Interesting, coherent interview with Kim Kardashian!
As everybody knows, girl caused a commotion when she published a nude selfie on her social media. She actually put black bars over her business, so you know, class. Though I’m pretty exhausted even thinking about this anymore, lots of people hated on her and Kim made the argument that she’s a feminist and she should be able to do whatever she wants as long as she doesn’t hurt anyone, saying she was empowered by her nude selfies and that’s that.
Well, Kim is still talking about it, and chatted with the Recode Decode podcast on Monday about her second breaking of the internet:
She still doesn’t get why that selfie was such a BFD: “When I posted this photo and I had blonde hair and I put the two censor bars, I truly was baffled when people still cared and the response that people gave. They have seen me naked 500 times!”
So why was it a BFD? “Some people were outraged because I am a mom, some people were so supportive […] I just think it looks good, I am really not trying to cause a reaction… My personality has never been, ‘I’m such a feminist and follow me and be naked!..’ If you are conservative and that’s how you are comfortable, more power to you. I respect you. You don’t have to look at what I do.”
She actually thinks she’s more discreet these days: “Pre-marriage, pre-babies, the answer would have been everything was shareable. After, I would say I keep a good 30 percent to myself.”
She doesn’t mind how she’s portrayed in the media: “I don’t have a problem with people reporting on things, except for when it’s not accurate. I’m so open. There are so many ways to get to me to find out if it’s accurate or not… Old journalism used to be so accurate, and it’s just not like that anymore […] that’s what I love about social media. Now the journalist doesn’t have the final say. If you want to, you can refute what’s being said about you that’s not true and clarify it.”
This is what I never understood: this behavior is NOT NEW FROM KIM. This is her STATUS QUO. So why’s everyone’s panties in a bunch about it? She’s never said that women should be more like her, or that people should post their own nude selfies. It’s everyone else that’s putting this kind of behavior on a pedestal/in the dumps/generally up for examination. And I dunno, I’m over it.