She’s clapping back! Just four days after Sharon Osbourne took it upon herself to start a feud with Kim Kardashian after insulting her in an interview — even going as far as calling her a “ho” — Kim responded in the classiest way.
“First of all, I think she said I said a quote about, ‘I post nude photos in the name of feminism.’ Never said that,” the mom-of-two told E! News. “So I think when people misquote you and then comment, it just sounds ridiculous. I post nude photos because I like how I look and I feel proud when I’ve lost all this baby weight and I post it because I feel like posting it and I feel powerful.”
“But I’ve never been like the ‘free the nipple’ kind of girl so…if I post a photo, I post it because I like how I look,” Kim continued. “So she kind of misquoted me on that and I thought it just looked really, like stupid.”
This whole feud started when Sharon came after Kim for posting nude selfies in the name of feminism. The 64-year-old said that Kim has no business calling herself a feminist and she basically slut-shamed the Selfish author.
“If Kim wants to show off her body, fine. But that’s not feminism, that’s being a ho,” the Talk co-host told The Telegraph in an interview published on Friday, Sept. 2. “And there’s nothing wrong with being a ho, but always remember what you are.”
Sharon’s comments come as a surprise after showing support for Kim, 36, in March 2016, when the Keeping Up With the Kardashians beauty was widely criticized for showing off her curves in an Internet-breaking, nude Instagram pic. Not long after, the former America’s Got Talent judge copied Kim’s now-iconic black bar selfie, writing, “@kimkardashian you inspired me! #liberated #thetalk.”
Sharon’s shady remarks were seemingly made in response to Kim’s cover story interview with the September 2017 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, in which the E! personality — who previously published an essay on her website titled “Why I Don’t Label Myself a Feminist” — clarified her thoughts on feminism.
“I said once before that I’m not really a feminist,” she told the magazine. “But I feel I do a lot more than people that claim that they’re feminist. To clarify what I said before: I feel in my soul I’m a feminist. I just don’t need labels to make me feel or know what I am inside.”
Though she’s received major flak for her provocative social media posts, Kim has said that she feels “empowered” by flaunting her body online. “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,” she wrote on her website last year. “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.”