Alyssa Milano called out The NY Post editors for showing “unacceptable sexism” by mocking Kim Kardashian West’s body on the cover of Thursday’s paper.
Kim went to Washington on Wednesday to ask President Trump to pardon drug mule Alice Marie Johnson who was sentenced to life in prison for her first drug offense. Johnson has spent more than two decades behind bars.
After their meeting, Trump tweeted a picture showing him grinning widely while sitting behind his desk in the Oval Office as Kardashian stood beside him wearing a conservative all-black pantsuit
Kim’s choice of garments was intended to distract attention away from her body.
It didn’t work.
Editors of the New York Post used the White House photo for the front page of their Thursday edition and accompanied it with the headline “TRUMP MEETS RUMP” and other offensive phrases like “The big other ass summit” and “Kim Thong Un pitches prez on prison reform”, a pun on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
“Disgusting headline, @nypost. @KimKardashian was meeting with President Trump about a critical issue and you lead with her a*s?,” tweeted Milano, who is a key figure in the #MeToo movement. “This is unacceptable sexism. No woman deserves this. Thank you for using your platform to raise awareness for the issue of prison reform, Kim.”
Twitter users also slammed The Post for minimizing prison reform while objectifying the reality TV star.
Comedian Terrence K. Williams, who is Black, supported Milano’s comments, tweeting:
“This is so disrespectful! Where are the woman activist, feminist and metoo movement? @newyorkpost should know that this is misogynistic, shaming @KimKardashian because she is woman that wants to make a change. Well y’all had nice headlines for Stormy Daniels I wonder why.”
This is so disrespectful! Where are the woman activist, feminist and metoo movement ? @newyorkpost should know that this is misogynistic, shaming @KimKardashian because she is woman that’s wants to make a change. Well y’all had nice headlines for Stormy Daniels I wonder why. pic.twitter.com/LNFLQMeGAr
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) May 31, 2018
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