Please forgive the number of 'k' puns used in this post. When two celebs with k-names, one of whom is a Kardashian, both get kittens, they're unavoidable.
So if you haven't heard, Kim Kardashian got a kitten, which she of course named Mercy after her boyfriend Kanye West's new single. But was Kanye the only source of inspiration for the new pet? Mercy, who Kim introduced to the internet via Instagram last night, looks an awful lot like Karl Lagerfeld's kitten Choupette, who happens to be the most famous cat in the world.
As we all know, there are few things Kim Kardashian loves more than fame, so could acquiring a Choupette doppelganger just be a new vehicle for more fame? We're sure it's only a matter of time before she starts tweeting and giving interviews about the cat's lavish lifestyle. One photo even looks suspiciously like a cat model card. Could Kim be envisioning for Mercy a level of cat fashion stardom henceforth only achieved by Choupette?
Perhaps Kanye even encouraged her to get a cat as part of the image overhaul he's been giving her since they started dating. Cats are just as hot and fashion-y as the latest Celine and Givenchy. Surely Kim couldn't be taken seriously by the fashion set without one.
This of course begs the very, very, incredibly important question: Which kitten is kuter? Does Choupette have some kompetition or is there no kontest?