Emily Ratajkowski follows Kim Kardashian with naked 'nothing to wear' selfie
Published 10/03/2016 | 09:05
Actress Emily Ratajkowski has followed in Kim Kardashian's footsteps by posting a naked 'nothing to wear' selfie on Instagram.
The Blurred Lines star appeared completely naked in the selfie as she posed sideways in front of a mirror, captioning the photo with: "What to wear tonight? #PFW"
The tongue-in-cheek message is clearly an ode to Kim Kardashian who caused a social media meltdown when she posted a naked selfie on Instagram on Sunday night.
Kim had captioned the image, "When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL."
The Kardashian came under a lot of criticism for posting the pic, notably from TV host Piers Morgan who penned a Daily Mail opinion piece where he labelled the incident "depressing".
The half-Irish star defended Kim's choice to post the photo by tweeting: "Love when a man comments on a woman's decision to post a nude photo. Her body, her career. Sexist bullsh*t."
The Gone Girl actress recently wrote an article on the subject of sexiness and body image, opening up about how developing curves at an early age made her a target for body shaming.
In the article, the 24-year-old revealed that her father gave her the nickname "baby woman" when she was a preteen. "That’s what I was," she wrote, "a 12-year-old with D-cup breasts who still woke up in the night and asked her mom to come and sleep in her room."
The actress explained that her mature body made people feel uncomfortable and family members often warned her parents that their daughter needed special protection because of the looks she was attracting from men.
The pressure to cover up and keep a low profile tended to come people who were concerned for her well-being but handled it poorly.
"Teachers, friends, adults, boyfriends — individuals who were not as regulated as those in the highly scrutinised fashion world were more often the ones to make me feel uncomfortable or guilty about my developing sexuality," she explained.
"I was modeling only occasionally at that time, but I found the same people who faulted the modeling industry for being oppressive and sexist were frequently missing entirely their own missteps and faux pas. Their comments felt much more personal and thus landed that much harder."
Ratajkowski admitted that for years she worried about sending the "wrong message" and it was only after she developed the confidence in her career that she realised that the she was in charge of what message she sent and there was no "wrong" or "right".
"And what is that message exactly?" she asked.
"The implication is that to be sexual is to be trashy because being sexy means playing into men’s desires. To me, 'sexy' is a kind of beauty, a kind of self-expression, one that is to be celebrated, one that is wonderfully female."