A Twitter row between media personalities Piers Morgan and Amber Rose on Sunday regarding Rose’s recent sharing of a controversial, nude photo on social media, culminated with Morgan doing the same.
Writers for Complex explain that the oft-outspoken English news presenter, 52, took on the 33-year-old Rose’s form of feminism through sexual expression, in a set of criticizing tweets that ultimately got the attention of Amber herself.
“Put it away, luv,” Piers inserted in a retweet of Amber’s contentious crotch shot, which the Inquisitr first reported on early Saturday morning, and immediately triggered a fiery response from a ready-to-go Rose.
“I’ll take ‘Things Misogynistic A**holes Say’ for $500, Alex,” she fired back, with an ironic “hashtag.”
From there on, the gloves were officially off.
“It’s not ‘misogyny’ to think that posting nude photos in the supposed name of feminist empowerment is pathetic, attention-seeking bulls**t,” Morgan stated to Amber.
Rose quickly corrected Piers and countered that she actually only showed off her pubic region in the picture and nothing more.
“I am assuming you are referring to the pubic hair that was shown in the picture. Uncomfortable? Get over it.”
Here’s a bit more of the back and forth between Piers Morgan and Amber Rose on Twitter, for those who are interested.
I can handle your naked body, Amber - relax.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 11, 2017
I just can't handle your ridiculous claim to be stripping off in the name of feminism. https://t.co/i0bAqNKbB1
Lol ur an idiot ur first tweet to me was... "Put it away luv thanks" Lol "it"???? ???? https://t.co/D88X37OvFj— Amber Rose (@DaRealAmberRose) June 11, 2017
Talking of idiots, can't you think of a less dumb way to promote feminism than getting your kit off? https://t.co/FHnb6CLXaF— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 11, 2017
Piers then, for some reason, brought up his Burger King Perfume campaign ad from 2009 — yes, the fragrance actually exists — as part of an attempt to promote “male empowerment.”
So you got naked for a Burger King check and ur giving me a hard time? Foh ???????????? https://t.co/0RSK2OEN5S— Amber Rose (@DaRealAmberRose) June 11, 2017
(FOH stands for “f*** outta here,” as in “get the f*** out of here,” as UrbanDictionary defines.)
As previously noted by the Inquisitr on Friday, the intention behind Rose’s racy “bush” shot was to push word of the millennial feminist icon’s upcoming third-annual SlutWalk, an open-air gathering likened by Amber in the vein of another annual, Canadian-based pro-feminist gathering.
“Initially conceived in Canada in 2011, Rose carried the SlutWalk over to the States four years later after strongly relating to the message of the [original] movement, which centered on a deputy’s reported comment regarding a set of rapes that transpired on the campus of Canada’s York University [from] that same year: “Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”
Rose went on to post the “pubic picture” publicly on both Twitter and Instagram, with the latter social media app reportedly deleting the controversial crotch shot two hours after Amber first shared it, according to Refinery 29.
A defiant Rose would respond to the banning with another cheeky Instagram post, this one fully clothed, with Amber rolling her eyes over the idea that the social media app both missed and proved her intended point with the semi-nude selfie.
“When [Instagram] deletes [your] fire-a** feminist post, but you really don’t give a f**k because everyone picked it up already,” Amber wrote alongside the hashtag, “#BringBackTheBush.”
While some social media sites may not have fully understood just what Amber was trying to convey, publications like Nylon say they were privy to the point of the photo, as well as Amber’s overall narrative, all along.
“Amber Rose is a grown woman [who] can do whatever she wants with her body,” the site says.
“People who are criticizing the image because she’s a mom or because it’s too risqué are quite obviously not on board with the SlutWalk ethos and probably never will be—in fact their critiques only show how needed events like SlutWalk really are. In the meantime, Rose is out here empowering a new generation of women who will change the world, one nude selfie at a time.”
A Daily Mail article from 2009 claims that the Piers Morgan Burger King image, like the Amber Rose shot, is not altered in any way.
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