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Kim Kardashian writes essay on her new nude photos, makes total sense

The 35-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to her website, kimkardashianwest.com, to pen an essay about her frustration with the media and “body shaming” phenomena.

tv Updated: Mar 09, 2016 10:35 IST
Kim has defended herself against the backlash over her recent nude Instagram photos.
Kim has defended herself against the backlash over her recent nude Instagram photos.(AP)

Kim Kardashian may often be called narcissistic, shallow and what not but now it looks like one of the more sane people in the world. She has defended herself against the backlash over her recent nude Instagram photos.

The photos in question. (Instagram)

The 35-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to her website, kimkardashianwest.com, to pen an essay about her frustration with the media and “body shaming” phenomena.

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

“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?”

The mother of two got backlashes from celebrities like Chloe Moretz and Bette Midler after she posted a nude selfie on her Instagram account.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West with their daughter North. (AP)

Kim said she believed that women could be empowered by different things and she was confident to show off her body.

“I am empowered by my body... 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,” she added.

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Read her entire piece:

“Hey, guys. I wanted to write a post elaborating on my tweets last night. In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives.

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?!?!

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.

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”

Kim still had a lot of people who supported her. She noted in her essay that she was grateful to be surrounded by people who loved her, especially her husband Kanye West.

Kim thanked her husband for his support. (AP)

Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Abigail Breslin, Ariel Winter and Bella Thorne then chimed in to defend the star.

Kim ended her post by writing, “It’s 2016. The body-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.”