Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski posed topless together in a mirror selfie. They showed middle finger to all of their haters, including various celebrities who spoke out against Kardashian’s nude picture from earlier this month. The pair both previously penned essays on owning female sexuality and celebrating your body as a woman, a topic that has been a massive point of attack for the internet. After Kardashian’s initial nude, many celebs did come to her defense, including Ratajkowski, both declaring they would never apologize for their bodies. And it looks like they’re sticking to their promise.
The Kim K. fans who embraced the photo had nicer things to say, like “The love I have for this is beyond words,” and “Please go take your hate to a different account because there is nothing wrong with this picture. Is it OK for a man to do something like this and a woman can’t??”
Indeed, both Kardashian and Ratajkowski have implied that the photo has deeper meaning, that it’s meant to illustrate how women are taught to be ashamed of their bodies. The picture is their “middle finger” to that sentiment.
Since posting the picture of them giving the finger in a bathroom mirror, the famous two some are being praised and scrutinized in equal measure. “However sexual our bodies may be, we need to hve [sic]the freedom as women to choose whn [sic]& how we express our sexuality,” Emily captioned the picture on Twitter.
“We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn’t mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality,” she wrote on Instagram.
Kim, however, wrote: “When we’re like…we both have nothing to wear LOL @emrata” so it looks like they got their wires crossed somewhere on the message they were sending.”
Within an hour of its posting, the new racy photo had already been liked nearly 1,000,000 times across the two women’s Instagram accounts, a number sure to increase exponentially over the next couple days.
Ratajkowski, famous for appearing nude in Robin Thicke’s 2013 “Blurred Lines” music video, concluded, “Even if being sexualized by society’s gaze is demeaning, there must be a space where women can still be sexual when they choose to be.”