1. “Kim Kardashian Doesn’t Realize She’s the Butt of an Old Racial Joke.” This may not come as a surprise to Grace Jones fans. For The Giro, Blue Telusma traces Jean-Paul Goude’s photograhs for Kardashian’s Paper Magazine cover story to some older, loaded photos from the photographer’s portfolio.
“First off, those of you declaring that these pictures are ’history-making’ need to chill out. There is nothing new or even original about this spread. Renowned French photographer Jean-Paul Goude just dug into his archives, pulled out some of his old favorites and recreated them with reality TV’s reigning It Girl. That’s it. At best, these pictures are recycled art, and at worst, they are lazy sensationalism—but innovative they are not. On the flip side—those of you saying that Kim Kardashian needs to put on some clothes simply because she is a mother also need to sip a big champagne glass of ’Girl, Bye!’ Because this antiquated idea that mothers are not allowed to celebrate their sexuality is ridiculous and naive. How exactly do you think women become mothers? Immaculate conception? I’ve never been a fan of policing other women’s bodies, and I’m not about to start now. Ya’ll can have that.”