She’s Sowwy: Laila Ali Publicly Apologizes For Calling Kimye’s Baby Name Stupid

August 7, 2013  |  

We can always respect a person who’s woman enough to admit when she’s wrong and humble enough to say, “I’m sorry.”During a recent charity event, Laila Ali was asked her opinion on the growing trend of people naming their babies extremely unique and peculiar names. The mom of two expressed her disapproval of the trend and used Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s baby girl North West as an example.

“I don’t like crazy names. I don’t think it makes any sense. You have to think about the child, as they get older and what they have to deal with. A lot of people do things as a fad and they want attention, like this is your child. If it’s crazy and it’s cool and nice and makes sense, that’s one thing. But if it’s North and South and Leaf and Waterdrop and all of these names. It’s like, come on now. I don’t care who you are, that’s just stupid,” she told Hip Hollywood.

Her comments stirred up a lot of controversy, as many found them to be inappropriate considering that she was referring to an innocent child. She recently called V-103 host Egypt to explain her side of the story and publicly apologize to Kim and Kanye.

“Okay, I was recently at a charity event and I was asked my opinion on some of these non-traditional and creative names and I was speaking very candidly and honestly as I always do. And you know, as a parent, knowing how cruel the world is and the bullying, and you know, kids have to grow up and get a job one day, I did say that I think some of these name choices are stupid,” Laila said.

“I do realize that it was a poor choice of words, you know, and it wasn’t to single out Kim or Kanye. I actually mentioned a bunch of names, not just the name North. It was a general opinion to a question that I was asked, but it doesn’t matter. I do realize and I take responsibility for it. I have no problem doing that. It was a poor choice of words that I used,” she continued.

She went on to say that she personally reached out to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to apologize.

Check out footage from the original interview below. What are your thoughts about this situation? 

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