Just when you thought everyone was attacking Kim Kardashian over her nude photo controversy, her once arch-nemesis, Amber Rose stepped up to the plate to support her. I’m so impressed that Amber has come out and publicly defended Kim and I’ll tell you why I completely agree with her!
Kim Kardashian, you definitely have a friend in Amber Rose. That is one sentence I never thought I’d be typing! When Kim came under fire for her latest nude photo post on IG, I didn’t think much of it. I assumed this was just typical Kim hate that would blow over in a few hours. Never did I expect for the likes of Bette Midler, Chloe Grace Moretz and Pink to get involved, but in this digital age, anything is possible. Then, just when I thought things couldn’t be anymore unexpected, Amber blew me away by publicly defending Kim and I’m so impressed.
Kim has been unfairly targeted. What was meant to be a “Monday Motivation” throwback post to help Kim continue to buckle down and lose her baby weight, turned into a global debate as to what Kim should be using her fame for. Kim has always stayed true to who she is: a reality star, media mogul, mom-of-two, devoted wife, trendsetter and a woman who loves her curves. Posting a pic of herself naked wasn’t out of the norm for Kim and actually, was very welcomed by her over 41 million Twitter followers. That’s why when the likes of Bette, Chloe and Pink (her non-target audience) got involved, I was scratching my head and thinking, “well, if you don’t want to see it, then why go on her page in the first place?” When Amber stepped up to the occasion and defended Kim, I was very impressed because she to, has been unfairly criticized for being proud of her sexuality.
“I don’t know u well but I saw u speak about slut shaming and as u know I’m an activist feminist so it spoke to me. Being Slut shamed and ridiculed is not fun it’s hurtful and mean,” Amber said in defense of Kim’s open letter she penned to her haters. “Us women deal with it everyday and I’m happy u can speak openly on this now because if anyone knows what it’s like to be Slut Shamed it’s u! Live it Kim! Make a difference and speak on it! Not only when it’s convenient for u but when u can help others.” This just warms my heart, because women really should stick together. I especially love Madeleine Albright‘s quote that Taylor Swift recited after Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made fun of her at the 2013 Golden Globes, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
How about everyone jump off the hate Kim bandwagon and just accept the fact that she’s here to stay. You might not like her, agree with her or want to follow her on Twitter, but she’s a force to be reckoned with. How about instead of saying Kim isn’t doing anything positive with her enormous fame, point out that she gives curvy girls all over the world confidence. Or how about out the fact that she’s a fabulous mom and wife. Why not mention that she tirelessly works to promote her brand and work for her family business? We’re talking more than your average 9-5. I met Kim at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in 2015 and I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I, a feminist, walked away impressed by her charm, candor and very evident work ethic. Yes, Kim has millions and a freshly cashed $80 million dollar check from her video game but does that give us the right to hate on her? She’s worked her famous a** off to get to where she is and when she said she dared someone to try and accomplish what she’s done, I second that!
Kim, please keep posting naked selfies because you’re beautiful and it motivates me to get to the gym! Don’t let the haters bring you down and this situation has shown you who you can count on. The best part? It appears you have an unlikely friend in Amber.
HollywoodLifers, do you like that Kim and Amber support each other?