Like a virus, the image has been spreading across the Internat and social media throughout the past weeks - Kim Kardashian West's cover spread with Paper Magazine's latest issue: Break the Internet. If you haven't already read the article, or seen the images, you are in for a shock. Photographer, Jean-Paul Goude, known for this iconic champagne shot, teamed up with Kim to recreate and modernise the 1976 photograph of model Carolina Burmont.
Although the images for this spread are highly discussed, one cannot argue the success and "photoshop" beauty of Kim Kardashian. If you look past the images and read between them, one might argue that the words themselves speak the truth about Kim Kardashian West -
A feminist-entrepreneur-pop-culture-icon or a late-stage symptom of our society's myriad ills: narcissism, opportunism, unbridled ambition, unchecked capitalism. But behind all the hoopla, there is an actual woman -- a physical body where the forces of fame and wealth converge.
Or is it so that those words about Kim don't matter when they are paired with photos like these? What do you think about Kim Kardashian's oiled and naked backside for in this controversial spread? What is it saying about our pop culture and women today - is it saying anything at all?