To each her own! Kim Kardashian's full-frontal nude photos for Paper magazine were the talk of the town — and The View — on Thursday, Nov. 13. Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez, and Rosie O'Donnell addressed them during the Hot Topics segment of their show, and had a lot to say on the topic.
"Kim Kardashian tried to break the internet with her butt, and now she's showing us the other side. So I guess people are a little freaked out by it, but is the full-frontal thing bothering anybody here?" Goldberg began the discussion.
"You know, I think that it's an issue of taste and class," Perez replied. "Because a lot of people give women a lot of crap for celebrating their bodies. And just because you're a mother doesn't mean that your sexuality is just erased, or the celebration of your sexuality should be erased."
Perez went on to single out sexy mom Julianne Moore, who has repeatedly shed her clothes onscreen. "That's high art to me," she said. "This? I don't know. I don't know. It's a beautiful picture from a wonderful photographer. It's a beautiful, beautiful picture. But…"
O'Donnell interjected then in defense of the reality star. "If I looked like Kim Kardashian, I would be naked in the frozen foods section of the A&P," she quipped. "This might shock you: No one has ever asked me to pose naked."
Co-host Nicolle Wallace piped in next, pointing out that nudity isn't as big of a deal in many European countries. "It's very prudish that we're all wigged out about the nakedness," she said.
The ladies also talked about Kardashian on Wednesday, the morning after her butt-baring cover shot was revealed by Paper. O'Donnell was not present for the discussion, but Wallace was more than happy to share her opinion.
"It's a picture of something that I'm not sure exists in nature, but as a mother, I'm thrilled to see a sexy mother on the cover of a magazine," she declared, joking that she's become a student of everything Kardashian.
"She's worth 45 million dollars. Her husband Kanye West is worth 110 million dollars. And these two have a direct line to their fan base," she continued. "It matters not at all what anyone says…This is a fashion shoot. People do fashion shoots all the time, [and] take ridiculous pictures…I sort of admire the businesswoman side of her. I think it's great."
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