Kim K Says She Doesn't Understand Why Her Nude Selfies Upset People

"[Everyone] has seen me naked 500 times."

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Back in March, Kim Kardashian nearly broke the internet when she posted an almost-nude selfie, censored only with black bars. After receiving tons of backlash (and some support from celebs like Amber Rose), Kim posted an essay about slut shaming and empowerment.

Now, she's speaking out on the controversy again, saying she still doesn't understand the backlash she received over something as seemingly simple as a selfie.

"My personality has never been, 'I'm such a feminist and follow me and be naked,'" Kim said in an interview with the Recode podcast. "If you are conservative and that's how you are comfortable, more power to you. I respect you. You don't have to look at what I do."

"If I like the photo, and I'm into it, I'll post it," she continued. "I just think it looks good. I'm really not trying to cause a reaction."

"I truly was baffled that people still cared," she said of the outrage that followed March's nude selfie. "They have seen me naked like 500 times and the censor bar literally was probably more covering than a bikini. I could not grasp why people were still outraged.

Kim doesn't let the hate get to her though.

"I have such a thick skin. I've been in the business for a long time, and there's always been a lot of haters in the work that I do," she explained. "People used to always say, 'Don't read the magazines. Don't pay attention,' and it was so hard. I used to say I didn't but I really still cared. I'm at a point where I really don't care so it doesn't affect me."

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