Reality TV star Kim Kar- dashian’s latest nude photo scandal is a dud. It isn’t even her, even though the story exploded on the Internet after the Huffington Post linked to it. No, it never bothered to check.
Ironically, President Obama zinged the Huffington Post over the weekend during his speech at the White House Correspondent’s dinner.
He pointedly noted that the site doesn’t pay writers and mostly links to other news sources.
In this case, it linked to a juicy report by a site called MediaTakeOut. The site published what it claimed was and photo of a young Kardashian making breakfast in the nude.
Adding insult to injury, the Web site claimed the photo proved Kardashian had a boob job, something the reality star has always denied.
Kim and her handlers went into overdrive to deny the story, and Kim even posted an old photo of herself in a bikini. It showed she had ample cleavage even as a twenty-something.
As these things go, that’s usually the end of it. But the woman in the photo has been positively identified as someone else. In short, the story was bogus from the get-go.
The woman is Colombian TV personality Katherine Porto, who posed for a topless pictorial in SoHo magazine in 2009. Katherine went about her entire daily routine, including out in public topless, according to girlie Web site Egotastic.
Of course no apologies have been forthcoming to Kim from either Huffington Post or MediaTakeOut. Claiming it was her in the nude, is no big deal. She’s been there and done that numerous times. But to question her breasts… unforgivable.
For the record, Kim says her breasts are real and they are spectacular.