For the Winter issue of Paper magazine, Kim Kardashian made its cover go viral on the Internet by posing naked and displaying her biggest asset: her tush. Kardashian actually graces the cover of the magazine twice, and one of the covers features her generously oiled backside as the star.
The covers were released by Paper on Tuesday, November 11, with their goal to “Break The Internet” emblazoned across the images of Kardashian. In one shoot, Kardashian is fully clothed, wearing a black dress to recreate the French photographer Jean-Paul Goude's “Champagne Incident” image. On the other cover, Kardashian is seen lowering the same dress to expose her oiled butt.
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“Paper Magazine new cover alert! - such an honor to work with the legendary Jean-Paul Goude!!!! Shot this in Paris. Can't wait for you to see the whole issue,” Kardashian wrote in the caption of an Instagram she posted of one cover. It featured Kardashian popping a bottle of champagne that appears to fall into a glass balanced on her butt.
“And they say I didn’t have a talent…try balancing a champagne glass on your ass LOL #BreakTheInternet #PaperMagazine,” Kardashian added on Twitter. The 34-year-old reality star reportedly shared both images with her fans on social media.
“For our winter issue, we gave ourselves one assignment: Break The Internet,” said Paper. “There is no other person that we can think of who is up to the task than one Kim Kardashian West. A pop culture fascination able to generate headlines just by leaving her house, Kim is what makes the web tick.”
Apparently, not everyone was pleased with Kardashian’s display, as Glee’s Naya Rivera commented on her post, “But...you're someone's mother...”. Meanwhile, Brian Moylan of Time compared Kardashian’s butt to “a glazed Krispy Kreme donut” and “the biological equivalent of click-bait.”
“We can’t help but pay attention to it, but we’re always upset by the lack of substance,” Moylan wrote.