Well, it happened again. Kim Kardashian posted a selfie, and the Internet freaked out. But this one was slightly different; you see, the reality television star opted to go completely nude (except for some carefully placed black bars). The reactions ranged from people applauding her confidence to those slamming her for choosing to strip down for the camera. But perhaps the most surprising response was from those stars who decided to show their support for Kardashian's selfie by posting their own nude moments. Here are a few of the celebrities who decided to recreate the image that broke the Internet (at least temporarily).
A photo posted by Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) on Mar 9, 2016 at 10:49am PST
The sexy model and Gone Girl actress has no time for anyone daring to slut-shame Kim Kardashian—or any other woman who decides to go nude. Ratajkowski blasted the people and press who were criticizing Kardashian's choices in a series of Tweets, before sharing her own nude selfie in solidarity.
Love when a man comments on a woman's decision to post a nude photo. Her body, her career. Sexist bullsh*t. @KimKardashian — Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 8, 2016
A photo posted by Sharon Osbourne (@sharonosbourne) on Mar 9, 2016 at 10:23am PST
Sharon Osbourne is no stranger to controversy, or the trials and tribulations of a life on reality television. But the outspoken talk show host let her picture do the talking when she emulated Kardashian's now-infamous pose. The gesture of solidarity (and her calling Kim Kardashian an "inspiration" for her own nude selfie) created even more debate and controversy surrounding the photos. Luckily, both women have a lot of experience when it comes to handling the media.
.@KimKardashian Put your selfie to work...for a good cause! Donate, RT, I'll match $$ 2-1! https://t.co/3tfkNFnPic pic.twitter.com/f5yqqlbjvg — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 10, 2016
The iconic actress and performer was originally against the whole "naked selfie" idea, and took to Twitter to make her opinions known. But after some decidedly hostile back-and-forth with Kardashian, Midler changed her tune. Instead of criticizing the reality star, Midler shared her own semi-nude selfie and encouraged others to use the controversy for a good cause. Now that's a perfect example of taking what could have been a downright nasty Twitter feud and turning it into something positive.
A photo posted by Courtney A Stodden (@courtneyastodden) on Mar 8, 2016 at 1:56pm PST
Another model and reality star who's used to baring it all, Courtney Stodden shared this homage to Kardashian with good humor and some self-promotion of her own.
As for the woman behind this controversy, Kim Kardashian doesn't see what the big deal is—and would appreciate it if you stopped trying to make her feel bad about her sexy selfies.
“It’s 2016," she wrote in an essay regarding all the outrage. "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.”