Kim Kardashian West isn't one to shy away from defending herself on social media, and now she's giving tips on the art of fighting back against naysayers.
In a new post on her official app on Tuesday, the 35-year-old reality superstar talks to her BFF, Jonathan Cheban, about what sets her off the most.
"When I feel like someone's being fake is the time that I'll, like, say something, and it's usually really publicly," Kim says, in what's perhaps a thinly veiled response to her epic release of Taylor Swift's conversation with her husband, Kanye West, on Snapchat last month."My tip on clapping back is just do whatever makes you feel good. Like, if you feel like talking sh** to someone, go for it."
One example she calls out is her feud in March with Bette Midler over her controversial nude selfie. After 70-year-old Midler tweeted, "If Kim wants us to see a part of her we've never seen, she's gonna have to swallow the camera," Kim responded by saying it was past Midler's bedtime, and alleged that the singer once sent her a gift "while trying to be a fake friend."
"It's just because she's, like, such a legend -- it's so weird," she now reflects on their Twitter spat.
But she has no regrets.
"Hey -- you do you, let me be me," she says. "No need to be rude, or, like, tear someone else down."
Kim is careful to choose her battles carefully, and calls people purposely trying to bate her to respond "the biggest losers."
"I personally take the high road most of the time," Kim says. "Like, I just don't care. So, I always think, 'Will I be affected by this tomorrow? Will I be affected by it in a week? Will I be affected in a month, or in a year? And usually the answer is no."
Though there is one thing that bothers her the most -- those claiming she didn't lose 70 pounds of body weight through diet and exercise alone.
"Like, body shamers -- 'You must have gotten lipo, you know, to lose all your baby weight,'" she says, giving examples of common criticism she gets. "You have no idea how hard it is for me to do low carbs and to really focus, and to do this. I spend so much time and energy working out, getting up at six in the morning, making sure I'm finished working out before the kids are up. That's something that pisses me off. You don’t know the half of it, you know?"
On Monday, the mother of two talked about her post-pregnancy body image on her app, and how she strives to set a good example for her daughter, 3-year-old North.
"As North gets older, she'll start to be more aware of herself and her body," she wrote. "Her attitude toward her body is directly related to my own, so it's my responsibility to make sure she understands that positive body image comes from having a healthy self-esteem."