Ugh, put some clothes on. “You’re a mother!”
That phrase was uttered countless times in response to Kim Kardashian’s recent full frontal spread in Paper magazine and I have to admit, I’m sick of hearing it.
How I feel about the photo shoot isn’t really that important. Some people love it, others hate it, however, at the end of the day, what’s done is done. BUT (pun intended), I will say that it’s annoying to hear folks declare that she can no longer pose nude because she is a mother. As a mother, have I lost my sensuality? Can I no longer be viewed as sexy? Am I now relegated to nun-like attire for the rest of my existence? Get a life people, it’s 2014. Can we stop putting mothers in this mom jeans-wearing, mini-van driving, boring a** box?!
Or maybe you’re worried about how this will affect her daughter, North West? That’s a valid point, but I’m sure Kim will have a tougher time explaining that sex tape then she will this nude pictorial (which is one of many in the Kardashian catalogue).
Look, if you think the photos are tacky, tasteless or just unnecessary that’s fine and even understandable. But please, PLEASE, don’t say she can’t do it JUST because she’s a mother. Especially when, as mother’s when we try to breast feed it’s an epic problem, but when Kimmie Kakes is naked on every newsstand those same detractors applaud.
Disclaimer: If you really want to know my thoughts on the photos, here ya go…
I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest fan of the pics. She says she did them to prove she got her body back after giving birth, but we’ve already seen her in tight, stomach revealing dresses and itty bitty bikinis…boo, we know the body is back! Also, I find it odd that her husband, Kanye West, was so gung ho about it (he tweeted his excitement saying, “#ALLDAY”). Typically a husband likes to be the ONLY one to see his wife naked, but we all know Yeezy’s cut from a different cloth. And yes, what about little Nori. This could go either way. Maybe this will be a teaching moment about loving yourself and being confident. However, I fear it won’t be. The photos seem to be nothing more than a stunt, an attention grabbing moment from someone who almost admits to having an incredible level of narcism. We want our young girls to look up to accomplished women like Michelle Obama or Hilary Clinton, but what does flaunting your T & A accomplish? Lastly, I most certainly would never do it myself, but then again my body doesn’t look like hers and I’m sure we adhere to a different set of beliefs. Sooooo…