Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine Cover

Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine Cover

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Updated Aug 07, 2015 at 04:26PM EDT by Don.

Added Nov 12, 2014 at 03:00PM EST by Brad.

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Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine Cover refers to a photograph of the American reality TV star posing naked for the 2014 winter issue of New York-based indie fashion magazine Paper. Upon its publication, Kardashian's racy cover photo instantly became a trending topic and prompted a slew of photoshopped parodies on Twitter, Instagram and elsewhere online.

Origin

On November 11th, 2014, Paper Magazine's Twitter account shared a link to a brief article showcasing two studio photographs of Kim Kardashian, the 34-year-old TV personality and wife of Kanye West, for the cover image of its latest issue, both captioned with the subtitle "Break the Internet / Kim Kardashian" (shown below). In less than 24 hours, the tweet racked up more than 3,200 retweets and 2,500 favorites.


PAPER NEW YORK WINTER 2014 $10 BREAK THE INTERNET KIM KARDASHIAN PAPER NEW YORK WINTER 2014 $10 BREAK THE INTERNET KIM KARDASHIAN

Within the hour, Kim Kardashian also shared one of the cover photos via Instagram, in which she is shown popping a bottle of champagne, with its geyser drawing a perfect arc over her head and being poured into a glass positioned on her buttocks (shown below). Kardashian's Instagram photo garnered more than 462,000 likes and nearly 15,000 comments.


kimkardashian 20 hours ago +Follow PAPER NEW YORK WINTER 2014 $10 BREAK THE INTERNET KIM KARDASHIAN Paper Magazine new cover alert!-such a honor to work with the legendary I Jean-Paul Goude!!! Shot this in Paris. Can't wait for you to see the the whole issue。 462095 likes14860 comments Anstagram

The cover photographs were commissioned by renowned French graphic designer and photographer Jean-Paul Goude, who sought to recreate his iconic portrait photograph Carolina Beaumont, New York, 1976 originally featured in his 1982 book Jungle Fever (shown below).

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Kanye West's Response

Later that evening, Kardashian's husband and celebrity rapper Kanye West retweeted the cover photo in approval using the hashtag #ALLDAY (shown below). In just over 20 hours, West's tweet accumulated over 60,000 retweets and 68,000 favorites.


KANYE WEST @kanyewest ☆ + Follow #ALLDAY わt3 ★ ..。 PAPER NEW YORK WINTER 2014 $10 BREAK THE INTERNET KIM KARDASHIAN

Online Reaction

On November 12th, discussions about Kardashian's racy magazine cover photo flooded Twitter and other social media outlets, soon giving rise to the trending hashtags #BreakTheInternet and #ThingsThatLookLikeKimKardashiansBum, which were mentioned over 42,000 times and 2,500 times, respectively, within the 24-hour period. Meanwhile, dozens of photoshopped parodies based on the cover photograph began to surface on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and Tumblr.

News Media Coverage

Shortly after Paper Magazine's unveiling of the cover photo, the story was picked up by virtually all celebrity gossip and entertainment news sites, including Gawker[3], BuzzFeed,[11] Perez Hilton[2], E! Online[5], Daily Mail[4], TMZ[6], MTV[8] and Vanity Fair[7], as well as a number of major U.S. news outlets like TIME Magazine[9][11], The Washington Post[10] and CNN.[13]

Notable Examples


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