Among the celebrities who had an instant reaction to Kim Kardashian's oiled ass on the cover of Paper was Lorde. The wise young woman tweeted the photo of Kim and wrote, simply, "MOM." You may have thought Lorde was criticizing her for being a sexy mother. You were wrong.
In the Tumblr post, Lorde included this fan's reaction to her initial tweet:
So Ella, I'm a huge fan and all, but you call yourself a feminist and then judge Kim Kardashian for doing a naked photoshoot while being a mom? don't you think you're kind of being a hypocrite by doing so, as it is Kim K's decision to do whatever she wants with her body and present it however. maybe I got your post wrong, if so, I'm sorry, I'd just like you to explain it then :)
Lorde then broke it down for the people who assumed she was shading Kim:
omg haha ok so. time to explain this. i retweeted kim's amazing cover and wrote 'MOM', which among the youthz is a compliment; it basically jokingly means "adopt me/be my second mom/i think of you as a mother figure you are so epic" (obviously i love my own mama and she is the best tho) but straight after that i think someone else called out the cover saying kim has no right to look that sexy as she is a mother which is TOTAL trash – why should that stop her? if anything i think she gets even more beautiful and sexy all the time like a fineass wine, and of course has every right to showcase that – but i think our two comments got lumped in and also maybe reporters don't understand my breed of humour/worship. i am the biggest fan of jean-paul goude and of grace jones, as you know, and there's no way i could support one and not the other you know? it wouldn't make any sense to worship rih in her swarovski crystal gown at the CFDAs, or grace naked on the cover of island life (as shot by goude!), and not kim. to summarize – kim's cover was pure heaven. so so beautiful. i'm proud to say it'll be on my wall.
ps. i messaged our mutual friend straight away and made sure kim understood, and she does and all is well.
so i hope that's cleared up. next time i'll go for a good old fashioned "SLAY" instead.
Turns out, Lorde was just being Lorde, and teen speak is just confusing.
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