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NEW YORK (CAP) - On the latest episode of her E! television series Kourtney & Kim Take New York, model and socialite Kim Kardashian tells her sister Kourtney that she's very upset with her nude pictures that appeared in the Feb. 4 edition of The Economist.
"Oh my God, I'm more naked than I was in W," says a teary Kardashian on the episode. "And I didn't think that was possible."
The photos show a naked Kardashian carrying a briefcase in one hand and a set of actuarial tables in the other, with absolutely nothing in between. "I'm so mad right now," she says on the show. "The guy at the Economist promised [my private areas] would be covered by art! Whatever that is."
In a release, the magazine defended the images, saying, "The photographs were meant to be a meditation on the influence that celebrity has on the contemporary economy. Also, we thought they might actually get people to buy The Economist."
"I'll admit we had originally planned to obscure Ms. Kardashian's naughty bits with a clever caricature of Ben Bernanke," said an assistant to The Economist Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait. "But then we decided her tremendous naked breasts might go over better with our readers.
"This is a group of people who got excited when we featured a cover with two camels humping," noted the assistant.
Kardashian is a reality TV personality known for her sex tape with R&B singer Ray J, which was leaked by an unknown team of Kardashian's agents and publicists. She's also appeared nude in Playboy, Bazaar and most recently W, where she expressed dismay that the silver paint she was covered in did not hide her "full-on nipple."
"I know I'm known for posing naked, but W was disingenuous about how they were going to present the photos," she said. "Also, they never told me that W is not actually a magazine about George W. Bush, who I always thought was kind of hot."
In a related story, Sony Music has announced that the title of Kardashian's long-rumored dance and R&B album will be titled Full On Nipple.
As for The Economist incident, Kardashian says that even though she said it after the W debacle, "this time I've really definitely learned my lesson. I'm never taking my clothes off again, following my contractually obligated upcoming naked appearances in Glamour, Rolling Stone, Us, Newsweek, National Geographic and The New England Journal Of Medicine."
Kardashian also has a spread scheduled for Juggs magazine, but she said the editors "promised it would be done very tastefully," said Kardashian.
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