Amber Rose took the internet by storm when she posted a nude photo of herself, baring it all out for the world to see on Instagram last month.
The photo was so explicit that it was immediately flagged and taken down within minutes after Amber posted it on her social media handle, Hollywood Life shares.
The socialite is well aware of the controversy it started, with many fans bombarding Amber Rose’s commenting section, asking why she chose not to shave prior to partaking in such a risky photo shoot.
Rose felt the need to respond to these comments, in particular, using Refinery29 as her platform to make it known that she’s comfortable with her body, and if she chooses not to groom herself to certain levels, she shouldn’t be judged for it.
Amber Rose mentions how she was criticized because “her private parts aren’t bald,” which she says is the exact reason she chose to publish the photo in the first place.
“I feel like as women, we always feel like we need to shave or wax — and if we don’t, then we’re considered unkempt or unclean or we’re gonna smell funny. I believe that it’s natural and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it.”
Amber Rose, who considers herself to be a feminist, further adds that there’s often so much pressure on women to look a certain way, but by posting photos as the one that went viral just a few weeks ago, Amber hopes to change that.
Rose concluded by saying that the only thing that was altered and had the help of Photoshop was her arms.
The TV star mentions that she has a handful of tattoos on both of her arms, which would have been a huge distraction to the message she was trying to convey by going full nude — she wanted people’s attention to strictly be focused on her private area.
Amber Rose has stressed in recent weeks that even though Instagram took the photo down, she’s proud of the conversation it started and certainly wouldn’t rule such a thing out of her forthcoming plans in the near future.
It seems that another controversial photo from Amber Rose is coming soon.
With Amber Rose posing nude, do you think she’s helping women embrace their bodies, or do you think it’s nothing more than a publicity stunt for the TV star?
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