Kim Kardashian exercised her right to do whatever she pleases with her own body yesterday when she posted a playful nude selfie on Instagram. Taking a page from the U.S. government, critics felt entitled to tell Kim what she should or shouldn't be doing with her body. But beyond the usual trolls rose up Bette Middler (That's Winifred from Hocus Pocus for us young people) and Chloë Grace Moretz who made a joke about the selfie and slut shamed Kim, respectively. Kim would clap back at both in a Twitter sonning spree in which Kim questioned whether anyone even knew who Moretz was (but if you really don't know who Moretz is read this). Not that Kim needs the back up, but today Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard defended Kim and the selfie in only the incredibly smart way Blanchard can.
Blanchard, a 14-year-old going on 30 (who we should all aspire to be like when we grow up), has previously penned a must-read essay on feminism. She's friends with fellow teen actress Amandla Stenberg who's also vocal about social issues like feminism and cultural appropriation.
Blanchard defended Kim in two tweets as Mashable reports. The first called out feminists for criticizing Kim's choice to post the nude selfie "I think that is an awesome thing 2 [sic] teach girls: to be accepting of yourself and use the Selfie to choose how you want to be viewed…"
In now deleted tweets Moretz tweeted Kim saying, "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 insisted she wasn't slut shaming. Clearly Moretz needs to read Amber Rose's slut shaming essay.
In another tweet accompanied with works of art depicting nude women, also including Kim's selfie, Blanchard writes: "Girls being nude publicly isn't new:but isn't it nice when they can be the subject of the image, &the portrayer too?"
Likewise Demi Lovato supported Kim on Instagram with an image that reads "Nudity empowers some, modesty empowers some. Different things empower different women and it's not your place to tell her which one it is."
And that concludes today's learning lesson. Happy International Women's Day.