ht2.People outraged as Kim Kardashian's daughter with Kanye West gets role as young Simba – 'mockery to hard-working people'

May 30, 2024
ht2.People outraged as Kim Kardashian's daughter with Kanye West gets role as young Simba – 'mockery to hard-working people'
The nepotism debate in Hollywood is rather rife these days. The latest topic of this conversation happens to be the daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West; North West.

Keep reading to learn more about what the entire situation was about.


Kim Kardashian’s daughter with her ex-husband Kanye West, North West, is now ten years old. For The Lion King’s 30th anniversary concert at the Hollywood Bowl, North played young Simba.

Jason Weaver, the original singing voice of young Simba, also appreciated the talent of the little girl online. But it seems not everyone was as appreciative of young North West being chosen.

A lot of people on social media seem to be critical of this. A lot of people are accusing the casting choice of being based on ‘nepotism’ since North is the daughter of two incredibly famous and influential people. A lot of people seemed to think the role being given to North meant it was being taken away from an actual talented child.

One person wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter), “Everyone is saying not to be too harsh on her & that’s fair but let’s be very real: there are plenty of talented & hard-working 10-year-olds who deserved this far more than North West, who even looks like she didn’t attend rehearsals. Nepotism is a mockery to hard-working people.”

While another added, “I’m sorry but casting North West as Simba when there are hundreds of properly trained theatre kids with voice coaches, dance skills, and experience was a HORRIBLE choice. It definitely makes you question the credibility of the casting director. You let Kim pay to ruin your show.”

Now, it seems that some details are coming to light about how North West managed to snag the role. A source told Dailymail that the Kardashian family has a close connection to the event’s producers, which might have been a big reason why North West landed the coveted part. The production company that was in charge of The Lion King at the Hollywood Bowl also produces The Kardashians!


While this is not the first time North West has shown her musical prowess. Just earlier this year, she was featured on a track with her father, Kanye West, and other artists.

Another reason the source said for her casting was the star power her name brings to things. They knew that casting North West would make headlines and that is something they wanted. The source said, “They were hoping to draw publicity for this, which they did. But North didn’t have to compete against anyone else and anyone else who would have auditioned would have not gotten it anyways. This is 100 per cent the result of her family’s relationship with Disney and with Fulwell.”

It is also said that the performance will be featured in an upcoming episode of the family’s infamous reality show, which would further increase the show’s notoriety.


“The promise of the moment being shown on the show and to go and be seen everywhere was also a major selling point for having North a part of the festivities. Like everything the Kardashians do, this was well-documented and planned. They have to keep the brand somehow,” the source said.

While her star power and famous parents might have helped her get the part, the insider shared that North West is passionate about music and performing and hence was excited about getting the role.

The source shared, “North wants to do music, stage, TV, film and all different things in entertainment. So every opportunity she gets or is given is all a part of the plan for her to take over Hollywood as crazy as that might sound it is one thing that Kim and Kanye can agree on and they are going to help get her any and all opportunities possible.”


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