Kim Kardashian Pens ''Empowered'' Defense of Naked Selfies: ''I Am Allowed to Be Sexy''

Reality star explains why she refuses to feel pressured to cover up

By Bruna Nessif Mar 09, 2016 1:16 AMTags
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Kim Kardashian's famous curves caused quite the controversy on the Twittersphere last night, and the E! star still doesn't understand what all the fuss is about.

The 35-year-old was on the defense late Monday night after being criticized by stars like Chloe Grace Moretz, Bette Midler and Piers Morgan for posting a naked (but censored) selfie on social media, and although Kim definitely had some zingers when she decided to clap back at the negative remarks, she still felt it necessary to address the larger topic at hand on her app.

In a post titled "Happy International Women's Day," Kim addressed her tweets from last night, while also arguing that she shouldn't have to feel bad for being comfortable with her body and choosing to exude her sex appeal.

Kim wrote, "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?"


She continued, "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."

Kim explained, "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."

She gives a shout-out to hubby Kanye West, 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," and says that she wants daughter North West 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," the celeb wrote. "I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy."

Tell 'em, Kim.