There is a bit of a war brewing, and once again, it comes down to two females and body image.
It was back in March that Kim Kardashian posted a very explicit nude photo of herself reflected in her bathroom mirror. Moretz addressed a tweet to the reality star indicating her disapproval of the shot, and she stated that women with such influence should be acting as positive role models for young women.
“I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies.”
Moretz received both support and criticism at the time for her tweet, and now, the model and actress is being reminded of her words due to a recent Instagram pic she has posted.
Kim Kardashian promises the world new NUDE selfiehttps://t.co/w3v76NVHLD /// pathetic
— Steven BRODY Stevens (@BrodyismeFriend) August 8, 2016
On Thursday, the 19-year-old posted a black and white photo of her bare back and shoulders. A mini-controversy developed because it looks as though Chloe Grace could be topless in the pic. Mic.com shared the Instagram post that has got Kim K fans riled up in her defense, and led to some of them calling Moretz a hypocrite.
“The picture was snapped by her boyfriend, Brooklyn Beckham, the up-and-coming model (and son of David and Victoria Beckham), and looks innocent enough. Beckham took the photo, Moretz liked it, so Moretz posted it. We can all just move along, right? Well, wrong. Despite this just being the photo of Moretz’s bare back, many people have taken issue with it. Outlets are already reporting on how Moretz appears to be “topless” in the photo, and according to some, that’s hypocritic as hell.”
Social media users were quick to jump on the star for seemingly shifting her own moral compass to point in the same direction as Kardashian by posting the snap. Although the star was simply showing part of her back while sunbathing on a deserted beach, it was as if Kim K fans were waiting for the smallest bit of ammunition to be able to throw Moretz’ words back at her.
— E! News (@enews) August 12, 2016
Following her spat with Kardashian, Chloe attempted to set herself apart from the reality star’s ways as she has been the subject of a number of risque magazine covers. Ms. Moretz shared about the difference between work and what she posts to social media. The actress spoke with Elle on the subject.
“I’m talking to a stylist, I’m talking to a makeup artist, we’re kind of creating and collaborating and making something that is artwork and is special and is different. Yeah, it’s representing myself, but it’s also not representing myself, because it’s a character piece. So, I think that is a big difference. On social media, like on Instagram and stuff that I post, and the way that I view myself, and portray myself on there, that’s definitely a much more personalized take. I’m not collaborating with people to make that, it’s my own social media platform in which I’m–it’s not a character, it’s just me.”
People are, however, even in the light of this latest Instagram post controversy, coming to the defense of Chloe and reminding the critics that it’s simply a sweet snap of her back and shoulders without the suggestiveness that Kim Kardashian’s selfies have projected. The image is innocent enough to run in a family magazine without causing a fuss, and it is not at all provocative or sexualized.
The star has been a role model for many in her young life, and she shared with the publication in regards to the people she has helped in difficult times.
“I’ve gotten a lot of young gay kids come up to me and talk to me about how the little things I’ve said in the press has helped them come out to their parents, or just be open with who they are, and feeling invigorated by that. “
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