Pink, Miley + Ariel Winter Weigh In on Kim Kardashian’s Right to Send Nudes
Kim Kardashian‘s Instagrammed nudes caused a major stir this week, drawing excitement, curiosity, shock, disapproval and inevitably, disapproval of others’ disapproval. Pink, Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter and Miley Cyrus are the latest female celebrities to chime in with their opinions on a woman presenting her body for public consumption.
While Pink didn’t directly refer to Kim’s photos, her International Women’s Day tweet echoes sentiments Chloe Grace Moretz tweeted to Kim on Tuesday, when she wrote that “we have so much more to offer than just our bodies.”
— P!nk (@Pink) March 9, 2016
After urging women to flex their brains and strength instead of “using your body, your sex, your tits and asses,” she wrote, “”Keep on resisting the urge to cave. You’ll never have to make silly excuses for yourself.”
Was Pink referring to the essay Kim shared yesterday, in which she wrote that her naked photos “can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world”?
Meanwhile, actress Ariel Winter — no stranger to writing about body politics herself — saw a double standard in the way Kim’s nudes are being discussed.
“No one was body shaming Justin Bieber when he posted his nude guitar photo so why Kim Kardashian? #herbodyherchoice #InternationalWomensDay,” she tweeted. “I think everyone, men and women, should have the right to choose what they do with their bodies– and not be criticized.” She then called out some unfortunate Bieb fans who missed the point of her argument, and chose to harass her for the mention.
Miley Cyrus, who’s arguably an even bigger fan of flashing the world than Kim, just wants everyone to sit down, shut up, and do something useful for the economy(?). Apparently the Nicki Minaj VMAs incident didn’t teach her that in scolding her fellow celebrities, she dismisses legitimate talking points on both sides, so she’s deemed all thoughts on the issue pure “c–tiness.”
The singer recently accused of Jodie Sweetin-shaming posted a photo of the “ass” Kimoji, and opened her screed with “Dear women, you ALL are acting tacky AF!” Well you’ve got MY attention with your insult — do go on!
“Why don’t we overly (myself included) fortunate women come together and try to create and bring jobs to other women in desperate need of them so they can support not only THEMSELVES but their families!” That’s a bit of a non sequitur, but hooray for economic stimulation. Read the rest of Miley’s muddled message about privilege and “putting the [c-word]ness aside” on Instagram.
The thorny idea of a woman presenting her own naked body without shame clearly continues to throw everyone into a tizzy, but Kim’s only solidified her pro-nudity stance in the wake of the controversy.
“In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives,” Kim wrote in an essay posted to her website on March 8. “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?”
How do you feel in the “nudes are diminishing!” versus “nudes are empowering!” debate? Who do you agree with? Why can’t a woman be both proud of her naked body AND proud of/recognized for being a smart and useful member of society? Will someone tell me what Miley is even talking about? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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