Kim Kardashian’s career seemingly grows every year. Now, in 2023, Kim Kardashian has become GQ’s Man of the Year. This can be clearly seen in the cover photo below, where Kardashian is dressed up in a suit with a bag of Cheetos in hand.
It’s a surprising image and one that, perhaps unsurprisingly, has generated some backlash on X. Many users are confused by the image and how exactly Kim Kardashian could have been nominated for such a title.
Here’s the Man of the Year photo featuring Kim Kardashian shared by GQ below, which appears to have been done as a tie-in with Kardashian’s newly-launched product line Skims Mens:
While prepping to launch Skims Mens, Kim joined her mother and sisters to talk about how her late father continues to shape her life and work.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) November 14, 2023
A few of the complaints made in response to the image can be seen below in which users asked GQ to “be serious” or suggesting that they “didn’t understand the assignment.” Others were just confused to see GQ associate Kardashian with being a “man” in their post:
Kim Kardashian is your Man of the Year??? Be serious for a damn second. https://t.co/uQFsyVHpoc
— Kea (@jacquemusx) November 14, 2023
When you didn’t understand the assignment. Man oh man https://t.co/VZD7aGRYOO
— Nathan BBSA (@bbsanayte) November 15, 2023
I’m sorry but did you just say “man” ????? That is a women 😭. https://t.co/HroAlU5IfZ
— ᴄʜɪ (@BATMANDKT) November 14, 2023
On the other hand, there are others that absolutely agree with GQ’s decision. In fact, they think it’s an outright brilliant marketing decision, especially with the release of Skims Mens. Here are some of their own responses:
disagree if you want but imo Skims x NBA + Skims for Men were the biggest disruptors in the mens garment industry this year 🤷🏿♂️ https://t.co/DJEuieHWZr
— LOUIS (@LouisPisano) November 14, 2023
Everyday I find a new reason why Kim Kardashian is really that girl… this woman does everything https://t.co/YgTJuz0zNR
— Alexis Noel (@CruiseinAlexis) November 14, 2023
Kim Kardashian also shared the news herself on Instagram with a copy of the cover. Though her caption was rather short, having only stated the following:
“Hi! I’m the GQ Man of the Year!”
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Of course, the Instagram post was also met with its own share of backlash and support, with the comments having a fair amount of both reactions. Nevertheless, now that Kardashian has been chosen, we’ll have to see what doors this opens up for her career – and for GQ – in the future.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding Kim Kardashian as we have them. For now, it’s certainly interesting to see her chosen for GQ’s 2023 Man of the Year, Cheetos and all.