Can Cardi B and Offset buy a birthday gift for their daughter, Kulture Cephus, without attracting major backlash? Apparently not! The celebrity couple recently found themselves in the middle of a social media storm after Offset gifted Kulture with a Birkin bag.
For those who do not know, Birkin by Hermes is valued at about $12,000 used. New bags typically start at $20,000. Offset gave his daughter a hot pink bag that matched her birthday outfit. She was happy along with her mom, Cardi B, who considered the gesture beautiful. A few trolls, however, took issue with Offset’s gift.
“You should have donated that 10k you spent on that Birkin Bag to a charity of your choice in Kulture’s name,” one critic wrote online after watching Cardi B and Offset’s daughter unbox her gift. “A two year old doesn’t even know what she has,” the troll continued. “She wants a regular toy.” Another critic said, “She has no clue what that is.”
It should go without saying that parents are free to purchase whatever they choose for their children’s birthday. Still, Cardi B and Offset remained at the center of scrutiny immediately after showing a video clip of their daughter taking a first look at her Birkin bag. One critic even went so far as to say that Birkin products in the hands of Cardi B cheapens the brand.
Cardi did not completely obliterate those who criticized her personality. The ‘Money’ rapper did, however, respond to the backlash her husband received after giving his daughter a birthday gift.
“Yea, kids only care about toys and candy,” Cardi admitted in a recent Instagram Story post. “But the thing is, kids also go outside. Kids go to restaurants, kids go to fancy places. Celebrity kids, they go do red carpets,” Cardi said. The celebrity mom further explained, “If I’m fly, and daddy’s fly, then so is the kid. If I’m wearing Cha-nay-nay, my kid’s having the same thing. It’s not up to what the kids like. If it was the kids, they’d be outside in diapers.”
Kulture Cephus is Cardi B and Offset’s only child together. She celebrated her second birthday earlier this month. Stay tuned for more celebrity birthday news!
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