Kim Kardashian has stunned fans after landing the cover of GQ’s Men Of The Year issue.
The 43-year-old reality star was one of three cover stars of the US edition ahead of Thursday night’s awards, which will honor a selection of people who have shaped culture, fashion, entertainment and sport in 2023.
Kim was named Tycoon of the Year following the launch of Skims menswear, and posed in an androgynous suit and tie for the cover spread, taking to Instagram to share: ‘Hi! I’m the GQ Man of the Year!’
She’s not the first bitch to cover the annual edition, following Rihanna, Megan Thee Stallion, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and Scarlett Johansson.
But fans were baffled by the comments, posting: ‘I just feel like this is taking away from the successful men’; “And this, ladies and gentlemen… is why America is now laughed at all over the world. Absolutely embarrassing’; “But like…you’re not a man. Hahaha, I’m confused all the time’.
Confusing: Kim Kardashian has stunned fans after landing the cover of GQ’s Men Of The Year issue and being named Tycoon Of The Year by the magazine
Confusing: Kim was one of three cover stars of the US edition ahead of Thursday night’s awards, which will honor a selection of people who have shaped culture in 2023
Others added, “I think this is super insensitive. Here we are as a society still fighting for women’s rights, neither allowing transgender people in women’s sports nor wanting transgender men to advertise women’s clothing and bras. But we’re going to nominate a woman, Kim K, for MAN of the Year? And somehow that’s okay? no, I don’t like the double standard.’
In 2018, Rose McGowan became the first-ever female recipient of a GQ Man Of The Year award, receiving the Inspiration award for her work on the #MeToo movement.
In addition to Kim, Jacob Elordi and rapper Travis Scott also made American covers this year.
In her GQ cover interview, Kim revealed how her parents’ divorce helped her navigate her own divorce from ex-husband Kanye West.
The reality star, who ended her marriage to the 46-year-old rapper, with whom she shares four children, in 2021, admitted it was okay to be “vulnerable” without having to say anything negative about her ex-partner.
Adorning the cover of GQ’s 28th annual Men of the Year She then recalled how her parents made her and her siblings feel “loved and heard” during the painful breakup, something she tried to do with her own children.
Kim’s parents Kris and Robert Kardashian were married for 13 years and shared children Kim, Kourtney, 44, Khloe, 39, and Robert Jr, 36, before splitting in 1991.
She told the publication: “I have thought about how my parents handled it with us.”
‘I just remember them being open… Ultimately, it’s about children feeling loved and heard. You want to be sensitive because they’re just kids, and it’s hard to go through it no matter what age they are.”
Adding: ‘You have to make sure you only go to a level that they can understand. It’s okay to show your vulnerable side. You never go to the negative side.”
Last year, Kim explained that she has tried to protect her children from “all the crazy stuff that comes with Kanye’s public outbursts,” but insisted that if they asked her about it in the future, she would be “willing” to answers. .
The mother of four broke down in tears as she discussed their public split Angie Martinez IRL podcast and compared the lives of her children to her own upbringing by father Robert.
Kim cried as she said, “I had the best dad. I don’t want to get emotional. For me it was just another day. It is difficult. It’s like co-parenting, it’s fucking hard, you know.”
“So if they don’t know what’s being said or what’s happening in the world, like why would I ever bring that energy to them? You know, that’s some really heavy, heavy adult s***. What they are not ready to deal with.
“And when they are, we’ll have those conversations and I’ll be so prepared for it, but until then, I’ll do everything I can to keep their lives as normal as possible.”
Kanye and Kim started dating in 2012. The couple married in 2014 and share four children together: daughters North, 10, and Chicago, five, and sons Psalm, four, and Saint, seven.
Candid: The reality star who split from the rapper, with whom she shares four children, in 2021 said it was okay to be ‘vulnerable’ without having to say anything negative about her former partner (pictured with Kanye in 2016 )
Mother: Kim filed for divorce from the rapper in 2021, citing irreconcilable differences and initially agreeing to joint custody before a breakdown in 2022 that saw the former couple clash over their children: daughters North, 10, and Chicago, five, and sons Psalm, four, and Saint, seven
Dad: On the cover of GQ’s 28th annual Men of the Year issue, she recalled how her parents made her and her siblings feel “loved and heard” during the painful breakup, something she tried to do with her own children (L-R) Kourtney, Robert, Khloé, Kim and Robert Jr. in 2003
Ahead: Mom Kris pictured with second husband Bruce Jenner – now Caitlyn – in 1991
Kim filed for divorce from the rapper in 2021, citing irreconcilable differences and initially agreeing to joint custody before a breakdown in 2022 that saw the former couple fall out over their children.
She told me too Vogue Italy in May: ‘If it’s something with the father of my children and I’m upset, I try not to show so much emotion’
“I need to be willing to explain why I’m upset, but it may not be appropriate for them to know. There’s nothing worse than “You’ll understand when you’re older.” I don’t want to be that person.’
Elsewhere in the interview, her sister Khloe said how Kim had found a ‘newfound confidence’ and a ‘different security in herself’ since the split and didn’t think the power was ‘in anyone else’s hands’.
Meanwhile, childhood friend Allison Statter shared how proud she was of her boyfriend for bravely ending the marriage despite “deep down wanting to keep her family together.”
Kim also revealed how she not only turned to a child psychologist for help and advice on parenting, but also relied on her Christian faith to cope with tough times.
Saying how she and her children pray every night before admitting, “I’m probably more religious than most people think.”
Sad: Last year, Kim explained that she has tried to protect her children from “all the crazy stuff that comes with Kanye’s public outbursts,” but insisted that if they questioned her about it in the future, she would be “prepared” to to answer
She also touched on her own father’s work ethic, something she has passed on to her descendants.
Robert sadly passed away in September 2003 at the age of 59 after a battle with esophageal cancer.
Kim recalled, “My dad made me sign a contract for everything. When I got a car I had to have it washed once a week, make sure it had enough gas in it and that I didn’t run it into the ground. It was a gift he gave me at 16, but I had responsibilities.”
And now North can be found most weekends with her own lemonade stand at the end of their street, trying to make some extra money.
‘She takes a huge jug and fills it, puts it in her cart and goes to the corner. She has a table and chairs and fans to keep herself cool. She makes plates’.
‘She stays there for hours and hours. Her friends help, so she shares the money with them. If a random person stops, she only charges them $2. If she knows you, she will totally scam you.”
Adding, “I’m getting calls from my friends saying she charged them $20 for a lemonade. She takes their $20 and says, “I don’t have any change.”