Taking on the task of “breaking the internet,” Paper magazine features Kim Kardashian West on the cover of its winter issue. The provocative cover shot and editorial images were shot by Jean Paul Goude, who photographed the Grace Jones and Carolina Beaumont images that inspired Kardashian’s editorial.
Commenting on cover image, Kardashian jokingly remarked on Twitter, “And they say I didn’t have a talent, try balancing a champagne glass on your ass.”
Speaking to the uproar over the images, Paper editorial director Mickey Boardman told The Cut, “I just personally think that anything making fun of someone’s appearance, to me, is not funny. Especially if it’s a woman. Women get enough shit. Either they’re too skinny or too fat.”
Check out the cover below, along with the original image that inspired it.