Jess Commons | Deputy Editor | Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Chloe Grace Moretz Has Some Sensible Stuff To Say About The Kim Kardashian Nude Selfie Debacle

Chloe Grace Moretz Has Some Sensible Stuff To Say About The Kim Kardashian Nude Selfie Debacle

The Debrief: Really though, we just need women to stop attacking other women. And start on Piers Morgan.

Cast your mind back, if you will, to the far recesses of last week on the internet (we know it's hard) and the whole Kim Kardashian taking her clothes off and taking a naked picture in the bathroom thing.

If I did that, my friends would probably be like 'that's weird' keep on scrolling and forget about it by the time they next saw me. As for the wider world? Well, I doubt very much it would register on the daily imprint of Things That Went Down On This Day In History.

For Kim Kardashian though, it was a big deal. The picture was the top trend all day on Twitter in the UK, and then America woke up and the whole thing started all over again. Lots of people felt like they needed to have opinions on it because, this is the internet and, really the only thing that's fuelling it is a thousand thinkpieces about popular culture happenings.

 

When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 7, 2016 at 12:07am PST

Notable people that weighed in? Sharon Osbourne, who did her own nude selfie, ditto for Emily Ratajkowski and Courtney Stodden. Bette Midler tweeted that 'If Kim wants us to see a part of her she's never seen she's going to have to swallow the camera'. Other critics were Pink (who Amber Rose - hero of the moment) hit back at and Chloe Grace Moretz who said to Kim, 'I truly hope you realise how important setting goals are to young women - teaching them that we have so much more to offer than just our bodies.'

Kim responded with 'Let's all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no-one knows who she is. Your nylon cover is cute boo.' Referring to the time Chloe appeared naked on the front of Nylon a few months back.

Now, Chloe Grace Moretz has addressed the issue in Elle US saying, 'I think if people looked into something bigger that I was trying to speak upon, they wouldn't be so easy to fire back silly, miscellaneous things.' She later goes on to defend her Nylon cover saying, 'Yeah, it's representing myself, but it's also not representing myself, because it's a character piece.'

The real trouble at the heart of the matter is not that Chloe's right or Kim's right, because both make valid points. Kim's body is Kim's body and she should, rightfully, be able to do whatever the hell she wants to do with it. Hell, if she wants to cover the whole thing in purple paint and swing through the skyscrapers of New York, Spiderman style, leaving full body imprints on every building that she smashes into, so be it. And Chloe? Chloe's got a point too. Women are more than their bodies. We're so much more. And it is right to remind the world of that. Although our bodies are pretty damn great too.

The problem is that this issue has again pitted women against women. Both sides have been quick to belittle the other. We are so quick to judge each other when really, there's far more pressing threats to womankind.

Imagine if all of the women mentioned in this article had turned on Piers Morgan rather than each other? Piers, BTW, who suggested in his column for the Daily Mail that Kim was only posting the selfie in a 'desperate' attempt to out-do her younger sisters and cautioned that Kim should stop before she becomes like the 'increasingly grotesque and embarrassing Madonna'? It's douchebag men with redundant opinions like this who are the real problem, and together, we're more than capable to shutting them down.

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Tags: Film, Kim Kardashian