Kim Kardashian Just Wrote an Essay Defending Her Nude Photo & Sex Tape
Kim Kardashian accidentally dominated International Women’s Day with her nude selfie and all of the fallout it caused.
Now, she’s written an essay on her app and website saying enough is enough with the slut-shaming she and other women face when they choose to take ownership over their bodies.
In case you need a refresher course: first, Kim posted the nude selfie. Then, Chloe Moretz, Piers Morgan, Bette Midler, and hella internet trolls started giving her shit for it and she responded with a Twitter rant. Now, Hollywood and the internet are divided over whether she should have posted it. Yes, this is 2016 and not 1950, but we’ll forgive you if you got confused about what year it is.
Now, Kim has responded with a clear-headed, even-handed essay all about how silly this hoopla really is. Here at Galore we are OBVIOUSLY card-carrying members of the Kim Kardashian West app, nbd, so here’s what she had to say:
Hey, guys. I wanted to write a post elaborating on my tweets last night. In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives.
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?
It always seems to come back around to my sex tape. Yes, a sex tape that was made 13 years ago. 13 YEARS AGO. Literally that lonnng ago. And people still want to talk about it?!?!
I lived through the embarrassment and fear, and decided to say who cares, do better, move on. 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.
Let’s move on, already. I have.
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. 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.
I am empowered by my husband, who is so accepting and supportive and who has given me a newfound confidence in myself. He allows me to be me and loves me unconditionally.
I feel so lucky to have grown up surrounded by strong, driven, independent women. The life lessons I’ve learned from my sisters, my mother and my grandmother, I will pass along to my daughter. I want her to be proud of who she is. I want her to be comfortable in her body. I don’t want her to grow up in a world where she is made to feel less-than for embracing everything it means to be a woman.
It’s 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming—it’s like, enough is enough. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me.
I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.