Kim Kardashian is proving once more that Twitter would be boring without her. But in the most recent example of the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star’s ability to cause a Twitter meltdown, she wasn’t even trying to break the Internet, pointed out MTV.
Instead, it’s Kardashian’s fans and critics who are turning to Twitter to obsess about her body in the racy new music video from Fergie, “M.I.L.F. $.” The reality TV star proudly shared some screenshots from her starring role.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKLegion) July 1, 2016
The backlash primarily focused on Kardashian’s teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy waistline. Twitter commentators accused Kim of whittling her waist with help from Photoshop rather than a gym or diet.
“Got photoshop?” one tweet read.
— Miona Martic (@MionaMartic) July 2, 2016
“Photoshop is everything in your life alright. lmao,” commented another Twitter user.
The unusual shape of Kardashian’s body in “M.I.L.F. $” made one individual contend that she had managed to make the lower half of her figure appear just like a Kimoji.
But while many came to Twitter to joke about the possibility that the reality TV star had publicized a Photoshop fail, others attacked both Kardashian and Fergie. Those criticizing the two celebrities felt that the women were guilty of showcasing “unrealistic beauty images,” thereby providing young women and girls with unhealthy role models.
The 35-year-old reality TV star co-stars with Fergie, 41, and Chrissy Teigen, 30, in “M.I.L.F. $,” noted the Daily Mail.
However, the criticism seemed primarily to focus on Kardashian, both for the alleged use of Photoshop to whittle her waistline and for providing young women with a bad role model.
Wearing the smallest possible white and blue shorts topped with a T-shirt labeled “Got milf?” that mocks the “Got Milk” commercials, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star also was accused of having her hips re-shaped in post-production.
“What did they do to your hips?” demanded one accuser.
Even though one part of “M.I.L.F. $” shows Kardashian showering in milk and sporting a nude bustier, potentially giving fans more fodder to blast her, the focus primarily was on her changed appearance.
“When you do so much photoshop it doesn’t even look like a lot of photoshop anymore,” contended one Twitter critic.
“When photoshop is the real queen…” summed up one commentator.
“I don’t even seen anything natural in this picture,” noted another.
And for those with the defense that the 35-year-old may not have had any control over what the crew did in the post-production stages, others pointed out that she could have asked for changes when she viewed “M.I.L.F. $” before it was released to the public.
“Come on, I would be so pissed if I were you this picture is HORRIBLY photoshopped, it’s so obvious,” wrote one such Twitter commentator.
A phrase, “uncanny valley,” is used when an animator creates a figure that looks so much like a human that is repulsive or horrific. In addition to the accusations that Photoshop was used to give the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star an hourglass figure, that phrase also was used in describing Kardashian’s body in “M.I.L.F. $.”
“@KimKardashian the uncanny valley that is your body is disturbing,” noted one such Twitter critic.
— billboard (@billboard) July 3, 2016
Fergie released the controversial music video just hours after her new single “M.I.L.F. $,” reported Billboard.
In addition to Fergie herself and Kardashian, various celebrity moms are shown using milk for a shower. The lyrics are just as racy as the images.
“Heard you in the mood for a little milkshake/Welcome to the Dairy Dutchess Love Factory/I could whip it up, fix you up straight away/Come on in the front door, leaving at the back door.”
Chrissy Teigen and her new baby girl Luna have cameo appearances, and Chrissy nurses her baby.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 1, 2016
Also posing are Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio and her own daughter Anja Louise Mazur, both accompanied by glasses of milk.
Colin Tilley directed “M.I.L.F. $,” which stands for “Moms I’d like to follow” and is pronounced “Milf Money,” according to Rolling Stone.
It even includes a “milfman” admiring the moms on his unusual route.
“Changing the acronym to Moms I’d Like To Follow is about empowering women who do it all,” explained Fergie. “They have a career, a family, and still find the time to take care of themselves and feel sexy. With a wink of course :).”
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