This photo of Kim Kardashian’s oiled-up butt did not break the Internet

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The Internet isn’t broken, but it does have a crack in it.

Having some difficulty with your Wi-Fi connection today? Don’t panic and call your local cable provider just yet. This photo of Kim Kardashian balancing a champagne glass on her ass is to blame.



A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on


The above images are from Kim K.’s Paper magazine cover shoot with the legendary photographer Jean-Paul Goude, and they were apparently intended to “break the Internet,” if Paper’s headline and this tweet from Kim K. herself are any indication:

She has a point there. Could that hashtag ratchet Willow Pape ever accomplish such impressive callipygian feats? Hashtag never.

It’s unclear how, exactly, Kim thought a photo of her naked rear end would “break the Internet,” Minaj-style, considering we’ve all seen it many times, here, here, and (of course) here. Maybe she thinks the combined traffic from everyone looking at her photo will cause everyone’s Wi-Fi connection to momentarily slow down. Maybe she’s planning on going to your house and smashing your modem/router in with a ballpeen hammer. Maybe she has a little hacker living inside her sphincter. I mean, who the hell knows. The point is, if by “break the Internet” she actually meant “inspire the Internet to Photoshop her head on the body of a centaur,” then Kim K.W. was largely successful.

And it looks like the trend is catching on.



Can you believe more than 2 ass can fit on the same screen? Guess which one’s real. Your move, instagram.

A photo posted by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on


H/T Marie Claire | Photo via Kim Kardashian/Instagram

EJ Dickson

EJ Dickson

EJ Dickson is a writer and editor who primarily covers sex, dating, and relationships, with a special focus on the intersection of intimacy and technology. She served as the Daily Dot’s IRL editor from January 2014 to July 2015. Her work has since appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Mic, Bustle, Romper, and Men’s Health.