Helen Mirren Defends Kim Kardashian’s Nude Selfie: ‘I Love Shameless Women’

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Dame Helen Mirren may not be a fan of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but she’s happy for the body-positive results of Kim Kardashian‘s infamous March 7 nude selfie.

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“I’m not into the Kardashians, it’s a phenomenon I just don’t find interesting, but — and this is the big word: B-U-T-T — it’s wonderful that you’re allowed to have a butt nowadays!” Mirren, 70, said in a new interview with The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella Magazine. “Thanks to Madame Kardashian, and before her, J.Lo, we’re also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. It’s very positive.”

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For the Trumbo star it’s all about acknowledging how far we’ve come and rewarding boldness. “When I was growing up, it was thought to be unbelievably sluttish to even have a bra strap showing. Everything was about women conforming,” she explained. “I love shameless women. Shameless and proud!”

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Mirren’s response is the exact opposite of the one from fellow 70-year-old star Bette Midler, who spoke out against Kardashian’s skin-baring pose on Twitter, writing that the Selfish author would have to “swallow the camera” to show something we’ve never seen before.

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Kardashian responded via Twitter, writing, “hey @BetteMidler I know it’s past your bedtime but if you’re still up and reading this send nudes #justkidding.”

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