NY Post faces backlash over 'sexist' Kardashian, Trump cover

NY Post faces backlash over 'sexist' Kardashian, Trump cover
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The New York Post is facing backlash for its Thursday front page that focused on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE's meeting on Wednesday with reality television star Kim Kardashian West.

The publication is being accused of sexism over its multiple references to Kardashian's physical appearance.


The front page headline reads "Trump Meets Rump" with a banner across the top labeling the meeting as "The Other Big Ass Summit." Another set of large type refers to Kardashian as "Kim Thong Un."

Kardashian was at the White House to discuss prison reform with the president. She was reported to be ready to ask the president about a move to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother who is serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.

New York Post publisher and CEO Jesse Angelo took a victory lap for the cover on social media on Wednesday night after the cover was released on the Post's official Twitter account.

But a number of media outlets were not amused, including HuffPost and Mashable. Some media members and celebrities called the cover "disgusting," "mean-spirited" and "sexist."

A Mashable review of the cover called it "Wildy sexist" and noted Kardashian is a "businesswoman" and "mogul."

"Kim Kardashian is a businesswoman, reality television star, beauty mogul, and all-round pop culture icon. But, the New York Post chose to describe the woman at the helm of a multi-million dollar empire as 'Kim Thong Un' on its heinous front cover," reads the review.

The Post, Trump's hometown newspaper, has featured some infamous headlines over the years and even published a book, "Headless Body in Topless Bar: The Best Headlines from America's Favorite Newspaper" in 2008.

Kardashian became one of the biggest reality stars on cable via her "Keeping up with the Kardashians" program focusing on her family's trials and tribulations that launched on E! in 2007. She married rapper Kanye West, a staunch supporter of President Trump, in 2014.