Kim Kardashian Thanks Emily Ratajkowski for Defending Her Nude Selfie With a Handwritten Note and Flowers
By Antoinette Bueno
Kim Kardashian West is grateful that Emily Ratajkowski has her back.
The 35-year-old reality star showed her appreciation for the Gone Girl actress quickly coming to her defense after she posted her controversial nude selfie last week, sending Ratajkowski flowers and a personal note. Ratajkowski showed off the gift on Instagram.
"Thank you for the beautiful flowers and note @kimkardashian," the model wrote. "It's so important that we let women express their sexuality and share their bodies however they choose."
Ratajkowski, 24, is no stranger to Instagramming racy selfies herself. Last week, she shared this topless snap with her 5.2 million followers.
"What to wear tonight?" she captioned the pic.
The beautiful brunette was one of Kardashian's most vocal supporters in posting the nude selfie, seemingly calling out British journalist Piers Morgan for his tweets offering to buy the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star clothes, and also for his speculation that Kardashian's husband, rapper Kanye West, was behind her scathing comeback tweets against him, Bette Midler, and Chloe Grace Moretz.
"Love when a man comments on a woman's decision to post a nude photo. Her body, her career. Sexist bullsh*t. @KimKardashian," Ratajkowski tweeted last Wednesday. "Also love that when a woman stands up for herself everyone thinks it must be her dude speaking for her."
Love when a man comments on a woman's decision to post a nude photo. Her body, her career. Sexist bullsh*t. @KimKardashian
She also referred to the essay she wrote for Lena Dunham's Lenny newsletter last month, in which she describes her own experience being body-shamed growing up for being an early bloomer.
"Someone should be reading my Lenny letter and taking a lesson in what it means to be a woman and sexual in our culture. Ehem," Ratajkowski tweeted.
Ratajkowski, who rose to fame when she starred in Robin Thicke's controversial 2013 music video for "Blurred Lines," stood up for female sexuality in her essay.
"The implication is that to be sexual is to be trashy because being sexy means playing into men's desires," she wrote. "To me, 'sexy' is a kind of beauty, a kind of self-expression, one that is to be celebrated, one that is wonderfully female. Why does the implication have to be that sex is a thing men get to take from women and women give up?"
"I refuse to live in this world of shame and silent apologies," she added. "Life cannot be dictated by the perceptions of others, and I wish the world had made it clear to me that people's reactions to my sexuality were not my problems, they were theirs."
"Shout out to all of the women, across the world, using their brains, their strength, their work ethic, their talent, their 'magic' that they were born with, that only they possess," Pink tweeted. "It may not ever bring you as much 'attention' or bank notes as using your body, your sex, your t*ts and a**es, but women like you don't need that kind of 'attention.'"
But when ET caught up with both Zendaya and Meghan Trainor at the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, both had nothing but positive words to say about Kardashian.
"It's your choice to love your body the way you see fit. So, I choose to do something, she chooses to do another thing, you know?" Zendaya told ET exclusively. "It's empowering. It's loving yourself and being free to do whatever you want with your own body."
"I mean, she wasn't nude!" Trainor also told ET. "She had the black strip, so I thought her body looked banging! It was just like wearing a bikini."