Kim Kardashian is at it again — posting nude selfies, that is. This time around, though, she got one of her supporters, American model Emily Ratajkowski, to do one with her. The two posed topless, recreating Kim’s most recent naked selfie, in a bid to highlight the issue of women empowerment and sexuality.
On Wednesday, Kardashian posted on Instagram a photo of her and Ratajkowski topless in a bathroom. They are not completely naked, because they still have pants on. Their breasts are also concealed. They posed similarly to how Kim did with her original naked selfie, the one that caught flak from netizens.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashian” star captioned the photo humorously. “When we’re like…we both have nothing to wear LOL @emrata.” Both celebrities show their middle fingers on this picture, as if to ward critics off.
“Gone Girl” Ratajkowski expressed why she has no qualms posing topless with Kardashian on her Twitter account. “We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn’t mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality. #liberated @kimkardashian,” she wrote.
It can be remembered that Ratajkowski was one of Kardashian’s staunch defenders when she posted a nude selfie several weeks ago, rubbing off some netizens and celebrities alike the wrong way. Chloe Grace Moretz and Piers Morgan were two vocal critics of that picture. However, many came forward to support the reality star’s decision, saying all she did was embrace her sexuality and empower women to be comfortable in their own skins.
The 18-year-old American actress and singer Ariel Winter is one of those who stood up for Kardashian. On her guest appearance at the Australian breakfast radio show “The Kyle and Jackie O Show,” she said she thinks Kardashian was only “promoting body positivity.”
She added that Kardashian is teaching young girls to embrace their bodies, regardless of their shape, size, and type.
“You know, young girls being able to express that they don’t have a stick-thin body—they’re curvy. And stick-thin bodies are amazing, you know, those girls are amazing too but I think that everybody’s body would be celebrated no matter what it is and I think that it’s great that she’s so comfortable with herself and that she’s able to post out there what she wants to post and if she wants to post a nude selfie, she can,” Winter said.
The pair’s topless selfie can be found here.