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People Have Mixed Feelings About These Photos Of Kim Kardashian West Channeling Jackie O

"I'll allow it."

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On Monday, the world became aware of this cover image for Interview's September issue โ€” a photo of Kim Kardashian West donning a Jackie O. bouffant. "America's new first lady Kim Kardashian West & her daughter North West," the magazine cover reads. In the article, Kardashian West has a conversation with author and activist Janet Mock.

The introduction to the piece makes the inspiration for the styling choice abundantly clear: "For her debut appearance on the cover of a magazine with her daughter North, Kim Kardashian West channels another mother whose every move captivated the American imagination: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis," it reads.

@KimKardashian @InterviewMag Channeling your #jackieO

Kardashian West was styled by Patti Wilson and photographed by Steven Klein.

Here are some other photos from the shoot.


I will treasure this shoot forever! Thank you @InterviewMag ๐Ÿ“ธSteven Klein

People had mixed reactions to the Jackie O-inspired pics. Some people were critical of the styling choice.

@KimKardashian Jackie O turning over in her damn grave right now


@KimKardashian That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.


@KimKardashian You could NEVER BE the great, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. NEVER!

@KimKardashian I just want to see Kim I don't see Kim .. I see you replicating Jackie .


This person asked a question.

Since when did Kim and North have the same skin color?

Nothing but respect for MY First Lady

One person "blamed" Taylor Swift.

look what you made her do @taylorswift13

And someone else wished the cover weren't fiction.

@KimKardashian It's strange for me to say that I wish this were real. Kanye running the country would make me feel a lot safer.


Others appeared to struggle with how to specifically ~place~ their feelings on the imagery.

I'm not even sure what to do with this image. It's definitely *challenging*.

What's going on here ๐Ÿค”

But this person conceded.


And someone else approved.

LOVE! @kimkardashian is always going there! I love it.



@KimKardashian This your new look for when Kanye takes office in 2020? ๐Ÿ˜‚ You look great btw ๐Ÿ˜˜

#kanye2020 B R I N G it ON!

Remy Smidt is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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