Trust us when we say we weren’t going to bother writing about Kim Kardashian visiting Trump to “discuss” prison reform, particularly because we can’t imagine what—no matter how well-meaning her intentions (she’s been especially vocal about Alice Johnson, a Black woman serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense)—was accomplished in the absence of real-life prison reform activists who have been at this for years.
But Thursday’s New York Post cover made us clutch our pearls.
Behold the headline:
“The Other Big Ass Summit: Kim Thong Un Pitches Prez on Prison Reform.”
In case you’ve had “Kardashian” muted in your Twitter settings, the reality star has actually been in talks with Jared Kushner, for whom prison reform is a big issue, for some time. Months of back and forth culminated in Wednesday’s big meeting, which Trump’s Twitter fingers called “great.”
“I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon,” Kardashian added in a statement on Wednesday night. “It is our hope that the president will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson.”
Anyway, we’re just going to leave that Post cover below:
In Other Media News:
- Yara Shahidi sat down with Harper’s Bazaar India to talk about her multicultural heritage and connecting communities… Oh, and her cover is stunning.
- The Village Voice’s editor-in-chief just made a silent exit.
- Vincent Sadusky is officially Univision’s CEO.
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