Kim Kardashian might’ve successfully broken the internet into a million, tiny, little pieces with that insane Paper Magazine stunt, but she’s hardly the first to dare to bare it all for a national publication. Anyone remember that sexy 1996 Rolling Stone cover featuring Jennifer Aniston and, uh, her bottom?
The Horrible Bosses 2 actress certainly does and recently even jokingly called herself “the original” butt-flaunter — pre-Kim K. and the days of listicles, social media madness, and well, the phrase #breaktheinternet. Per People:
“I was an original, all right?” Aniston joked to Extra at the Horrible Bosses 2 premiere Thursday in L.A. “Sorry, Kim K.”
Aniston was referring to her 18-year-old Rolling Stone cover, which featured the Friends star lying face-down on a bed, sans clothes, with her bare bottom visible in the background.
“That was just innocent,” she said in a sly comparison to Kardashian’s controversial Paper magazine shoot. “There’s nothing aggressive about that.”
Had Aniston’s Rolling Stone rump surfaced in the 21st century, I’m fairly sure it would’ve easily shattered the World Wide Web and spawned endless online fanfare and some amazing memes. (Yes, perhaps even ones better than these.)
Below, revisit both butt-iful covers, followed by my personal favorite Kim K. meme.