Kim Kardashian caused a national conversation about women’s empowerment and the female body this week after she posted a nude photo of herself in her bathroom on Monday. Since then, fans have been divided, with some, including celebrities like Pink, Bette Midler and Piers Morgan, criticizing Kardashian for, once again, showing off her naked body to the world. However, other fans and celebrities, like Amber Rose, have come to Kim’s defense, saying that she’s empowering other women to take full pride and ownership of their bodies in spite of the sexualized prism they’re usually seen through. Well, it looks like there are other celebrity women who are standing strongly behind Kim because “The Talk” co-hosts Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood recently showed their support for her.
As previously reported, amid the controversy surrounding her nude photo, Kim wrote an open letter in celebration of International Women’s Day and slammed her critics for trying to body-shame and slut-shame her.
“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,” she wrote.
“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,” Kim continued. “I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy.”
Yesterday, Osbourne decided to show her solidarity with Kim and her message by, shockingly, posting her own nude selfie on her Instagram page.
“@kimkardashian you inspired me! #liberated #thetalk,” she captioned the photo.
But Osbourne wasn’t the only one who was moved by Kim’s nude photo and letter. Read about Underwood’s reaction to it after the cut.