Under the cover line "Break the Internet," Kim Kardashian posed for a series of risque photos for Paper Magazine's winter issue, released earlier this week -- including a full-frame image of her butt and a full-frontal nude.
Reaction was swift, sustained and divisive: lots of body positivity, lots of negativity. And a lot of focus on the fact that Kardashian has a daughter.
"I normally don't. But ... you're someone's mother ..." wrote "Glee" star Naya Rivera on Kardashian's Instagram.
The singer Lorde added, simply, "mom," in response to a Kardashian tweet.
They were not alone.
Wow I didn't realize Kim Kardashian went full frontal nude in paper magazine.. Bit trashy. She prides herself on being such a good mom ha— Elizabeth Whitson (@BethWhitson) November 13, 2014
Kim kardashian is a mom & wife and is still posting pictures of her naked body all over the Internet but half of you girls look up to her— Hi I'm Louis (@LouisTNgo) November 13, 2014
Kim kardashian is trashy. Why are you still doing nude photo shoots when you're a mom— ky✌ (@kybutlaaa) November 13, 2014
As the "mom shaming" storyline coalesced, people came to Kardashian's defense.
On babycenter.com, Sara McGinnis asked: "It doesn’t sit well with me for Kim to be shamed for being naked and sexy(ish) because she’s a mom. If you don’t like the photo at all that’s fine by me, but what should being a mom have to do with it?"
For her part, the last thing Kardashian tweeted was a winky face.
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