A few days ago, pictures appeared online of Kim Kardashian, doing what Kim Kardashian does best; pose almost naked. Considering the fact we live in a society in which nudity is quite normal, you wouldn’t say people would be shocked by this. I mean, boobs are just boobs. Nothing shocking about that. We’re not living in the 40s anymore. Yet, as I was scrolling through the comments on this picture, I noticed something peculiar. It were mostly women who commented: “Does she have no self-respect? She has a daughter ffs! Cover yourself up!” I found this quite shocking. Regardless of the fact that if I had Kimmy K’s curves, I would run around naked all day long, I do not see how posing in your underwear is a bad influence on your daughter. On the contrary, to me it seems like it is a way of empowerment. She is proud enough of her body to show it to the world, regardless of what people might say about her. And also, the kid is like, what, 2 years old? It’s not as if she is aware of the controversy.
Whether you like Kim Kardashian posing in her underwear is one thing. However, the obvious double standards that are maintained nowadays became very clear when Justin Bieber posted a photo of his naked butt on Instagram. This photo was not removed, while pictures of semi-naked women (or boobs) are removed by instagram. How strange?
Take a look at the comments below. First about Demi Lovato’s skimpy outfit, the second about the Biebs: