UPDATE: Kim responds:
Hey guys! So yesterday I was doing a photo shoot with an adorable black kitty cat
and I Twitpic'd this picture... I have been getting negative comments regarding the way I was holding the kitty, but rest assured, the owner and vet were on set and showed me how to pick him up. The cat was not harmed in any way and is perfectly fine! I love animals and would never do anything to harm any animals.
Kim Kardashian, fresh off her nude photo shoot for Harper's Bazaar, is in Australia for another modeling project.
Kim tweeted this pic from her latest shoot Sunday night.
"Pic from my shoot yesterday...good kitty cat!" she wrote.
Many of her fans wrote angry comments about how she was holding the kitten, raising charges of animal cruelty and worse.