By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Caitlyn Jenner is quickly becoming the most popular out of the Kardashian and Jenner bunch, but Kim Karadashian and Kanye West probably didn’t expect her to top them on the internet so quickly.
Page Six writes:
Kim Kardashian had crowed that the response to her infamous magazine cover, where she balanced a Champagne glass on her butt, would be too much for the Web to handle. Publishing insiders, however, now tell Confidenti@l that the reality star’s gender-bending step-mom, Caitlyn Jenner, is shattering Kardashian’s online records left and right.
Vanity Fair claims more than 46 million digital users watched or read content related to its historic cover — on which Jenner appeared as a woman for the first time, under the cover line “Call me Caitlyn” — via its website or on social media in the first 24 hours after publication.
Since it dropped on Monday, the video of the cover shoot has been viewed a staggering 17 million times, dwarfing the 825,000 views of the shoot for Kardashian’s famous cover with husband Kanye West at VF’s sister title Vogue. That video has been online for more than a year.
Meanwhile, the number of tweets about the newly transitioned Olympian’s VF cover surpassed those about her step-daughter’s notorious “#breaktheinternet” Paper Magazine shoot in a mere two hours.