Slut shaming, body shaming, everyone is shaming and judging a part of another person’s being. Most of the time this would make us feel terrible about ourselves though recently in the media there has been an explosion of articles and Instagram posts from many about how body shaming and slut shaming or judging someone else’s body and basing that as their personality is terribly wrong and hurtful. Kim Kardashian recently put up a naked selfie of herself for the world to see. There was a lot of criticism of her naked selfie before the Kardashian mom of two and wife of Kanye shut down her haters. Celebrities such as Chloe Grace Moretz tweeted, “@KimKardashian I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than-” this is where the debate over what is okay to post and not okay regarding the naked selfie. The comparison between men and women when posting a naked selfie is very different and there isn’t much criticism thrown at a guy compared to as when a women posts a naked selfie. Kim is showing off her body in which she is proud of and so that should be something to celebrate not shut down. What Kim wants people to know is that they should feel confident in their body and love their bodies no matter what body shape or type. She is displaying her confidence and vulnerability through the nakedness in her picture and this itself is praise worthy.
To post a nude selfie, for Kim K is a way of showing her confidence and liberation to the world, to show that she isn’t afraid of being vulnerable and loving her body. Against what Chloe Grace Moretz says, Kim Kardashian is actually teaching people to love their bodies no matter what size or shape, and to feel liberated by your body, not feel shameful about what you were born with.
Society is obsessed with perfection everywhere we look, even though perfection is the least realistic option in life.
What celebrities like Kim Kardashian are trying to express to society is that they love their bodies, and it should inspire others to love their bodies and love who they are. It is more than just a nude selfie it is liberation, self-love, vulnerability, and confidence, things that we should praise Kim Kardashian for opening our eyes to instead of quickly slut shaming and body shaming the celeb.