Kim Kardashian Defends Her Naked Selfie, Sex Tape: ‘Let’s Move On … It’s 2016’

Kim Kardashian doesn’t understand why everyone always mentions her sex tape …

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 35, defended her recent nude mirror selfie via a blog post on Tuesday, March 8, after she went off on a Twitter rant against haters Monday night.

The controversy started after the reality star posted a naked pic on Instagram on Sunday, March 6, and Bette Midler mocked the Selfish author, tweeting: "Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we've never seen, she's gonna have to swallow the camera." That was followed by comments from stars including Chloë Grace Moretz, Miley Cyrus and even Kardashian’s sisters.

Kim Kardashian
Courtesy of Kim Kardashian

In her open letter on Tuesday, Kanye West’s wife addressed her infamous sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J, which Midler seemingly alludes to in her tweet. The reality personality filmed the video with Ray J in 2003; it was leaked in February 2007 and ultimately launched her career.

On Tuesday, West also defended his wife, tweeting another nude shot of her with the caption "muse."

For the record, Tuesday also happens to be (coincidentally) International Women’s Day.

Read her letter in full below:

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

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