Chloe Moretz vs. Kim Kardashian…the beef continues.
Chloe was one of the celebrities who decided to body-police Kim when she posted a naked photo of herself on social media. Chloe’s argument was that Kim shouldn’t post naked photos of herself because of feminism, and while Kim gave Chloe some attention initially, Kim hasn’t said anything about Chloe since the first body-policing tweet-storm, where she talked about some magazine cover she was on condescendingly. Chloe, on the other hand, has been getting questions about Kim and her own tweets in interviews for months, and Chloe talked about it again to The Hollywood Reporter. Some highlights:
She’s taking a break: After wrapping back-to-back the thriller November Criminals and the intense psychological drama Brain on Fire, the actress “had a ‘Come to Jesus’ moment” and dropped out of all her future film projects. Moretz said the pace of several movies a year was causing her to lose sight of why she started acting and instead focus on a film’s box office. “So I pulled the plug on all my movies because I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m realizing that I can slow down.”
The platform she’s been given: Dealing with the tabloid speculation about her personal life “is hard, and the paparazzi are hard,” she said, but she’s realized that she can’t focus on the difficulties of being in the spotlight when she’s been given a platform to talk about issues that she cares about like body positivity for girls and bringing the arts back into the U.S. education system. “I realized if I stop talking about the negativity then it can’t thrive. And that’s something I came to very, very recently,” she laughed, noting she has the ear of the presidential nominee.
Her “feud” with Kim Kardashian: “I think I gave my attention to people that didn’t deserve my attention. So in some ways I think I regret giving them the attention, [though] I don’t regret what I said. But also I realized that being the most opinionated and loud person in the room is not always the most impactful. I learned that from Hillary. ‘It’s great to be feisty,’ those were her exact words. But sometimes the smartest way to get into the psyche of people is to be the quietest person in the room. Let everyone else bicker and throw their words around and then you come in with the quiet voice and that will be the most impactful.”
So what is it? Body positivity or holier-than thou feminism? C’mon Chloe. You’re gonna regret these statements….