Kim Kardashian's Naked Selfie Inspires Celebrity Copycats—Including Ellen DeGeneres

The reality star drew both criticism and praise for her latest Instagram selfie

By Samantha Schnurr Mar 09, 2016 3:07 PMTags
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After Kim Kardashian stripped down for a selfie, the reality star also gained a few copycats. 

When the 35-year-old took to Instagram to share a naked mirror selfie censored by black bars, the digital world set ablaze. The photograph drew criticism from notable figures like Bette Midler, Piers Morgan and Chloe Moretz. Some fans praised the picture as a sign of liberation on International Women's Day. For the mother of two, the shot marked a moment of complete comfort. 

"I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin," she wrote on her website Tuesday evening. "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."

Whether they felt a kinship with the star or wanted to poke fun at the pose, a slew of famous imitators gave the black bars a try of their own.   


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Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky, a social media "culture commentator," took to his own Instagram account to strike a pose next to the star. "SAMESIES. THICK LIKE OATMEAL," he captioned the not-so-subtle shot. 

When you're like my friend has nothing to wear

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Always comfortable joking with celebrities, comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres felt a little left out, so she decided to soak in a nearby tub.  

Working on a new single! It's coming out soon... Oh & I can't find anything to wear either, Kim! #girlproblems #kimkardashian

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After getting an iced Starbucks drink, reality star Courtney Stodden wanted to announce she's working on a new single while in the buff.