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5 Things That Are Wrong with Kim Kardashian’s ‘Break the Internet’ Photos

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By now, we have all seen the photos from reality star Kim Kardashian’s nude photo shoot with Paper magazine. Here’s what’s wrong with Mrs. Kardashian West’s pictures.


It’s the ‘Butt’ of an Ongoing Racist Joke

The series of photos is, in fact, a recreation of photographer Jean-Paul Goude’s 1976 photo “Carolina Beaumont” also known as the “Champagne Incident.” The original photo shows a naked, smiling Black woman, balancing a champagne glass on her butt in a half-squatting position.

The photo was part of a larger photo book titled “Jungle Fever,” that fetishized Black women and sometimes made their bodies appear animalistic. Goude had a sort of obsession with Black women, which perpetuated the ideals that Black women’s bodies were objects. Author of “Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture,” Janell Hobson notes that in one part of “Jungle Fever,” Goude compares the backsides of Black women to those of “race horses.”

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15 thoughts on “5 Things That Are Wrong with Kim Kardashian’s ‘Break the Internet’ Photos

  1. Shawneen Don't Start Hicks says:

    Great article.

  2. Maybe the Kim Kardashian photos were a good thing because now everyone is talking about our history. Once we understand our history, we can break the cycle.

  3. Let me get this straight, big butts are property of black women only. Y'all need to get a grip man. This is small minded thinking. The n word is exclusive to blacks, ghetto or hood means black, now this. Y'all need to stop worrying about what others think. This is the biggest obstacle to real black power. Allowing others to name you and control your emotions. I'll say it again: grow the F up!!!


  5. Gregory Dowo says:

    I don't understand why Goude's girlfriend allowed herself to be photographed liked that. Now, that shows that as black people we can never move forward as long as we allow ourselves to do anything for the money. Same goes to our mainstream artists, dancers and rappers etc. We need to produce positive images of ourselves not to continue to satisfy the fetishes of white males, we will continue to be like Goude's girlfriend on that image.

  6. Tusia DeGraffenried says:

    This is only small minded to a person that doesn't see the big picture. It's another form of oppression, or better yet, suppression. Your people are stolen, your history is stolen, your inventions are stolen, your music royalties are stolen, and now your body parts are being emulated. Get over it, let it go!!! lol

  7. Keema McCoy says:

    Great article, I am finally glad that someone is recognizing Sarah Baartman and how she suffered for having a big butt.

  8. Honestly i couldn't care less about white woman posting their nude pictures as it doesn't really goes against thier culture but what i fail to understand is African woman doing the same thing which is so not African we need ask ourselves "Is there anything that still makes us Africans?" we dress like white people, take our kids to white school to be taught white cultures, our kids do know they're heritage and their African language… We are a lost nation

  9. How much did she pay y'all to keep her pics relevant? I truly hope this is the last time anyone discusses her shoot with the pictures.

  10. So what you are saying is you would prefer to be separate? but equal.. of course. That's messed up man. Your grandparents fought to end that kind of crap. It's your job to teach your kids your culture. I don't rely on schools to teach my kids about their heritage.

  11. Tusia DeGraffenried I don't need to emulate a big white butt. I have one already.

  12. Nicole Szonye Rhodes we absolutely need to be separate but even when we tried to be, white people could not tolerate it. We are so burdened.

  13. "Goude had a sort of obsession with Black women, which perpetuated the ideals that Black women’s bodies were objects"

    Yeah because no other women have been objectified. A new level of dumb for race baiting.

  14. Farntella Graham This is some next level dumb

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