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Kim Kardashian defends her nude selfie

The reality TV star writes an open letter in response to the negative comments

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 9 Mar 2016

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Photo: kimkardashian/Instagram

While most of us stayed home and ate cupcakes on International Women's Day, Kim Kardashian being herself, shared a nude selfie on Twitter for the occasion. Unsurprisingly, the photo invited comments from other celebs such as Bette Midler and Chloë Grace Moretz.

Bette chose to be jovial about it but Chloë took the selfie seriously.

We thought Kim was going to ignore her comments but to our huge surprise, she pulled a Kanye on Chloë instead. First, she threw some shade.

Then, she fired some shots in a way that was very unlike her. We suspect she took some cues from Kanye or her sister Khloé Kardashian.

The reality TV star didn't stop there. She went on to clarify that it had been her tweeting all along and not, as many people thought, her husband or sister.

But the climax of this story came in the form of a long open letter on Kim's app yesterday, explaining her snappy Twitter comebacks.

"Hey, guys. I wanted to write a post elaborating on my tweets last night. In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives.

I don't do drugs, I hardly drink, I've never committed a crime – and yet I'm a bad role model for being proud of my body?

It always seems to come back around to my sex tape. Yes, a sex tape that was made 13 years ago. 13 YEARS AGO. Literally that lonnng ago. And people still want to talk about it?!?!

I lived through the embarrassment and fear, and decided to say who cares, do better, move on. I shouldn't have to constantly be on the defense, listing off my accomplishments just to prove that I am more than something that happened 13 years ago.

Let's move on, already. I have.

I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me. And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world.

I am empowered by my husband, who is so accepting and supportive and who has given me a newfound confidence in myself. He allows me to be me and loves me unconditionally.

I feel so lucky to have grown up surrounded by strong, driven, independent women. The life lessons I've learned from my sisters, my mother and my grandmother, I will pass along to my daughter. I want her to be proud of who she is. I want her to be comfortable in her body. I don't want her to grow up in a world where she is made to feel less-than for embracing everything it means to be a woman.

"It's 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming – it's like, enough is enough. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me.

I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.

#happyinternationalwomensday"

There you have it, folks! And just so you know, Chloë was not slut shaming Kim.

Related: 10 life lessons we learned from Kanye West
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