One selfie yields one thousand opinions and counting. Yesterday, the Internet was swirling with supportive and opposing takes on Kim Kardashian West’s NSFW nude selfie. Of all the reactions to the photo—the negatives include Bette Midler, P!nk, Piers Morgan, and Drake Bell—she most seemed bothered by actress Chloë Grace Moretz’s. In response to all the body shamers that have been coming for her online, Kim penned a personal essay about self-empowerment.
We’re not sure if International Women’s Day had anything to do with it, but so many celebrities have been reaching out in defense of Kim. (Nothing says “I stand behind you, literally” like a tweet.) Click through the gallery and read all the celebrity reactions on the matter that we have found thus far, below.
I think everyone, men and women, should have the right to choose what they do with their bodies-- and not be criticized.— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) March 8, 2016
Girls being nude publicly isn’t new:but isn’t it nice when they can be the subject of the image, &the portrayer too? pic.twitter.com/7Ac07O8U6l— Rowan Blanchard (@rowblanchard) March 8, 2016
Love when a man comments on a woman’s decision to post a nude photo. Her body, her career. Sexist bullsh*t. @KimKardashian— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 8, 2016
Someone should be reading my Lenny letter and taking a lesson in what it means to be a woman and sexual in our culture. Ehem.— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 8, 2016
Also love that when a woman stands up for herself everyone thinks it must be her dude speaking for her. @KimKardashian— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 8, 2016
Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we’ve never seen,— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 7, 2016
she’s gonna have to swallow the camera.
.@KimKardashian: I never tried to fake friend you. Looks like anyone can take a selfie but not everyone can take a joke...— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 8, 2016
So @KimKardashian body-fames 41m people with nude selfie tweets but if anyone dares pass critical comment we’re ‘body-shaming’? Comical.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 9, 2016
I like @KimKardashian but if you blast out naked selfies to 41 million strangers, they’re perfectly entitled to comment. Men AND women.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 9, 2016
Last one for the evening: you are all entitled to your opinions and feelings and I am open to hear all of it. But it won’t change my mind— P!nk (@Pink) March 9, 2016
Damn Pink we were all born naked society sexualizes our breast and bodies. If a grown mother of 2 is comfortable with her body and wants to show it off that’s none of ur business or anyone else’s. Now, if u wanna talk to kids and be a mentor to young teens, tell them to go to school and to not use their bodies to get ahead?! I’m all for it! But please as a grown woman let another grown woman live as she wishes. That’s our problem! We’re so quick to down each other instead of uplifting! Pink, We’ve seen u damn near naked swinging from a rope( Beautifully) but what’s the difference between a rope, a pole and a pic on Instagram? Classism. Because u sing while ur half naked does that make it “Classy” or is it because u have a “talent”? I’m not dissing at all Pink just curious after u said “You’ll never have to make a silly excuse for yourself”.
And @kimkardashian 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. 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. Last year at my Slutwalk I told my Slut shaming story. This year I would love for u to come and tell urs. This is an open invite from me to u and ur sisters are welcomed too Let’s let the naysayers know u are so much more then a sex tape (13 years ago)
Slut shaming isn’t chill ever— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) March 8, 2016
Anybody who tries to say how a woman chooses to display their OWN body is wrong, is severely misinformed and misguided.— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) March 8, 2016
If a guy posts a shirtless picture, people say how “steamy” and “hot” it is. But if a woman chooses to do that, it’s setting a bad example?— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) March 8, 2016
We as HUMANS need to support each other and our individual choices. Not just men supporting just men and just women supporting just women.— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) March 8, 2016
Let me rephrase: it isn’t fair to condone one person for expressing their beauty/body and condemn another for doing the same.— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) March 8, 2016
You know what offends me more than @KimKardashian selfie? Women beating down women.. That’s ugly.— Kirsty-Leigh Porter (@KirstyLPorter) March 9, 2016
hey @KimKardashian remember, head up high standing tall, cause haters gonna hate.— Felix Ryan (@felixryan) March 9, 2016