With Lizzo dressing like Chrisean Rock and Skai Jackson channeling her inner Janet Jackson, numerous celebrities paid homage to some real-life stars this Halloween.

North West, the eldest child between Kim Kardashian and Kanye “Ye” West, followed suit and dressed as the one-and-only King of Pop for the late-October holiday.

However, North’s Michael Jackson costume didn’t include your standard faux leather jacket and singular glove, as the 9-year-old’s get-up included the actual hat that the late performer wore during his “Smooth Criminal” music video.

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People on Twitter weren’t exactly gung-ho about the costume, though, as some users argued that the 9-year-old wouldn’t recognize the significance of the hat she was wearing for a mere Halloween get-up; as such, individuals suspected that Kardashian was the one behind the lewk, and she was slammed online.

Others referenced how she notoriously donned Marilyn Monroe’s dress for the 2022 MET Gala and suggested that a trend appears to be emerging.

It was also pointed out that such pieces should be with Jackson’s descendants or placed in a museum rather than at a children’s Halloween party.

In fact, some went as far as to call the situation “disturbing” and “creepy.”

We should add that this hat situation comes about three years after Kardashian made headlines for buying her eldest child a jacket that Michael Jackson owned back in the day.

Additionally, it’s worth pointing out that MJ isn’t the only star who North dressed up as this year, as her mother uploaded a photo showing her channeling Aaliyah alongside her siblings, who were dressed as other noteworthy musicians.

She also showed her and some friends enjoying a Halloween photoshoot themed after TLC’s “No Scrubs” music video.

However, ahead of a Halloween party, North decided to ditch these celebrity-based costumes in favor of one that was a bit scarier.

Photo credit: @kimkardashian

What do you think about North West’s different Halloween costumes, and do you agree with the outrage surrounding her using Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” hat?