Is Bette Midler just jealous she doesn’t look as good as Kim in the nude, or does she raise a valid point on the issue. Either way, Kim feels totally justified for the photo. By the way… doesn’t instagram have a nudity policy?
The jokes, barbs and general backlash Kim Kardashian experienced after sharing a slightly censored (and slightly dated) nude photo on social media inspired a Twitter rant from the reality star and sparked at least one feud — at first.
Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we’ve never seen,
she’s gonna have to swallow the camera.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 7, 2016
https://twitter.com/ChloeGMoretz/status/706986603810394112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/ChloeGMoretz/status/706987946633637888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw But after giving the whole nude-photo kerfuffle more thought, Kardashian decided that 140-character tweets weren’t the ideal way to address it. So on Tuesday night, in honor of International Women’s Day, she penned a lengthy retort about shame, sexuality and empowerment. “I don’t do drugs, I hardly drink, I’ve never committed a crime — and yet I’m a bad role model for being proud of my body? I lived through the embarrassment and fear, and decided to say who cares, do better, move on,” she explained, noting that it’s time for others to move on, too. “I shouldn’t have to constantly be on the defense, listing off my accomplishments just to prove that I am more than something that happened 13 years ago.” “I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me.”
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“And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world.”
“It’s 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming — it’s like, enough is enough,” she said. “I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me.”
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