Billboard Magazine has apologized for “sexualizing” North West in a bizarre tweet sent out Friday morning.
Someone on Billboard‘s staff tweeted out a picture of North West sticking out her tongue while holding a Pez candy dispenser in her hand, with a caption that read, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…” Many thought the joke alluded to Kim Kardashian’s infamous sextape with Ray J.
As the tweet – which has since been deleted – began to pop up on followers’ timelines, the backlash was immediate:
The publication claims the caption was taken out of context and issued an apology: “The caption was about her comments to paparazzi. The suggestion some see was not intended.” The tweet was, in fact, linked to a story on Billboard about North shutting down the paparazzi by saying, “I said no pictures!”
It looks like North’s first paparazzi-induced scandal is the books.
SOURCE: Billboard | PHOTO CREDIT: Splash, Instagram, Twitter
Every Time North West Channeled Kanye West
1. "Stand back Kim, I'll handle this."Source:Getty 1 of 10
2. Completely and utterly fed up.Source:Splash News 2 of 10
3. North tries to figure out what everyone's deal is.Source:Splash News 3 of 10
4. North only smiles in front of cameras sometimes–just like dad.Source:Getty 4 of 10
5. Kanye & Nori express some concern.Source:Splash News 5 of 10
6. His x Hers.Source:Splash News 6 of 10
7. Daddy's baby.Source:Getty 7 of 10
8. North protects her mom, just like dad would.Source:Splash News 8 of 10
9. North clowns the paparazzi, just like dad would if he were there...Source:Splash News 9 of 10
10. North captures Kanye's 2012 swag.Source:Getty 10 of 10
Billboard Apologizes For “Sexualizing” North West In Bizarre Tweet was originally published on globalgrind.com