Last week, Kim Kardashian posted a nude selfie on Instagram that for some reason placed her at the center of furious online debates about body positivity, slut-shaming, and the sort of example that famous women should be setting for young girls.
Several celebrities defended Kim, hailing her as an empowering figure whose racy pics send her fans an important message about self-acceptance.
While we agree that she shouldn’t be criticized for the choices she makes with regard to her body, we can’t help but think Kim has squandered some of that goodwill by basically paying another woman to be skinny for her.
Let us explain – Kim has been busted using a body double to film scenes for the upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Sadly, that doesn’t mean that the long-running series will now feature death-defying stunts and big budget action set pieces.
It simply means that Kim wanted to use a skinnier lookalike (whom she originally hired to model clothes for her) for shots where her face isn’t visible.
No one knows when Kim made this decision or how long she’s been employing the doppelganger method, but it’s safe to assume the unidentified double was hired around the time Kim was losing her baby weight after giving birth to her son, Saint.
Again, the woman is free to show or not show her body in whatever ways she chooses, but we can’t help but think it’s a bit hypocritical for her to encourage her young fans to embrace their flaws when she goes to such great lengths to conceal her own.