Given that it was just a year ago Kim Kardashian was “breaking the Internet” with her Paper Magazine cover, surely she thought it was no big deal when she dropped her semi-nude selfie on Instagram. Oh, but it became a huge deal.
Kim Kardashian Posts Naked Selfie For “Motivation”; Laughs At People Who Thought It Was Recent [PHOTOS]

She inspired a Twitter and Instagram essays from everyone like Miley Cyrus to Bette Midler. Then, Kim fired back in a Kanye inspired Twitter rant, other celebs came to her defense, and the entire Internet has been ranting and raving ever since. Kim had enough of the haters and decided to expand on the topic, sharing a thoughtful post on her website, which touches on everything from her sex tape to body-shaming:

Kim K Takes Inspiration from Kanye & Goes on Twitter Rant of her Own

Hey, guys. I wanted to write a post elaborating on my tweets last night. In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives.

I don’t do drugs, I hardly drink, I’ve never committed a crime—and yet I’m a bad role model for being proud of my body?

It always seems to come back around to my sex tape. Yes, a sex tape that was made 13 years ago. 13 YEARS AGO. Literally that lonnng ago. And people still want to talk about it?!?!

I lived through the embarrassment and fear, and decided to say who cares, do better, move on. I shouldn’t have to constantly be on the defense, listing off my accomplishments just to prove that I am more than something that happened 13 years ago.

Let’s move on, already. I have.

I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me. And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world.

I am empowered by my husband, who is so accepting and supportive and who has given me a newfound confidence in myself. He allows me to be me and loves me unconditionally.

I feel so lucky to have grown up surrounded by strong, driven, independent women. The life lessons I’ve learned from my sisters, my mother and my grandmother, I will pass along to my daughter. I want her to be proud of who she is. I want her to be comfortable in her body. I don’t want her to grow up in a world where she is made to feel less-than for embracing everything it means to be a woman.

It’s 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming—it’s like, enough is enough. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me.

I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.

#happyinternationalwomensday

With that thoughtful essay, Kim shouldn’t have to address this again. Unfortunately in the world we live in, she might have to.

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