Unless you live under a rock, you have no doubt seen – or at least heard about – the Paper Magazine photos of Kim Kardashian’s oil-covered booty making the rounds on the internet. The pictures were posted on Instagram earlier this week in a campaign to “break the internet,” and although the racy pictures didn’t exactly break it, they certainly did some damage. But never fear, Twitter has come to the rescue using the hashtag #FixTheInternet, in an attempt to save cyberspace from the Godzilla of giant, glistening butts.
Kardashian has been having a lot of fun with the magazine’s pictures on social media, making jokes about “breaking the internet” and posting this link to the article – accompanied by a frontal nude picture – on Twitter Thursday. And yes, there really is an article that accompanies the pictures.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 13, 2014
But social media works both ways – and Twitter has been having a heyday with the pictures, creating memes and posting #FixTheInternet tweets that range from funny to just plain mean.
— EraserFarm (@EraserFarm) November 13, 2014
I don’t want to live on this planet anymore #FixTheInternet
— katie (@Barnes22Katie) November 13, 2014
— Muzzles56 (@Muzzles56) November 13, 2014
— Travis Lindsay (@Trav_is_lindsay) November 13, 2014
I think I can speak for millions when I say: “I could care less about Kim Kardashian’s rear end!” #FixTheInternet
— Amy Hambrook (@AmyHambrook) November 13, 2014
In case you’re wondering whose idea those pictures were, Mickey Boardman, editorial director of Paper Magazine said that they were all Kardashian’s idea. And Kim K isn’t above a little self-promotion, as reported in this Inquisitr article about the description for her upcoming selfie book, Selfish.
“Kim’s attitude was ‘if we’re gonna do it, let’s really go there.'” he told Yahoo Style. “And it was her idea to take off her clothes and show more than her butt. But we [Paper] didn’t say ‘let’s do a cover with your butt hanging out.’ She said she was willing to take her clothes off and one thing lead to another.”
[Image via Dr. Wendy Walsh Blog]