Chloë Grace Moretz Blames Her Kim Kardashian Feud on Being ‘Incredibly Jet-Lagged’
The Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising star is now insisting that her reaction to Kardashian’s now-infamous nude selfie is something caused by exhaustion. In her latest cover story with Glamour, the 19-year-old explains that she only called out the mom-of-two because she “couldn’t take one more thing” and felt Kardashian’s photo was a bit exploitative and “inappropriate for young women to see.”
“I had just gotten off a plane from South Korea, I was incredibly jet-lagged, and I couldn’t take one more thing. I saw that photo, and I had to say something,” she tells the publication. “That picture wasn’t linked to body confidence. It wasn’t a #BodyConfidence or #LoveWhoYouAre. It was done in a slightly voyeuristic light, which I felt was a little inappropriate for young women to see … I would hate for young women to feel they need to post certain photos in order to gain likes, retweets, favorites, and male attention.”
She adds, “I wasn’t slut shaming. It’s not about body shaming.”
Initially, Moretz wrote to Kardashian, “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.” She later denied claims that she was slut shaming the 35-year-old.
Despite her best intentions, Moretz’s words blew up and resulted in Kardashian clapping back at the actress. “Let’s all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is,” Kardashian tweeted before throwing some shade by sharing Moretz’s nude Nylon cover and calling it “cute.”
So, what does Moretz think about having a Twitter spat with someone twice her age?
“I started laughing. I was at dinner with my family [when] I got the notification [on my phone]. I look at it and I go, ‘Oh my God. She responded,'” she recalls. “My mom took the most offense to it because it was girl-on-girl hate and Kim didn’t come back with an educated response on body confidence.”
She continues, “It was aggressive, and also it was incorrect. I don’t have 45 million followers or a TV show that follows my life. But people know who I am. I pride myself on having opinions, and I don’t express them in snarky ways toward people.”
Moretz, who says she dislikes a type of person “who appropriates bad gender stereotypes, appropriates a lot of exclusivity, is very rich and niche-y,” also admits that she didn’t truly understand the concept of feminism until a few years ago. According to her, her travels have made her more aware of gender equality and women’s rights.
“[A few years ago] I was uneducated on the word feminism because I wasn’t an adult in a lot of ways,” she says. “I’ve traveled more. I’ve been part of different cultures and [heard about] what it means to be a minority young woman in this country and other countries. I’ve read more, experienced more. It’s kind of an evolution.”
“So now, for me, feminism means equality for people of all genders, races, and economic situations. But at the same time, I never really thought that feminism was about hating men; I was afraid that people would view me that way.”