New York Post Slammed for Its 'Kim Thong Un' Cover

Many are calling poke at Kim Kardashian 'sexist,' inappropriate
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2018 6:22 AM CDT
Updated May 31, 2018 6:55 AM CDT
New York Post Slammed for Its 'Kim Thong Un' Cover
This combination photo shows President Trump at a campaign rally in Moon Township, Pa., on March 10, 2018, left, and Kim Kardashian West at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront in New York on May 15, 2017.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The jokes of a "Trump-Kim" summit came flying fast after Kim Kardashian met with the president Wednesday at the White House, but one snarky headline isn't going over so well. Per HuffPost, Kardashian was there to talk to Trump about criminal justice reform and to press for a pardon for 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, who's serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense. The New York Post tweeted out an advance look at its Thursday morning cover about the meeting: a photo of Kim K and Trump posing in the Oval Office along with a headline that read: "The Other Big Ass Summit: Trump Meets Rump." Kardashian is also referred to as "Kim Thong Un" on the cover.

It's a riff on both the canceled summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as well as on a part of Kardashian's body, which doesn't have anything to do with prison reform—and many aren't happy about it. CNN calls the cover "appalling," while Mashable's own headline reads "Wildly sexist New York Post front page refers to Kim Kardashian's butt 3 times." Even those who aren't fans of either Kim K or Trump say the cover is out of line. One big name in particular was miffed. "Disgusting headline, @nypost," Alyssa Milano tweeted. "@KimKardashian was meeting with President Trump about a critical issue and you lead with her ass? This is unacceptable sexism. No woman deserves this." The Daily Beast dives into a related take: Trump's own "ugly history of misogynistic comments" on Kardashian's appearance. (More Kim Kardashian stories.)

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