Kim Kardashian passive aggressively corrected Ellen Degeneres while appearing on “The Ellen Show” this week, after Ellen assumed her and Kanye West’s son Psalm’s chain necklace was fake. Now, fans are besides themselves with how awkward the passive-aggressive encounter truly is.
“And Psalm is the one that wears the giant chain around his neck — is that Psalm?” Ellen asked Kim, referencing an adorable photo of her son styled in several fashionable necklaces.
Once Kim confirms that the photo is indeed of Psalm — “yes, it’s so big” — Ellen turns to the audience to gush over how cute it is. “Oh my god, he wears this fake, giant chain,” she begins, until Kim interrupts her.
“Wait, did you say fake?” Kim interjects as the audience screams, laughs, and inevitably applauds. Ellen looks shocked, and chuckling, insists: “It’s fake.” But Kim retorts: “It’s not! It’s not!”
“Oh my god, it’s huge,” Ellen continues, trying to justify her assumption. “I know, but it’s not,” Kim reiterates. “How can he keep his head up?! It’s not fake?!” Again, Kim repeats: “No, it’s not.”
Kim laughs throughout the entire conversation, but viewers were quick to note how passive-aggressive the exchange really was. “Kim wasn’t having it,” one viral Instagram captioned the clip.
“The passive aggressiveness in this video has me scared,” one user wrote in reply. “The amount of celebs who show aggression to Ellen on her own show,” said another — attaching a crying emoji.
“My god the intensity I can’t,” a third echoed followed by laughing-crying emojis, as another concurred: “She was like, ‘run that back!’”
“I wonder if [Ellen] ever wonders why the celebrities she invites are always passive aggressive towards her,” one curious Instagrammer queried.
We’ll never know what Ellen thinks, but one thing’s for sure: We will never question Kim’s children’s jewellery moving forward.