Piers Morgan criticizes Kim Kardashian for appearing in her husband’s latest music video, and he isn’t holding back in this scathing opinion piece.
In the article written for The Daily Mail yesterday (June 28), Morgan explains how problematic and “disgusting” Kanye West’s “Famous” music video is. The video spread like wildfire upon its release, most noted for its depiction of several naked celebrities, West and his wife among them.
The journalist defends Taylor Swift’s part in the video in particular; she has recently become a target in West’s music, and Morgan is clearly against that.
“I don’t give a damn what kind of sexual depravity Kanye and Kim get up to behind closed doors, that’s their business. But I do give a damn when they drag their twisted fantasies into the public domain like this purely to make money and promote Brand Kimye.”
“Imagine how poor Taylor Swift feels? This is a talented young 25-year-old woman with a hard-earned wholesome reputation who’s already been cruelly belittled by Kanye’s lyric in the song…Now she has to put up with him faking a naked waxwork dummy of her lying next to his nude torso. This is abuse, pure and simple; an older man exposing a younger woman to public sexual humiliation.”
After making his feelings clear about the song and music video as a whole, Morgan fully criticizes Kim Kardashian, who has claimed in the past to be all about feminism.
“As with her pathetic topless bird-flipping selfies, this video actually serves the complete opposite purpose, portraying women as vulnerable pieces of meat for the delectation of the slathering public,” Morgan writes.
The “bird-flipping selfies” line is referring to the reality star’s Instagram controversy earlier this year. She posted a photo of herself completely naked in a mirror selfie (with censors protecting the more sensitive areas, because of Instagram’s guidelines).
The internet quickly reacted–praising and criticizing her actions in equal measure. A few pro-feminist articles were even written to defend her. As usual, though, the criticism overrode everything else; especially when celebrities like Bette Midler and Chloe Grace Moretz expressed disapproval.
In response to the backlash she received, Kardashian wrote a letter defending her right to express her sexuality:
“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. It’s 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming—it’s like, enough is enough.”
Then, as The Inquisitr previous reported, she and her friend, actress and model Emily Ratajkowski, delivered a clear message to everyone by posting a topless selfie together (again, censored), their middle fingers in the air.
Piers Morgan criticized her for that entire saga as well in yet another Daily Mail column.
“She still looks fantastic, and of course has every right to post as many naked pictures as she likes. It’s her body, her life. but it’s hard to escape the creeping suspicion that this new frenzied and frankly rather desperate attempt to ‘break the internet’ is happening because other younger members of her family have been grabbing all the scantily-clad attention recently, notably half-sister 20-year-old Kendall ‘Instagram Queen’ Jenner,” Morgan wrote.
Morgan is infamous for being very outspoken, going so far as to frequently respond to his critics on Twitter (he usually doesn’t mince words there either). The aftermath of yesterday’s column was no different, although he did also have some supportive tweets in the bunch.
Some pointed out that Piers Morgan’s criticism of Kim Kardashian can actually be considered a way of getting even more attention for the “Famous” video. Where do you stand in the debate?
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