On the night of November 18th, the very underrated Paper Magazine, along with Kim Kardashian, released the cover of their upcoming Winter issue. The title alone “Break The Internet” let you know from the gate that this wasn’t just any magazine cover, this was a magazine cover with one of the most famous people of all-time completely naked, displaying nothing more than some pearls and a very prideful (Kanye) smirk.
Now, in my humble opinion, if my body paralleled Kim Kardashian’s then I would also be smirking exactly like my millionaire husband, but my humble opinion is not the same as those on our apparently newly broken internet. Instead, the reactions on social media, from sexist men to your favorite Twitter-feminists, were mainly those of ostracizing ridicule. As usual, here at Hazie, we’d like to shed some light on why we think Kim, despite her insanely amazing ASSets, didn’t break the internet at all because it was, in fact, already broken.
In order to convey our point in a way in which we will cover all of our bases, this post will be done a little differently, as it will be an interactive conversation between myself (Taylor) and Chuck. While we are quite the collaborative effort, when it comes to topics like sexism, feminism, and other social groupings, we tend to possess oppositional stances, so with that said, this should be interesting.
Taylor: Is the Internet broken Chuckie?
Chuck: Yeah, I heard Michael Wilbon say once that he hates Twitter specifically because it’s a cynical space. When it comes to the internet, people just love to project their insecurities and other negative feelings onto it, mainly to get a reaction and just to be heard. Yet they get mad when there’s an oppositional rebuttal.
Taylor: I see. I’m in complete agreeance with you, the internet is definitely broken. But, do you think Kim Kardashian broke it?
Chuck: No. People enjoy it when the neighborhood chick tries to show off her goods. And they like it when Tumblr chicks do the same thing and explain/defend it as art. But all of a sudden, Kim K does it and the morality Gods come out of nowhere. Read More