Responses to Kim Kardashian’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue have been mixed. The magazine made the announcement on May 16 and has already received flak online for including the reality star in the annual issue.
“What has she done in sports? Or she just payed [sic] for the cover to show how ‘good’ she looks after a million surgeries and lots of photoshop,” one person tweeted in response to the announcement. While another wrote, “Money can buy almost everything…in this case, the chance to be on the cover of SI even if you are not an athlete.”
However, despite the barrage of anti-Kim comments, Kardashian also received a glowing amount of support from fans on social media. In response to a troll who asked what sport Kardashian played professionally, one person replied with the names of other cover stars, tweeting, “The same one that Elle MacPherson, Paulina Porzikova, Cheryl Tiegs and Christie Brinkley played.” Others were quick to call out the “haters” and congratulate the SKIMS founder on the accomplishment. “Imagine serving like this in ur 40s WOW,” a supporter tweeted.