Emily Ratajkowski, Demi Lovato, and Rowan Blanchard Defend Kim Kardashian's Nude Selfie

"Everyone, men and women, should have the right to choose what they do with their bodies—and not be criticized."

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian unknowingly (or perhaps knowingly) kicked off a great women's rights debate on Twitter when she called out Bette Midler, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Piers Morgan for the shade they threw after she posted a nude selfie Monday. Her tweets inspired some actresses—who were already posting about gender equality in honor of International Women's Rights Day—to ask why any women should be shamed for posting a nude selfie of her own body.

Modern Family actress Ariel Winter was quick to point out that men are not shamed for posting their nude shots:

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Actress Abigail Breslin called out the gendered response:

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Emily Ratajkowski took offense at some outlets' speculation that Kanye West was tweeting from Kim's account during her "outburst":

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(Claims to which Kim replied that no, it was all her:)

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While Kim's friend Demi Lovato posted a simple image to break the issue down:

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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.