When it comes to her body, at this point it should go without saying that Kim Kardashian West is definitely not shy. Whether it’s going out in barely there ensembles, posing for magazine editorials in the buff or posting one of her handful of infamous nude selfies, the reality star has made it clear that she prefers her physique au naturel. And while the masses may decry her many public displays of censored nudity as a cry for attention, in an interview on the most recent episode of the podcast Recode Decode Kim insists she does it all for her own enjoyment, admitting she, “truly was baffled when people still cared. They have seen me naked 500 times!”
The 35-year-old does make an excellent point. After all, her naked, or almost naked, body is something most pop culture consumers see on a monthly if not a weekly basis. So why all the upset? Kim speculated that, “some people were outraged because I am a mom, some people were so supportive […] I just think it looks good, I am really not trying to cause a reaction.” But she insisted she wants people to do their thing and let her do hers, saying, “My personality has never been, ‘I’m such a feminist and follow me and be naked!..’ If you are conservative and that’s how you are comfortable, more power to you. I respect you. You don’t have to look at what I do.”
Besides, why it may appear that there’s nothing the reality star won’t share, she claims she’s much more discreet than she looks, saying, “Pre-marriage, pre-babies, the answer would have been everything was shareable. After, I would say I keep a good 30 percent to myself.”
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The reality star also had a thing or two to say about how she’s portrayed in the media, saying, “I don’t have a problem with people reporting on things, except for when it’s not accurate. I’m so open. There are so many ways to get to me to find out if it’s accurate or not.” But she also praised social media as a means of contradicting these false reports, and allowing her to put her own truth out there. “Old journalism used to be so accurate, and it’s just not like that anymore […] that’s what I love about social media,” she said on the podcast. “Now the journalist doesn’t have the final say. If you want to, you can refute what’s being said about you that’s not true and clarify it.” And in a world where your every site’s number one story on the daily, that’s a pretty powerful tool to have at your disposal.
In a new “Inner Circle” video on her website and app, Kim’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic also weighed in on the star’s love of showing off her bare form. The contouring master really put it all out there, not only admitting his biggest pet peeve is Kim’s pouty mirror face, but when asked what he thought the first time he saw Kim naked (which according to them both is now an almost daily occurrence), Mario confessed the only thing he could think was, “holy sh*t, that is a big a**. A really beautiful one, but a big one.” Same Mario, same.
What do you think of Kim’s response to the criticism surrounding her nude selfies? Would you ever share a similar shot on social media?