Shalom Life | April 19, 2015

Ultra-Orthodox Paper Replaces Kim Kardashian With Receipt, Calls Her "Pornographic Symbol"

For the first time in history, Kim gets left out of a photo

By: Caitlin Marceau

Published: April 16th, 2015 in Culture » Society » News

Photo: Image of Kim, Kanye and Nir Barkat, with Kim's picture replaced with the bill


History has been made.

Kim Kardashian, who has seemingly kept the photography industry alive singlehandedly by being one of the most photographed women, was recently removed from photos by ultra-Orthodox news website Kikar HaShabbat, citing her status as a "sex symbol."

Kim, and her husband Kanye West, were in Israel on Wednesday for the baptism of their daughter, North West. The couple were joined by Jerusalem’s Mayor, Nir Barkat, while in the city for the celebration. The group also went out to dinner at a non-kosher restaurant to celebrate.

Obviously, there was at least one photographer in attendance, and a few photos of the three of them were taken, which were later photoshopped by Kikar HaShabbat. In their version, Kim is completely obstructed from view, and in her place is a bill for the dinner.


Definitely the first time that's every happened.

In other photos her face has been blurred out, or altered so that Kim is no longer included in the photo. In addition to blurring out Kim, the publication also refers to her as “West’s wife,” without personally acknowledging her presence. They also apparently scold the mayor for eating with them at a non-kosher restaurant.

According to Nissim Ben Haim, an editor for the website, and as reported by Yahoo, Kim was removed due to her status as a “pornographic symbol,” which would have gone against their Orthodox beliefs to have displayed on the site.

Kim isn’t the first woman to be hidden from view by Orthodox papers either. Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, was removed from a picture in January, and woman are often intentionally not displayed on their site in order to preserve modesty.

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