Amber Rose Defends Her Infamous NSFW Full-Frontal Pic: 'We Shouldn't Be Ashamed'


Amber Rose says there's a bigger meaning behind her headline-making, NSFW full-frontal pic.

In an interview with Refinery 29 on Thursday, the 33-year-old model defended sharing the racy snap on Twitter last month, which featured her oiled-up body and her pubic hair, front and center. 

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"I had them Photoshop out my tattoos to focus on the bush alone," Rose revealed. "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."

The mother of one says the motivation behind the photo -- besides promoting her annual SlutWalk -- was to point out sexist double standards when it comes to nakedness and the female body.

"People are very uncomfortable with the female body," she explained. "It's OK to leak images onto the Internet and people are like, 'Yeah, that's so cool.' But if you actually do it yourself and in a way that's owning your own sexuality, it's almost taboo."


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"I go far and beyond to piss people off on purpose," she continued. "That's what I do to bring awareness to Slutwalk and what's going on. The fact that there are double standards, that women are not allowed to own their sexuality and their bodies. We can’t possibly be sexually confident, because then we're whores. We're not allowed to have a past. We're incapable of love if we’re too beautiful or if we’re too successful. It's all really, really f**ked up."

Sharing the revealing pic isn't the only thing Rose is doing to break down barriers.

"I feel like there are so many new feminists this year because of [President Donald] Trump," she said. "There are a lot of people who suffer from [sexual violence] who didn't even know what it was. That's why I just keep pushing because I see it every day. I love women and I just want to help and keep fighting the fight for feminism."

Rose is all about loving her body, no matter what it looks like. See more in the video below.