Instant Follow Friday: Chloe Grace Moretz, Kim Kardashian, Nudes, and #InternationalWomensDay
ICYMI: Kim Kardashian and Chloë Grace Moretz got into a boiled exchange on Twitter after the former posted an old nude pic of herself on the web and the latter called her out for more or less being a bad role model for other girls. All on the day before #InternationalWomensDay, at that.
Now, there is no right way to go about this conversation since it really doesn’t need to be had in the first place; Kim Kardashian will take and post nude photos because the world is round – that is a fact, and that is totally great and amazing for her! This isn’t the first time she posted a nude (a censored nude, at that, tame in comparison to what we’ve seen), nor will it probably be the last, so why it’s caused such an uproar this week is, at this point, tiring.
But let’s back up anyways: Moretz is the 19-year-old actress who you may or may not recognize from Clouds of Sils Maria, Kickass, If I Stay, the Carrie remake, amongst others. 2016 and on is poised to be even bigger for Georgia native, as she’ll be starring in a number of films like The Little Mermaid and Neighbors 2. In other words, Moretz is not just some random teen actress – she’s super bankable, super professional, super bae on screen.
So what’s the tea? After Kim exclaimed that she had “nothing to wear” and posted a nude pic of herself (with black censor bars covering anything quote-unquote explicit) to Twitter, Moretz responded to the tweet on March 7 saying, “I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies.”
Which, no lies told, young women learning to set goals (real, physical, independently-driven, economically-speaking goals) is important. And on the flip-side of that, so is body-positivity. Moretz came out and clarified that she didn’t intend on slut-shaming Kim (“There’s a huge difference in respecting the platform that you’re given as a celebrity and “slut shaming” something I never have done and would never do”). But Kim then cheekily clapped back at Moretz and the others who took issue with the nude photo (shoutout to Bette Midler, and then later on, Pink).
And thus began this week’s bizarre feud, with those who supported the #Liberated reality TV star for proudly embracing her nude body and sharing it with the world, as she’s prone to do (i.e. Amber Rose, Courtney Stodden, Emily Ratajkowski, Demi Lovato, Sharon Osbourne, et cetera), against those who think women should have goals and aspire to something more than just affirmation for having a hot body i.e. strength and success from brains, rather than nude photos (Pink, Midler and yes, Moretz). Kim Kardashian’s nude photo, black censor boxes and all, has essentially become a meme, with celebs and people on the internet alike imitating and then posting it online themselves. Then, on March 8th, the 35-year-old was prompted to write her own manifesto about the photo on her app that basically said “Can I live?!?” all over again.
“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?” she asked in her note, before asserting that she’s more than her 13-year-old sex tape.
Dear women, you ALL are acting tacky AF! Why don’t we overly (myself included) fortunate women come together and try to create and bring jobs to other women in desperate need of them so they can support not only THEMSELVES but their families! #happyinternationalwomensday can we all put the cuntiness aside for one fucking day and love / celebrate one another! PS no matter how hard you (or myself) work NEVER will I feel I am worthy of the comfort I live in…. Because so many others while I tuck myself in at night are laying their head on the pavement, dreaming of all the things we take for granted every day. Much love to all my women!!!!
In other words, this whole thing is so…uncessary and drawn-out and at the end of the day, doesn’t amount to anything productive in terms of the broader conversation about sexism and movement for change for the welfare of all women, for example. That being said, I don’t know why women tear other women down, when the country/world we live in is systematically, politically, and economically designed so that women are not equal to men. In other words, women already have a lot working against us during our day to day, be it workplace harassment, the wage gap, street catcalling, sexual violence, and much worse. It helps no one when women don’t support other women, or when women are pitted against each other by the media.
Here’s the thing: Kim is entitled to post any photo of herself, her body, her beauty, and do as she pleases in life and even more so, I give her props for sharing a photo that celebrates her curves. At the same time, I see Moretz’s point of view and though it’s a little shady she said what needs to be said in response to Kim personally, I don’t necessarily think she’s in the wrong in her overarching message. Lastly,
P.S.: It’s with no joy that we ultimately point out Kim’s husband Kanye West is notoriously sexist, visionary artist or not. Rose may have come to Kim’s defense over the whole “slut-shamed” aspect, but let us not forget that just last month Kanye called out Rose, his ex-girlfriend, for her stripper past during a feud with Rose’s ex Wiz Khalifa. So yeah, there’s that.
Moretz has, for the record, not backed down on her words, and yesterday (March 9) she posted to Instagram a video of her current #mood, clearly demonstrating her utter chill with the whole thing: