Chlo Grace Moretz was one of many people who spoke out after Kim Kardashian posted a nude selfie on Twitter.
The 19-year-old actress – and self-proclaimed “feminist from birth” – criticised Kim for being a bad role model to young girls:
While a lot of people agreed with Chloe, Kim gained a fair few supporters when she responded to criticismwith an impassioned open letter. In it, she explained:
“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.”
Chloe was forced to clarify that she wasn’t “slut-shaming” Kim…
…And she has now given an interview, justifying her response. Speaking to Elle Magazine, she explained:
“All I’ll say is that I think a lot of things can be misconstrued in a lot of ways. And I think if people open their minds more, and they try to look deeper into something than just something that is a very big, hot, fiery buttonto hide behind…I think if peoplelooked into something bigger that I was trying to speak upon, they wouldn’t be so easy to fire back silly, miscellaneous things.”
She also expressed that she personally turns down roles in which woman are “overtly sexualized in a masculine, stereotypical [context]”, because for her, “it’s just aboutmaking choices [so that]I can have a young woman look at the movie and not be negatively influenced”.
When asked what she would say toa young woman, trying to negotiate the minefield that can be social media, she had some stellar advice:
“Depict yourself adequately as what you want to be seen as. Don’t front, don’t put something out there that you feel isn’t realistic and doesn’t portray who you are. Just be yourself, be you, and don’t be afraid to speak your mind.”
Your move, Kim..
H/T Elle Magazine
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