Friday 18 August 2017

'You be you and let me be me' - Kim Kardashian writes essay on 'slut shaming' after naked selfie controversy

Kim Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian West posted this nude photo to Instagram
Kim Kardashian is coming out of Cipriani restaurant in Soho on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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Unless you've been avoiding the Internet, you're aware that Kim Kardashian shared a naked selfie on Sunday and it caused a Twitter meltdown.

The 35-year-old mother of two came under heavy criticism from fans who felt that the she had gone too far with her latest post, displaying more of her body than they felt comfortable with.

Kim Kardashian West posted this nude photo to Instagram
Kim Kardashian West posted this nude photo to Instagram

A number of her fans brought up her infamous sex tape and claimed that she was "no more than a porn star" as they left comments on Kim's social media pages.

TV presenter Piers Morgan also wrote on op-ed claiming that the brunette beauty was just competing with younger sister Kendall for attention, as he believes she is now the star of the family, leaving many fans to interpret that as a suggestion that women are always jealous of other women.

After engaging in a controversial war of words with actresses Bette Midler and Chloe Moretz on social media after they mocked her selfie, Kim then took to her website to write an essay on 'slut shaming'.

She wrote: "In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives. [...] 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?!?!

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

"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 defence, 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."

The post, which was shared on International Women's Day, slammed those perceiving her as anything less than a woman who is comfortable with her own body and urged other women to feel just as empowered, regardless of what anyone says.

She continued: "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. [...] 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. #happyinternationalwomensday"

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