But the newspaper ended up getting called out by critics on Twitter instead.
Trump and Kardashian met to discuss criminal justice reform, an issue Kardashian has become passionate about over the past year.
However, the Post mocked her as “Kim Thong Un” and referred to the meeting as “The Other Big Ass Summit” on its front page:
Some loved the Post’s tabloid take on the meeting:
Might have to get a keep sake copy of tomorrow’s paper https://t.co/czMz56H13u— Conor Duffy (@conorduffynews) May 30, 2018
Kim Thong Un— mallory (@malzygirl) May 30, 2018
Best everrrrrrrr, in the history of the world! Best thing I’ve ever seen on the internets!— Wall of Worry! (@wallOfWorryFL) May 30, 2018
But many others weren’t happy about the coverage at all.
Even readers who admit they’re fans of neither the reality TV star nor the president are calling out the newspaper:
Y’all really gonna make me go to bat for Kim K, eh?— Rashona (@Rashona) May 30, 2018
“The Other Big Ass Summit”
Just in case readers interpret this double entendre to be referring to their common personality traits, you reference Kim’s butt 3 more times.
This is too trite, even for you all. https://t.co/lRRhqweZgs
You know, I’m not a fan of @KimKardashian, not even a tiny bit, but she’s trying to do what she thinks is right and will help people in the long run. I can respect that.— Moe (@ViciousHeathen) May 30, 2018
I don't care for the Kardashians but this is over the top. She is still a person.— Andrew Donaldson (@four4thefire) May 31, 2018
This seems very mean spirited against someone who was just trying to advocate for criminal justice reform https://t.co/Cr7hG5iOAX— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 30, 2018
That’s a bit rude isn’t it?— Geoff Quattromani (@GQuattromani) May 31, 2018
Disgusting headline, @nypost. @KimKardashian was meeting with President Trump about a critical issue and you lead with her ass?— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 31, 2018
This is unacceptable sexism. No woman deserves this.
Thank you for using your platform to raise awareness for the issue of prison reform, Kim. https://t.co/P43Vq2mPLR
This is disgraceful for a cover . And I saying when I am not fan of Kim or Trump...— betterminded (@betterminded1) May 31, 2018
Ya know, kardshian is trying to accomplish something if substance. I'm not a fan of either Trump nor Kardashian. While this is funny, it's also keeps you as a sub-par news rag, suited to line catboxes— Jeremy DuBrul (@DuBrulJ) May 31, 2018
i hate this Administration, but even this newspaper cover is fucking dumber than hell— Andrew Michael Flynn (@OHPFstory) May 31, 2018
I’m not the biggest Kim K fan, but this is in poor taste and sexist.— Amineh (@ZanesMyBae) May 31, 2018
I'm not a fan or either of them, but the personal remarks about her are on the line if not over it.— Tom Gladstone (@TomGladstone) May 31, 2018
The hypocrisy here is palpable. Y’all are garbage for making fun of her for doing something so good— Kelly Smith (@kellysmithmeow) May 31, 2018
So, are your editors going to blame Ambien for this cover?— Hubert Vigilla (@HubertVigilla) May 31, 2018
And at least one person saw both sides of the issue:
This is awful and the NYP is so disrespectful but also I can't stop laughing ??? https://t.co/LVSoexBEBQ— Luvina (@Luvina_things) May 30, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.