Thursday, 10 March 2016

Kim Kardashian and the breaking of the internet.

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Kim Kardashian. Love her or hate her, you've probably had a conversation about her at some point since she rose to fame. Be it sex tapes, short marriages, magazine covers, diamond earrings, a very vocal husband, family dramas or naked selfies, she knows how to get people talking. This week (as you will all have seen) she decided to post a naked selfie on the internet - Something which some people weren't to pleased to see.

Piers Morgan, Bette Midler and Chloe Moretz are amongst some of the famous people giving Kimmy K a slagging as well as members of the public. These people think shes doing it for attention, that she's a bad role model who is showing young girls that there only assett is their bodies and that she should cover up as she has two young children to think about.

I'm calling bullshit.

Kim Kardashian might not be to everybodys taste but there's now denying the woman is a powerhouse. She's juggling motherhood with being an entrepeneur as well as being in the public eye 24/7. Like she said in a statement defending her latest nude selfie, she doesn't drink, do drugs, smoke or commit any crime so what's the problem with her posting a nude pic?

The selfie hasn't been hacked from her phone, it hasn't been sold to the press by an ex boyfriend - Kim posted it off her own back because she thought she looked good in it. We are going on all the time about consent and how disgusting revenge porn is but when a strong woman posts a photo of herself because she wants to we still go mad?

It was Kim's choice to post the photo, just like it's her body and her twitter account. She can do what she wants as in the USA and the UK we are fortunate enough to have the power of free speech.

As for the comment on how Kim should be teaching young girls to set goals and show them they have more to offer than just their bodies, I personally think Kim Kardashian is doing the opposite. Okay young girls shouldn't be posting nude selfies but they should be proud of who they are and the bodies they have - Just like Kim.

Feminists say the likes of Kim Kardashian are the reason women still aren't being taken seriously but surely saying that is unfeminist in itself? Feminism is all about men and women being equals - Do you think it's wrong when men like Channing Tatum, Zac Efron and the Biebs share nude/nearly nude photos? No? Does it make them unintelligent? Does it make you think less of them? No? Didn't think so. Then why is it so wrong when a woman does it?

When people comment on Kim's mothering abilities due to her posting a nude photograph it makes me feel a little bit sad inside. I have friends with new babies who seriously lack in confidence for many reasons - Casearean scars, stretch marks weight gain, tiredness - and seeing these women feeling bad about themselves is hard. They should be able to embrace their bodies, bodies that made these little human beings and feel good when they look in the mirror.

Posting nude pictures has nothing to do with her ability to be a mother and she should be able to show some self love without judgement from others.

The people who thinks it's okay to say 'What will your kid's think when you're older' should wonder what their kids will think of their 1950's, outdated attitudes towards the female form. Her kids will probably grow up feeling proud of their mother and the empire she has created. They will no doubt have heaps of confidence in themselves and will not give a flying f*** what anyone else thinks of them.

Then there is Piers Morgan *shudders* Piers wrote a piece about the situation in the Mail and to me it sounds like someone didn't like it when Kim called him out and made a mockery of him.

Piers Morgan is just another example of a self righteous, middle aged man in a suit who thinks it's okay to tell a woman what she can do, where she can go, what to say and what to wear.

Some might not like Kim Kardashian but you cannot say the woman hasn't got balls. She embraces her sexuality, her curves and her power. She oozes confidence and she doesn't need approval from anybody else because she has her own approval.

As she says in her statement 'Let me be me and you be you'.

If we girls had half the confidence Kimmy K has, I think we would all feel much better within ourselves. When people slag off and slut shame Kim Kardashian for her nude photograph, they are essentially saying that it isn't okay to love yourself - And that isn't okay.

Here's Why Kim Kardashian shouldn't be criticized for her nude selfie Buzzfeed
Everyone should read Kim Kardashian's essay on slut shaming Metro
Amber Rose defends Kim Kardashian's nude pic, slams Pink ET Online


1 comment

  1. I love this post and I completely agree with you - why shouldn't Kim be proud of her body? I can't say I'll ever be posting a nude selfie (but then, as Kim says, Let me be me and you be you) but I would love to have her confidence one day! xx