I am no fan of Kim Kardashian or any member of her family so I ignored the many links of Kim breaking the internet (insert eyeroll), again. Of course there was immediate backlash to the photo with plenty twitter clapback. The best coming from Ms. Midler
(insert hysterical laughter here)
Kim responded yesterday with a powerful essay on nudity and empowerment (Huffington Post 3/8/16). Powerful is a strong word and I would not use it to describe Kim’s essay in the least but its 2016 and we have Donald Trumps and Kim Kardashians as influential people.
I don’t think Kim is a dumb woman, matter of fact kudos to her for building an empire for her family off a sex tape because there are millions of women in sex tapes and they have not been able to capitalize the way she has. Every family should have a Kris Kardashian …or not.
Every few months we should expect a nude photo from Kim and an explanation of why she feels it is empowering to show her body.
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.
Her body is her business. Period. And that is okay. We can scream self-worth till we are blue in the face but if your self-worth is based off nudity and a soft-porn sex trade mentality and its celebrated around the world I doubt there is much anyone can say to change that. What bothers me about her ‘powerful essay’ is her selfish and misguided idea that she is really contributing to helping girls and women all over the world. She has spent thousands on plastic surgery for her body and face that the majority of girls and women all over the world will never be able to spend. She has spent those thousands to gain the perfect body for her and her audience based on what she knows they want to view. It has nothing to do with empowerment but money…and again that is okay but don’t try to make us believe you are trying to do some worldly good when you are just trying to make a buck. KK what you are trying to do is build your brand, put more money in your pocket, and build your family’s wealth and that is okay. I’m not going to judge your hustle and I’m not going to click on your links.
We should all stop expecting more of Kim Kardashian West because she has shown us who she is time and time again. So what she is a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter she has made her own mold and she doesn’t have to fit our idea of what any of those titles should be. I don’t look at her and see empowerment I see a business. I see a woman who is a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a businesswoman.
This is her business folks!