On Monday, Sharon Osbourne gave an interview to The Talk where she backtracked a little on incendiary comments she’d made about Kim Kardashian’s body and brand of feminist politics (or lack thereof) the previous week to the Telegraph.
Osbourne claimed that she was misquoted, then referenced her comment about Kim not being a real feminist, which Kardashian rebuked by spitting back “I never said I was a feminist.”
“It got misquoted when it came out—my response,” said Osbourne, “and then Kim came back and said ‘I never said I was a feminist.’”
As for the rest of what she told the Telegraph, including that Kim Kardashian is a “ho,” Osbourne didn’t apologize, but she did cast a more flattering light on her previous comments. “[The interviewer] asked my opinion and I gave it,” Osbourne said. “It wasn’t rude. She poses nude, she’s very sexual in her clothes, and even her everyday clothes, it’s very sexual. Whatever she does, it’s showing her body, which shows she’s a strong, grounded woman and she’s not ashamed of her body.”
The initial quote that got Osbourne in trouble and precipitated this nude Kim Kardashian selfie, goes as follows:
“Kim says she’s doing everything in the name of feminism, but that’s not feminism! Those girls live off their bodies, half of L.A. has been through them and everything they do from the sex tape to the plastic see-through dresses and the gym wear is about sex, not female progress. And listen: God bless them. If Kim wants to show off her body, fine. But that’s not feminism, that’s being a ho. And there’s nothing wrong with being a ho, but always remember what you are.”
So long as Sharon Osbourne stops talking about Kim’s body and wardrobe in interviews, the matter would seem settled.
Moving right along, here’s an outfit that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’s son wore. Rare to see such a bold, independent style in a nine-month-old.
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