The Met joins Kim’s #BreakTheInternet in the best way possible
NEW YORKKim Kardashian may be getting all the attention but the Metropolitan Museum in New York knows what a real statuesque booty looks like, the Nypost has reported. Joining in on the Twitter frenzy ignited by the reality star’s butt-baring appearance on a magazine cover, the museum has tweeted its own pic of an ample-bottomed sculpture that bears a striking resemblance.
“Here at the Met, we have artworks that can #BreakTheInternet too!” the Met tweeted, adopting the hashtag that has been blowing up on Twitter ever since Paper magazine offered a peek of the racy cover of its winter issue.
The Met’s 8.4-inch-tall “Steatopygous female figure” is a symbol of fertility that predates Kardashian by about 6,500 years. Within hours, the cheeky tweet had garnered more than 1,000 retweets and won kudos across social media.
Paper’s cover shot of Kardashian’s colossal derriere, printed with the line “Break the Internet,” has been lampooned on social media all this week, with memes depicting her rump as everything from hot-dog buns to Homer Simpson’s lips.
The star was apparently reveling in the spike of fame, even if she is the butt of the jokes. “Because we know you came [sic] just read the article,” she tweeted.