#FixTheInternet has become an Internet sensation. After Kim Kardashian decidedly took her clothes off for a Paper Magazine image she posted it to Twitter. This has lead to a multitude of meme’s and Twitter posts under the hashtag. The image has been running ramped throughout the Internet. Now the picture was taken for PaperMag to show “fashion” and in showing “fashion items” the post did some damage to the Internet.
So many people were attempting to use the servers that it almost crashed. It was news because of the nudity, but also a headline because of the almost crash. Now Twitter has taken charge of this. There are multiple posts going around stating:
I question if this is what is breaking the Internet, what are we teaching the generations who use and see this media? There is no advertising technique to this, but more shock value and self promotion. The shock was done by Rolling Stone magazine with Miley Cyrus when she was younger in a more artistic way to promote herself. Social media has taken on a new type of advertising and is showing younger people that this is something that is acceptable and can be used as business tactics. Nudity is getting more accepted into the advertising world, but should it be used as a way to promote “fashion”?