Kim Kardashian’s Controversial Cover *PICS NSFW*

By: Breanna Lehane, E23 Reporter

I’ve never really been one to “keep up with the kardashians,” but with Kim Kardashian’s latest cover release with Paper Magazine, I’m starting to feel as though Kim’s butt is actually following me. Twitter, Facebook, Yik Yak, you name it. Pictures and discussions of Kim’s glazed rear-end are blowing up the Internet. At first, I did what I usually do, and turned my head to the fashion icon’s gossip. But something was eating away at me; why, why, is Kim’s butt such a big deal? Other than the fact that it is, well, really big.

Me being me, I decided to look up the text “Break the Internet.”

Maybe there is some deep meaning behind this text?” I thought. “Maybe she is trying to take a stand for something? Anything?”

But what I found showed to be rather disappointing on the intellectual side. Kim simply did the shot just to do it; just to show the world that she in fact could break the Internet by simply posting a picture of her bum. Would I do it if I had the body to? I couldn’t tell you. There is so much controversy on whether the picture is right or wrong, I might have just stuck my tail behind my million-dollar-booty and ran from the press.

I have stumbled across numerous opinions on this topic. A majority of the commenters are claiming the only reason they care is “because she is a mom now and it is unacceptable.” While I will be the first to admit it would be a little strange to see my mom on that cover, I don’t think this is why the public is attacking this photo.

Nudity of any celebrity has always been attacked. Nude pictures of generally anyone has. But, lets face it, we are not talking about just “any nudes,” we are talking about Kim Kardashian: sex icon and fashionista of our everyday entertainment. Whether or not she had a kid, I feel the same amount of publicity would have been delivered to this magazine cover.

Kim did a lot more than stir up some hormones with her pictures. With this Internet take-over, I feel what started off as a “disapproval” and “bashing opportunity” for Kim’s “haters,” has actually sparked some pretty interesting debates. An aspiring artist from the Chicago land area commented on the coverage of Kim’s cover photo.

The level of gender inequality in this country, and around the globe is staggering,” said Dimitri. “Does anyone slam the men in ‘Magic Mike’ for publicly displaying themselves in a overtly sexual way, despite the fact that one of them is a father? Being an artist, I find the human body to be a beautiful thing. I don’t find nudity ‘inappropriate’ or ‘sexual’ constantly.”

Dimitri made his point very clear, and I wasn’t shocked when I found many more people who shared his opinion on this the photo shoot. His post made me question what other comments were that got him fired up. Sure, it was no shot in the dark, but curiosity consumed me. Didn’t take more than a few scrolls to find many comments agreeing and disagreeing with Dimitri.

One disagreement read,

What ever happened to being a classy woman that keeps herself only for her man? I don’t care how beautiful or picture perfect you’re a** may be. I don’t want to see it. It’s degrading.”

Sorry Kim, you can never win! Good news, is naked or not, her fan base is large enough to not be effected by the loss of one or two fans. Considering how much attention Paper Magazine brought to this table, her fan base may have grown. To all you want-to-be Kardashians out there, the question as to why this is all such a big deal might not be answered. But, as far as Kim Kardashian taught us: whether you’re a mom or not, start up controversial issues and have a heck-of-a-fine booty (and maybe some Photoshop).

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PAPER Magazine cover, Jean-Paul Goude