On Tuesday, Kim, 35, shared a pic of her and Emily Ratajkowski, 24, posing topless in a restroom, raising their middle fingers high to send a clear message to the haters sure to come barking. Emily captioned the photo on Instagram, "We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn't mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality. #liberated.” Kim went a little lighter with the sentiment, simply writing, “When we're like...we both have nothing to wear LOL.”
Earlier this month, Kim’s decision to share a pic of her body in the buff was widely criticized by everyone from Bette Midler to Chloe Moretz. “I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than our bodies,” Moretz wrote to Kim on Twitter, setting off the unlikeliest of celebrity feuds.
Kim responded to the backlash with a scathing series of tweets, followed by an essay on her website defending herself. She was soon backed by fellow celebs, including Emily, who supported her anti slut-shaming message. The actress and model posted her own nude photo on Instagram in solidarity, and later tweeted that the criticism clouding Kim was “sexist bullshit.”
As you probably expected, Kim and Emily’s joint declaration of #liberation is already drawing backlash. Piers Morgan was among the first to criticize their message, tweeting a photo of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst alongside Kim and Emily’s pic, along with the caption, “RIP Feminism.” Yes, according to him, women doing what they want with their bodies means feminism is dead. Right. Sure.
Kim has yet to respond to Morgan’s dis, but it's safe to say her opinions of what other people think she should do with her body are dead and gone. Feminism, on the other hand, is still alive and kickin', despite reports to the contrary.