'W' Magazine Defends Kim Kardashian Pics (Sort Of)

Julie Ryan Evans

Kim KardashianThough we saw the notorious "full-on porn" pics of Kim Kardashian last fall when they were printed in W magazine, we've been hearing about them endlessly since Kim just cried about them during this week's episode of Kourtney& Kim Take New York. She sobbed when she saw that the silver paint she sprayed even up in her nether regions had in fact hidden nothing -- nipple, ass crack, all was on display.

And she was devastated. She was tricked! Even though she agreed to get naked, she didn't want to look naked. She thought there would be buildings covering her. *Sob*

And at last, W has responded with a defense ... of sorts:

In statement to The Cut, W explained:

In keeping in line with the theme of W Magazine’s November Art Issue, Kim Kardashian’s cover was conceived as an artistic collaboration with well-known artist Barbara Kruger, and was a meditation on the influence that reality TV has on contemporary culture.

The inside portfolio documented the career and power of Kim Kardashian as a work of art, using the language of artists like Jeff Koons (see Rabbit) and Gilbert & George (see The Singing Sculpture).

Um, okay, got that. Kim Kardashian is art. There's plenty of room for interpretation in art, so we'll go with that, but what about the whole little matter that you printed this "art" without her knowing about it -- or at least without her knowing she'd be nude? That's what we really need to know.

If Kim was really determined NOT to pose nude as she said, don't you think she would have made damn sure she was really NOT going to be nude in the pictures? Doesn't she have enough people working for her to attend to such important matters ... if it really was such an important matter. And if the magazine really went against her wishes, where's the lawsuit?

I'm starting to think that Kim's a better actress than I thought, and that this whole thing is just as scripted as Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Pose nude, but say you didn't mean to, then bask in the glory of it all in your new role as a great work of art bestowed upon the world as the result of a great tragedy. Oh yeah, and amp up ratings for your new show with all the controversy along the way. Brilliant!

With successful maneuvers like that, I'm more convinced than ever that the Kardashians will achieve their goals of world domination. If she gets a Vogue spread out of all of this, it will be confirmed.

Do you think Kim's outrage over the W pictures is feigned or real?

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