We Were All Born Naked – Amber Rose

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  Amber Rose, who previously damn near broke the internet with a particularly perplexing selfie (see above), has come to Kim Kardashian’s defense once again following the ridiculous controversy surrounding her recently ‘grammed nude. Though Kim already addressed her detractors in a Pablo-esque tweetstorm and a powerful essay on empowerment, Pink took additional issue with that approach on Tuesday. Rose wasn’t really feeling it and thankfully voiced her thoughts:

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”.

  In a separate post penned directly to Kim, Amber Rose asked the pop culture icon to continue making a difference using her massive media platform. “Live it Kim!” Rose wrote on Wednesday. “Make a difference and speak on it! Not only when it’s convenient for [you] but when [you] can help others.”

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) ? fuck it own it. Ur a mom and a business woman, a wife, sister and daughter. Hope we can make this happen #AmberRoseSlutWalk2016
A photo posted by Amber Rose 

Rose also invited Kim—and the entire Kardashian fam—to this year’s SlutWalk event. Last year’s walk in Los Angeles, which served as the inaugural edition of what Rose hopes to continue doing for many years, inspired a tremendous crowd of activists to speak their truth against a world designed to ignore them. “I never really thought about feminism, it wasn’t even a thought until I started noticing things that weren’t quite right,” Rose told our own Lauren Nostro surrounding last year’s protest. “I would post a picture of me and my son and the people will go in and say, ‘Does your son know his mother is a whore?'”

  “I am empowered by my sexuality,” Kim wrote in an essay on Tuesday. “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.” Thankfully, those with a modern and informed view of society know all too well the trauma of continuous slut-shaming. To paraphrase Amber Rose, we were all born naked. Why not embrace that?

– Complex

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