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Kim Kardashian Writes Essay On Empowerment After Backlash for NSFW Selfie

Kim Kardashian Writes Essay On Empowerment After Backlash for NSFW Selfie

Kim Kardashian has taken to her official website to post an essay on empowerment to celebrate International Women’s Day, just hours after she made headlines for the backlash over her NSFW selfie.

“Hey, guys. I wanted to write a post elaborating on my tweets last night,” the 35-year-old reality star wrote in the essay. After getting backlash for the photo, Kim hit back at her haters in a series of tweets.

“In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives,” Kim added. “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?

“It always seems to come back around to my sex tape. Yes, a sex tape that was made 13 years ago. 13 YEARS AGO. Literally that lonnng ago. And people still want to talk about it?!?!” Kim continued. “I lived through the embarrassment and fear, and decided to say who cares, do better, move on. I shouldn’t have to constantly be on the defense, listing off my accomplishments just to prove that I am more than something that happened 13 years ago.

“Let’s move on, already. I have,” Kim said.

Click inside to read the rest of Kim Kardashian’s essay on empowerment…

“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.

I am empowered by my husband, who is so accepting and supportive and who has given me a newfound confidence in myself. He allows me to be me and loves me unconditionally.

I feel so lucky to have grown up surrounded by strong, driven, independent women. The life lessons I’ve learned from my sisters, my mother and my grandmother, I will pass along to my daughter. I want her to be proud of who she is. I want her to be comfortable in her body. I don’t want her to grow up in a world where she is made to feel less-than for embracing everything it means to be a woman.

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.

I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.

#happyinternationalwomensday”

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  • Nani

    Shut up Kim.

  • laura

    In a way Kim Kardashian is right to say she can do what she wants with her body, and I think it’s very important to be comfortable in your own skin, but on the other hand aren’t Chloe Moretz &co free to express their opinion?
    I think it’s just as respectable to say that women are more than just their bodies as it is to say it’s good to feel comfortable in them. KK can do what she wants, but I think it’s totally out of proportion that the people who are currently being blamed are those who wish to empower women more.

  • j b

    The more that Kim Kardashian tries not to make herself look like a slut the more she looks like one. Notice how she is the one that promoted her sex tape with this essay reminding people it is out there.

  • Will

    Doesn’t that picture of her just say it all, we all know you didn’t write that because you don’t know how. You are as disgusting as ever. What a pig, and no we will never let you forget your famous because of your sex tape that you released.

  • laura

    Also, to feel confident in your own body you don’t need to show it to the world…
    You can if you want, and I think it’s wrong to try to control women, but if you put yourself out there you must be ready for the criticism.
    Kim’s way of responding with her tweets was very immature, and she’s twice Chloe Moretz’s age.

  • millerz

    This should be titled “All I want is attention”

  • FrenchGirl

    The biggest hypocrite famewhore of the world doesn’t support the critics

  • Mental Floss

    “I shouldn’t have to constantly be on the defense” Kim go back to school and learn how to write well.
    The fact that she is defending what she has done tells me that she is one insecure woman.
    And yes, the sex tape defines who she is.

  • Casey C

    Being confident and proud in your body doesn’t have to equal spreading a naked picture. It really freaking doesn’t. the more confident someone is, the less I find they have to get strangers to tell them how hot they are

  • Kaitlyn

    She said “empowered” but doesn’t she mean “employed”?

    ‘I am employed because of my body. I am employed because of by my sexuality. I am employed because of feeling comfortable in my skin.’

    I really don’t care what she does. What I don’t understand is why JJ needs to shove her antics in his readers faces. This isn’t celebrity gossip, this is a paid advertisement.

  • Bologna35

    Dear Kim your fake plastic body is not empowering woman and stop seeking more attention from people. Kimmy the only thing people will ever remember about you is that you got famous by doing porn nothing else

  • Marie Bunny Shepard

    Here here !

  • lala mood

    The reason why we always bring up your sex tape is because that is literally what put you on the map. Not only that but also your family also comes from money and entitlement. It doesn’t matter how much her brand has made over these past couple of years because everything her family has created has done nothing but make money for themselves instead of benefitting others around the world—which is what real celebrities like leo or angelina jolie are doing.

  • Vivi

    Moretz was being hypocrite after posing nude two months ago for tha nylon cover. The clap back was real, ya’ll were ready

  • AJ

    She wasn’t nude though you idiot..

  • Vivi

    I am sorry, does wearing a only a coat is not consider being nude? Hmmmm…cos by your logic kim wasnt nude either since she had two black stripes hiding her parts.
    Dont bother using your brain, it probably is asleep

  • Wendy

    Here’s the thing Kim. It’s cool if you want to show off your body, but when you CONSTANTLY do it, it gets so damn old. We know what you look like. Good for you for having money for personal trainers and personal chefs and plastic surgery. Why not post pictures of you doing activities with your daughter? Or doing something with your whole family? All you seem to care about are your looks, and we will all be laughing at you in 20 years when you look like a plastic blow up doll.

  • Wendy

    And not to mention, she’s clearly trying to pull the attention away fro her psycho ass husband. Too bad we hate you both Kim.

  • Nicola

    At this point, you’d think she’d at least be honest about that.

  • disqus_tu0VPi4B9Z

    Exhibit herself is the only way she knows to make money and fame! And this discussion in media net is part of her strategies.

  • la petite bonnieux

    Why does empowerment =nudity? I don’t see it

  • Mike1288

    So…. she acknowledges the sextuple, which she was naked in was a mistake and needs to do better yet she does better by continuing to post nude pics? Am I missing something? If she is acknowledging it was wrong and needs to do better than you yourself are admitting a flaw so why shouldn’t anyone comment? If your saying people shouldn’t care about others choices why do you care when people choose to have an opinion? Kim you obviously aren’t a thespian so don’t strain yourself in thinking about this topic.

  • Mike1288

    Except she clapped back at a teenager so its not that impressive. Bette threw better shade than both of these other woman. Kim also may want to google some’s net worth next time cause she isn’t even close to Midler.

  • Mike1288

    I agree. Its not as if Chloe called her a whore. And Midler, well she is a legend so best to just leave her be.

  • Mike1288

    I think that was their point. Neither shamed her for being a slut they were just saying its time for a new act. Kim is like Madonna, eventually she will have to reinvent herself to be relevant and so she will for attention.

  • SurpriseSurprise

    The whole selfie trend is the opposite of empowerment. Selfies are the most vain and conceited thing that has literally nothing to do with anything except yourself. Complete bullshit trying to pull off her photoshopped and plastic body/face as “empowerment.” Stop photoshopping. Maybe that would help women.

  • goobie

    Gross

  • Clovis

    Kim, if people “move on” you will be forgotten. You’re the one who keeps bringing it up.

  • MollyBD

    So, like, Kim, like she, like wrote, like that, like essay? For reals? How about her PR person wrote it?

  • J0513

    No, your comment defines who you are.

  • jade012

    Did she give the impression of being nude? Yes. It says in the description of her nylon cover that she had a bodysuit and coat on so no she wasn’t only wearing a coat.

  • notmyfirstnamechoice

    Proud of your body? PLEASE. If you were proud of your body you wouldn’t be visiting a plastic surgeon every 2 – 3 months modifying it and turning it into something completely foreign. A woman who is proud of her body embraces her flaws and doesn’t run to a doctor for injections, enhancers, and turn herself into a plastic doll. Your behavior is the definition of insecurity, not confidence. And slutty isn’t sexy. The end.

  • http://soulstitchery.tripleclicks.com hoodmistress

    Showing your tits and cooch on magazine covers/photos and taking naked selfies don’t equal empowerment. Women standing up for their God-given rights on this earth is empowerment.

    Plain and simple; you continue to act like a ho, so we continue to treat you like a ho.

    Finally, tl;dr on your “essay” since it has a high-percentage concentration of bullshit.

  • Ford4ever

    Yes, yes you are quite the proud and strong woman. Your daughter is indeed fortunate to have a worthless slut like yourself as a mother. How old does she have to be before you teach her how to be a world-class nigger knob gobbler? As far as being surrounded, you were indeed surrounded…by other sluts like your tramp mother who has bragged about cheating on the man who allegedly was your father, though God only knows. Your Petunia Pig sister loves the drug infested brothas much like yourself and is chalking up points for your family’s name. Sluts should be ashamed you stupid bitch because it is shameful. This is not rocket science Kim; if it were I would not hold out the faintest hope that a microcephaly victim like yourself would ever comprehend the material. Why don’t you and Charlie Sheen get together and compare notes on STDs and maybe work up an act? It will give you something to fall back on when that pompous nigger you married runs off with an even bigger ass than yours and takes the money to buy cocoa butter and crack.

  • Ford4ever

    She looks like a slut for a very good reason, she is a slut. She may or may not like the fact that people call them as they see them, but actions speak louder than words.

  • Ford4ever

    To be clear, she IS a slut though and one should be ashamed of it just as you should be ashamed of being an alcoholic or drug addict. It is a character flaw and wishing that were not true won’t make it any less true.

  • Ford4ever

    And she didn’t do it very well either.

  • Ford4ever

    YOU are obviously an imbecile. That little whore is a worthless piece of human garbage and she is lucky if, and I said IF, she doesn’t have HIV like good old “Tiger Blood” Charlie Sheen. When I consider what sluts like her do to diminish the standard of femininity in this society, I wonder if ISIS isn’t right about women.

  • Ford4ever

    Thank you. A ho is as a ho does.

  • TheBluebirdOfCrappiness

    I’m fascinated by this so-called ‘list of accomplishments’…

  • SaraJ

    It doesn’t have to be, but if it does for her, who are you to care? Why even look if it bothers you? She’s not forcing anyone to.

  • SaraJ

    Chloe obviously regrets it, she wore Yeezy shoes out tonight…

  • crazyassmom

    No one was body shaming, all everyone was saying was, “KEEP YOUR FVCKING CLOTHES ON!!”. Show it to your “husband”. The rest of the world is tired of seeing you naked!!!
    And if you’re so “comfortable in your skin” WHY do you keep gettiing plastic surgery and using those dangerous (and ridiculous) waist trainers? Why do you photo shop all of selfies? None of these and any other procedures (Botox and fillers) you have done show a woman who is ” comfortable in their own skin”.
    ETA: Add to paragraph two-if you’re so “comfortable” use current pictures not one from last year! ” I’m not sure WHAT year the b/w selfie is from. 5 or 6 maybe…definitely not current. We have all seen the long winter coats you’re wearing all over LA in 80° weather.

  • crazyassmom

    “…was a mistake and needs to do better…”
    And then proceeds to pose for Playboy, “regrets” it/ “I’m never posing nude again”, then poses for Playboy AGAIN! From then on we’ve been subjected to having to see EVERYTHING she has so many times it’s pitiful. And she did FULL FRONTAL a couple of years ago.
    As for WHY do we look if we don’t want to see it?? Because IT’S EVERY DAMN WHERE!!! You can’t HELP but to see it!!!

  • crazyassmom

    And she said she “posts her flaws”! She might show them to Photo Shop. Lmao. 😂😂

  • Debi Leite

    But, that’s the problem. She is not comfortable in her body. That’s why these pics are from long ago, and were photo shopped. If she is soooooo comfortable in her body, then post a nude pic of what she really looks like today?

  • Debi Leite

    Give it a break. You can see some of her legs and arms; that’s all.

  • Voosey

    She’s not proud of her body. She’s done so much to it’s clear she’s ashamed of it. The fillers, the botox the surgeries, the photoshop. There’s nothing empowering about a woman that’s reduced herself to that just so she can look “hot” for men.

  • Charade

    First, congrats to whoever wrote this on throwing a like and literally here and there so that we believe Kim wrote this. But it’s obvious after listening to her talking that she didn’t write this.
    Second, how lucky is Kim to live in this era when thanks to real women struggle and feminist fight she can hide her narcissistic, famewhoring, attention craving behaviour behind a feminist banner?
    There are so many famous women that take her clothes off. Maybe cause they are models and their work requires them to pose in underwear or do sexy editorials every once in a while. Maybe cause they are actress or singers and at some point they decide to. Is there such a huge negative response to them? NO
    Why? Because this isn’t slut shaming. This isn’t sexism. This is “Kim we’re f*cking tired of seeing you naked every time you feel the media isn’t talking enough about you. Find yourself another talent because acting like the only way a woman can get attention is by showing her naked body is the real sexist attitude here”

    And neither your or your family are in a position to give moral lessons to anybody. Because you are women? NO. Because you are a bunch of bad, narcissistic, selfish, useless people that has done nothing good for anybody but yourselves. You don’t set a good example for younger generations, you do the exact opposite. You set an example that looks is the only important thing on a person and that money is worth more than self-respect, dignity or nurturing your intellect. You would sell your own kids for a few moments of relevance just like your mother had no trouble in helping you sell that sex tape to crowl your way onto fandom. You use anybody that comes close to you for your personal gain and a few storylines for your not-scripted Lol reality show.

    The part about you embracing your body is laughable. You hate it so much you still aren’t done modifying it after everything you have already done to it. How long have you been hiding it under long coats?

    And please don’t you dare putting yourself as a feminist fighter because I can hear real feminists twisting in their graves and the real current ones scratching the walls.

  • Goober_Pyle

    Shut up whore.

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