20:31 Tuesday, 06 March 2018
Kim Kardashian has a Louis Vuitton snake…or so her fans believe.
The reality star posted a photo of a snake on her Instagram page today with the caption, “Little Louis.”
The purple and gold reptile appears to be printed with the Louis Vuitton logo.
Many fans have slated Kim, branding her “disgusting” and accusing her of animal cruelty.
But it turns out the image isn’t hers. Some on the ball fans have pointed out that the photo’s been pinched from a snake breeder’s Instagram account.
The Danish breeder, known only as Bigg Reptiles, posted the image last year. One of his boas was shedding and resembled the designer print.
A follower then edited the photo to make it look more authentic. Commenting back in June 2017, Bigg Reptiles said:
“I do not support any form of animal abuse/cruelty nor do I support those that paint their snake for ‘fun/artistic’ photos! This is a Photoshop edit done by a follower for fun.”
There's no denying that this photo have been shared a lot the last couple of weeks, from the personal accounts to big reptile and art pages and I'm forever grateful for the attention I've gotten ??? I've seen countless comments from people calling my little beauty the Louis Vuitton snake and @elliacula did some magic and gave her a #louisvuitton upgrade which I think suits her well, what do you guys think?! ?? Go check out the original photo for comparison ☺️ . . Edit: I do not support any form of animal abuse/cruelty nor do I support those that paint their snake for 'fun/artistic' photos! This is a Photoshop edit done by a follower for fun, some people need to take their chill pills and read the comments before opening their mouths! K? Thanks ??☺️ . . #BiggReptiles #BoasForLife #Denmark #Aarhus #boa #boas #boaconstrictor #boaconstrictors #redtail #redtailboa #boamorph #boamorphs #reptile #reptiles #love #pet #pets #petsofinstagram #coldblooded #snake #snakes #snakesofinstagram B❤️AS F?R L?FE !
The snake breeder has now called out Kim for not crediting him or the artist, posting on his Instagram stories: “When @kimkardashian shares you and @elli.acula photo and edit but doesn’t give you credit. But whatevs ye.”
Cover image and images on Facebook and Twitter via @biggreptilesdk on Instagram