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Kim Kardashian's naked W photos -- a thin line between love and hate

February 4, 2011 |  3:48 pm

Kim Kardashian likes her naked pictures for W Magazine It seems like Kim Kardashian has a love-hate relationship with her naked body -- she's now backpedaling on her initial reaction to her nude photos in W Magazine.

"This really pisses me off -- this is serious porn!" she had sobbed to sisters Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian on a recent episode of E!'s "Kourtney and Kim Take New York."

The news came when she got an advance copy of her full-frontal on the mag's annual Art issue. She was furious that she was "more naked" in the W photos than she'd been in her Playboy shoot, showing more, well, let's just call it more anatomical detail.

"She promised me I would be covered with artwork on top of me," Kardashian said.

When the show was shot, the 30-year-old reality TV starlet said she would never do a nude shoot again, not even for Vogue. Hear that, Anna Wintour?

But now she's telling Us Magazine that she loves the photos and thinks they're "beautiful."

"W Magazine is iconic so I'm really happy that I did it and that those are the photos." 

What a difference a week makes!

"It's just that that's not what I thought they were going to be," she said. "Obviously, I'm comfortable posing nude -- I've done that before, and I did that then for the magazine. But that's probably not the direction I would've wanted to go if I thought that was going to be the case."

So, what changed? Well, the Ministry's search-engine-optimized investigation leads us to believe that W's downplaying of the porn aspect and up-playing of the photos' artistic value are behind Kim K.'s change of heart.

"In keeping in line with the theme of W Magazine's November Art Issue, Kim Kardashian's cover was conceived as an artistic collaboration with well-known artist Barbara Kruger, and was a meditation on the influence that reality TV has on contemporary culture," the mag told New York Magazine's the Cut blog.

"The inside portfolio documented the career and power of Kim Kardashian as a work of art, using the language of artists like Jeff Koons and Gilbert & George."

Well, we'd backpedal too, if W swooned over the cultural significance of our naked butt.


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-- Nardine Saad

Photo: Kim Kardashian at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in L.A. on Jan. 30, 2011. Credit: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images