Kim Kardashian’s body is literally a work of art. A giant mural of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians beauty's Internet-breaking nude selfie has been painted on the side of a digital printing shop in Melbourne, Australia, and it didn't take long before a vandal decided to deface it with brown and white paint, along with the word "slut."
"It was vandalized only just eight hours after completion," street artist Lush Sux, whose legal name is Mark Walls, tells Us Weekly.
Walls also told BuzzFeed that he’s "bummed that people didn’t get more of a chance to interact with it and that someone felt the dire need to spray 'SLUT' across it."
The artist originally took to social media on Sunday, March 13, to share a photo of the masterpiece he created in the image of the 35-year-old reality star's controversial skin-baring snapshot.
He tells Us that he painted the mural on the 12th in Cremorne, a suburb of Melbourne. "I instantly felt the need to paint it 30 feet high," he explains. "Perhaps I'm a little bit of an attention seeker, much like Kim."
"It's just another painting in a long line of paintings I have completed that seem to get people all frazzled," he added.
As Us previously reported, Kardashian posted a completely bare — save for two black bars covering her privates — mirror selfie on March 7. A divisive argument ensued among celebrities who criticized her racy ‘gram and those who supported it.
After stars such as Chloë Grace Moretz and Pink expressed their disapproval of the mom-of-two’s NSFW photo, she fired back by writing an essay promoting body positivity.
“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,” Kardashian shared on her website. “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.”
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