We need to talk about women's bodies. We need to talk about their butts to be precise. Oh and we need to talk about Kim Kardashian.Of course, whenever the famous Kardashian and her butt do anything, the Internet gets busy. Wow, what a difference four years makes. Kardashian wasn't always so comfortable being photographed completely nude and look at her now? She's making us talk about women's rear like onions and petrol rates. No joke!
But when she bared her booty on the cover of Paper Magazine just days ago, did she really break the Internet, or was it the comet landing?
In case, you don't know already, the US reality TV star posed with a champagne glass resting on her butt, and went full moon with the headline 'Breaking the Internet: Kim Kardashian'.
Well the magazine wanted to break the Internet and its editors chose this way. But the apparent attempt to break the Internet got a lot of people talking, reacting and yes the internet had a field day. The magazine posted a series of nude photos, shot be Jean Paul Goude: where she posed from the side and showed off her butt a little, then there was one where she was fully naked, showing everything from the front. Everything.
But it was the photo on Wednesday that completely showed her backside that got the internet buzzing. As for any retouching to the photos, lots has been said. A lot was also made about the shininess and oil on her butt.
Interestingly, though, the whole episode caused many to recall and share bits of an excerpt from popular American actor-comedian Tina Fey’s book, Bossypants, on social media. In the 2011 book, Fey briefly mulls over women’s body image and she ends with a line about Kim Kardashian:
"Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes."