Billboard Explains That North West Tweet Everyone Is Talking About

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Last week, North West made headlines when she was on her way into ballet class and showed that you can still be tough in a tutu as she scolded the swarming paparazzi, telling them, "I said no pictures!"

We covered the story, a lot of other outlets covered the story, because it was simultaneously sad (that a 2-year-old even has to ask them to respect her) yet awesome at the same time because she totally owned them.

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When Billboard wrote the story, however, they tweeted it out, as most media outlets do with their articles, but unfortunately the way their tweet was written caused a tremendous amount of backlash for that it seemed to imply.

Here's the now-deleted tweet, which was screen-grabbed by many Twitter users:

Immediately, people began criticizing the outlet for what people felt was sexualizing North because of Kim and her sex tape and the photo they chose. And we have to admit, when we first heard about this, we were like "oh no they didn't!" It actually sounds like it was more of a "oh no they didn't...mean to," though.

The caption was presumably MEANT to make the connection between Kanye West's notorious dislike for the paparazzi. However, using a pic of North and Kim kinda killed the reference, especially because Kim doesn't really seem to hate the paparazzi at all.

Still, they want everyone to know that sexualizing North was not their intention, and tweeted this apology to try to clear things up:


Not everyone is accepting the apology, though. "This apology is stupid and the pic you chose has nothing to do w/her comments to paparazzi," one person replied. "'Suggestion some see' are you f**king kidding me?" another wrote. "Y'all are lying! If that was the case, you wouldn't have used that picture. Yall are disgusting & thought it would've been funny!" someone else chimed in.

Neither Kim or Kanye has commented about the whole thing, but the Twitterverse seems to be handling it for them.

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