Watch out Sharon Osbourne — the Kardashian klan is coming for you.
In an interview with The Telegraph last week, X Factor judge Sharon laid her feelings about the reality TV family bare. She started by questioning Kim Kardashian’s own brand of feminism, saying: “Kim says she’s doing everything in the name of feminism, but that’s not feminism!”
“Those girls live off their bodies, half of LA has been through them and everything they do from the sex tape to the plastic see-through dresses and the gym wear is about sex, not female progress,” she added. “If Kim wants to show off her body, fine. But that’s not feminism, that’s being a ho.”
She later tried to backtrack on her comments on American TV show The Talk, saying: “It wasn’t rude. She [Kim] poses nude, she’s very sexual in her clothes, and even her every day clothes, it’s very sexual.”
“Whatever she does she’s showing her body, which shows she’s a strong, grounded woman and she’s not ashamed of her body. And that’s great, but people have been doing that since day one and people have been stripping and whatever since day one,” she said. “It doesn’t make you a feminist, it makes you someone who is a strong person, and confident with their body and wants to show it. But, that’s not a feminist.”
Women wearing whatever they and want doing whatever they want with their own bodies? Sounds pretty feminist to us.
But Kim quickly clapped back in an interview with E! News, saying: “First of all, I think she said I said a quote about, ‘I post nude photos in the name of feminism.’ Never said that. So I think when people misquote you and then comment, it just sounds ridiculous.”
“I post nude photos because I like how I look and I feel proud when I’ve lost all this baby weight and I post it because I feel like posting it and I feel powerful,” she added. “But I’ve never been like the ‘free the nipple’ kind of girl so… if I post a photo, I post it because I like how I look. So she kind of misquoted me on that and I thought it just looked really, like stupid.”
While we’d love Kim to confess a feminist streak, it’s great to see her freely expressing herself and calling out those who try to shame her for it. Keep it coming, Kim.