Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor
The Internet went into a frenzy over the weekend when Kim Kardashian West posted a full body nude picture of herself with black blocks covering her private areas.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Kim’s naked body, and that’s not even a reference to her sex tape. Over the past couple years we’ve seen a bit more of Kim than we’ve opted for. It seems as though since she’s gotten married, her body isn’t only for Kanye West to see, but for the whole world to see. Maybe a lot of people have completely forgotten about the times that Kim was opposed to posing nude.
Anyone who has ever watched “Keeping up with the Kardashians” probably recalls the episode when Kim cried because her photographers promised that she wouldn’t have to be nude in the pictures she took during the shoot. She claimed that she didn’t want that to be the only thing the world knows her for—being naked.
Yet in the past three days, Kardashian West posted not one, but two nude (censored) pictures of herself on her Instagram page.
After Kardashian West posted the pictures, many social media users started body shaming her. It’s never okay to body shame someone, but most of it wasn’t exactly “body shaming.” A lot of it was about the fact that Kim has been feeling really free to publicize her naked body lately. It doesn’t make much sense that she wanted to hide it before, but now that she has a husband and two children, she publicizes her body more than she ever did when she was single and before she was a mother.
There is nothing wrong with people comfortable in your own skin and with you sexuality. However, no one likes someone who doesn’t keep their word. If it’s okay for Kim’s naked body to be shown on social media now, it should’ve been okay several years ago.