Kim Kardashian West is back with her internet-breaking ways after she posted another controversial selfie, this time with model-actress Emily Ratajkowski featuring their half-naked bodies.
The photo which was posted on Kim’s Instagram account showed the pair posing completely topless in a restroom with their middle fingers up to send a message to their haters.
A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 30, 2016 at 11:57am PDT
Emily for her part also uploaded the photo on Twitter, but she added a series of tweets to provide deeper context to why they were doing this.
However sexual our bodies may be, we need to hve the freedom as women to choose whn & how we express our sexuality. pic.twitter.com/1KK0MtXRuv— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 30, 2016
We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn't mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality. #liberated— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 30, 2016
Even if being sexualized by society's gaze is demeaning, there must be a space where women can still be sexual when they choose to be.
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 30, 2016
"Why demonize female sexuality if only to keep us in the dark about the power and beauty of our bodies?" @guerrillafem— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 30, 2016
Earlier this month, Kim posted a solo nude selfie during International Women’s Day in what was seen in two ways: 1. an attempt to empower women by being proud of their bodies and 2. a shameless attention seeking stunt.
Kim’s move sparked debates and intense online discussion between netizens regarding feminism and other issues revolving around the topic.
But foreign celebrities Courtney Stodden and Sharon Osbourne took it to the extreme by supporting Kim through posting their own version of her nude selfies.
The 21-year-old Courtney:
The 63-year-old Sharon:
Kim and Emily’s new nude selfie currently has 1.1 million likes as of posting time.