MIDTOWN — Give me your tired, your poor and your impossibly proportioned.
A new T-shirt depicting the Statue of Liberty balancing a glass of bubbly on her behind like Kim Kardashian's recent Paper Magazine photo shoot has been flying off the shelves since hitting the souvenir store Phantom of Broadway a couple of weeks ago.
“Look at that body type!” quipped Mike Hernandez, 24, an electronics store worker from The Bronx, surveying one of the shirts. “I wish the real Statue of Liberty looked like that. She’d probably get more visitors.”
A manager at Phantom of Broadway, on West 52nd Street, said the saucy shirts, $21.99 each, have been flying off the rack. Customers get a 10 percent discount if they buy more than one, staff said.
“They’re very popular. We sold a lot the last two weeks,” said the 35-year-old manager, who would only give his name as Kumar. “People love it. Kim Kardashian has helped our business.”
Paper's editors hoped Kardashian's now-infamous photo shoot for their December issue would become so viral that it would "break the Internet." Photographer Jean-Paul Goude had the celebrity pose nude and reference one of his previous works, "Champagne Incident."
Tourist Jay Kho, 30, said he would consider buying one.
“It’s very funny,” said Kho, who is visiting from Saudi Arabia. “It’s something new. It’s a good idea for marketing.”