Chloë Grace Moretz Addresses Kim Kardashian Feud and Why She Thinks the Reality Star Was Wrong for Sharing a Nude Selfie

Actress opens up about twitter dispute

By Kendall Fisher May 04, 2016 3:46 PMTags
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That Twitter feud between Chloë Grace Moretz and Kim Kardashian isn't water under the bridge just yet.

The 19-year-old actress covers the June issue of Glamour magazine and openly discusses the time she called out the reality star for posting that infamous nude selfie on Instagram. Chloë sticks to her guns when it comes to her decision to tweet about it and isn't afraid to say she thinks Kim's response was wrong and uneducated.

"That picture wasn't linked to body confidence," she explains. "It wasn't a #BodyConfidence or #LoveWhoYouAre. It was done in a slightly voyeuristic light, which I felt was a little inappropriate for young women to see."

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She continues, "I would hate for young women to feel they need to post certain photos in order to gain likes, retweets, favorites, and male attention.… I wasn't slut shaming. It's not about body shaming."

As you likely remember, Kim came back at Chloë with a bit of a snarky response, saying, "Let's all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is."

What went through the young star's head upon reading that? "I started laughing," she recalls. "I was at dinner with my family [when] I got the notification [on my phone]. I look at it and I go, 'Oh my God. She responded.'"

But some of her family members didn't respond so easily.

"My mom took the most offense to it because it was girl-on-girl hate, and Kim didn't come back with an educated response on body confidence. It was aggressive, and also it was incorrect. I don't have 45 million followers or a TV show that follows my life. But people know who I am. I pride myself on having opinions, and I don't express them in snarky ways toward people."

In fact, empowering women and encouraging equality is something Chloë seeks to do in her day to day life.

"[A few years ago] I was uneducated on the word feminism because I wasn't an adult in a lot of ways. I hadn't dealt with the amount of adversity that I deal with now, especially in business," she explains to Glamour. I've traveled more. I've been part of different cultures and [heard about] what it means to be a minority young woman in this country and other countries. I've read more, experienced more. It's kind of an evolution. So now, for me, feminism means equality for people of all genders, races, and economic situations."

One way she seeks to promote equality is by encouraging gender-equalizing roles in the industry.

"Now that I'm able to get projects funded, curate scripts, and make movies, it means a lot to me to go against gender norms," she says. "My biggest thing now is making gender-equalizing movies, where you can put a male actor or a female actor in that role, and it would work the same way."

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Kim, for her part, did explain more in depth the purpose behind her nude photo.

In a post titled "Happy International Women's Day" in March, she wrote, "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 concluded, "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."