If recent history is any indicator, it’s hard to suppress images of Kim Kardashian doing anything in the nude. Still, W magazine took a shot at doing just that this week when early scans of the omnipresent reality star’s November cover package — which matched her with photographer Mark Seliger, artist Barbara Kruger and lots of silver body paint — made their way to the public ahead of schedule. Perez Hilton posted scans of the Kardashian editorial on Monday before the magazine’s own prepared p.r. campaign rollout, but the post later vanished from his blog’s archives. Hilton confirmed via e-mail on Thursday that W had sent him a cease-and-desist letter the day he posted and that he had obliged. Of course, a quick, if not entirely safe for work, Google Image search showed the Internet had already done its usual damage, and the pictures could still be found on other sites. Perhaps a bit curiously, one outlet that isn’t hosting any of the completely nude shots is W’s own site. “We were just not duplicating photos for this issue; we had some great outtakes to feature,” said a magazine spokeswoman.
October 15, 2010