Kim Kardashian, the 33-year-old reality television star newly engaged to rap mogul Kanye West, is addressing the speculation about an alleged secret society known as the "Illuminati."
Kardashian took to her Instagram account to wish her good friend and socialite Brittny Gastineau a happy birthday by using the shape of an eye inside of a triangle to create a photo collage. When some people began commenting on the image while questioning if Kardashian was promoting the Illuminati, she took to Twitter to provide and explanation while defending her Christian faith.
"I posted a IG collage for my bff @BrittGastineau & people say its the illuminate! What is the illuminate? A religion (SIC)," Kardashian questioned on the social networking website. "...I'm a Christian. A cult?...not into that sorry! It had an eye on it, which reminded me of Britt bc her company 'eye on glam' & reminds me of against evil eye bracelets we wear."
She went on to apologize to those speculating on the matter by tweeting, "So sorry guys it was just a cool design I saw on one of those IG collage apps."
Gastineau went on to defend her friend Kardashian on her own personal Twitter account.
"People are so crazy they make illuminati rumors.. Hello people eyeonglam my site," Gastineau tweeted. "Get it? Not that deep."
Kardashian's fiance West also defended himself from claims that he was involved in the secret society last month.
"It means some of the distractions is working. The distractions are working," West said while visiting San Francisco radio station Wild 94.9. "They distract you talking bout, 'That's the Illuminati.' Does anybody know what the Illuminati is supposed to be? What are you talking about right now?"
This is not the first time West has addressed "Illuminati rumors." The rapper was the first voice that fans heard on Rihanna's "Diamonds" remix which was released last year.
"We're the cause of all the commotion, your mouth running but where is you going," West raps. "...What is (sic) you talking man that ain't important. Illuminati? High Society? We in this party and nobody invited me."