Piers Morgan slams Kim Kardashian for topless photos, says she's 'setting feminism back years'
Another day, another blistering rant against Kim Kardashian by Piers Morgan. (Glad to see he's concerned about the real issues.) The Good Morning Britain co-host has an ongoing feud with the reality TV star, even though she sent him a bottle of perfume for Valentine's Day. (I guess "BAE" wasn't his scent.)
Recently Kim stirred up attention by posting some extremely provocative photos (even for her). One not-safe-for-work picture featured her topless, with the bare minimum of blurring. Another topless pic was snapped by her four-year-old daughter, North. This sparked a backlash, as some people thought it was inappropriate to include her child in such salacious content. Others thought the outrage was an overreaction. It's Kim's body; she can do what she wants with it.
In an interview with Closer magazine, Piers ripped into Kim for her sexy selfies: "I think it's pathetic. If I was in a room with Kim now, I'd say, 'Put it all away, you're a mum to three kids - it's embarrassing.' 'Imagine being a mum and thinking, "Ooh I must show my breasts and flash my bottom on social media. So embarrassing - have some social decorum!"
And nothing says 'social decorum' like going on apoplectic rants about female sexuality. Apparently, once women have children, they should stay bundled up, and never express their sexuality ever again. Granted, Kim's risque photos aren't for everyone's taste, and perhaps North shouldn't play photographer, but this puritanical tirade is a bit rich coming from the dude who boorishly claimed Kendall Jenner is the only attractive member of the Kardashian family.
In the past, Piers has criticized not just Kim, but other female celebrities, such as 26-year-old model Emily Ratajkowski. To his view, women doing what they want with their bodies, such as sexy photoshoots, cannot possibly co-exist with a feminist viewpoint.
"It's bulls--t,"" said the 52-year-old journalist. "It's setting feminism back years - feminism is about gender equality and women's rights and there is nothing empowering about flashing your boobs. They're hijacking the feminist movement and wrecking it for everyone. Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragettes did not risk their lives so that Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski could get their tits out."
You heard him, ladies - be more feminist, and do what this man tells you to do! (I'm sure the Suffragettes would have loved Piers Morgan.)
Apparently, Piers has had feminism on his mind a lot lately. Last week he sat down to interview President Donald Trump (and attempt to break the world record for most softballs lobbed in forty minutes).
As you know, Trump was caught on tape bragging about "grabbing women by the p---sy" because "when you're a star, you can do anything." More than 20 women have accused him of sexual misconduct, ranging from assault to harassment to unwanted groping. When Piers asked if he was a feminist, the president said no. (There's a huge shocker.) "I wouldn't say I'm a feminist," said Trump. "I'm for women. I'm for men. I'm for everyone."
Well, it's too bad Piers didn't correct the president, because that's essentially the definition of feminism: for men and women have equal rights and equal opportunities. It has nothing to do with posting sexy photos on the Gram. Maybe Kim should send him another bottle of perfume.