Kim Kardashian really might be, according to her husband, 鈥渢he most intriguing woman right now.鈥 She鈥檚 always on pop culture鈥檚聽radar, whether it鈥檚聽her hairstylist completely changing the way people think about shampoo聽or聽her controversial decision to take medication for the morning sickness her second pregnancy has been causing her. Simply, Kim KW isn鈥檛 going away and she鈥檚 making headlines聽this hour after posting聽a selfie-in-the-nude to address聽accusations that she is faking her pregnancy聽鈥 a rumor聽the reality star felt compelled to nip in the bud.


This morning, Kim posted this naked pregnancy selfie in an attempt to show that the聽gossip聽that she was faking her pregnancy were ungrounded. She wrote in the caption:

鈥淔irst, they say I鈥檓 too skinny so I have to be faking it. Now, they say I鈥檓 too big so I have to be faking it 鈥MH! Some days I鈥檓 photographed before I eat and look smaller, some days I鈥檝e just eaten and I look bigger. It鈥檚 all a part of the process. I think you all know me well enough to know I would document the process if I got a surrogate. Everyone鈥檚 body is different, every pregnancy is very different! I鈥檝e learned to love my body at every stage! I鈥檓 going to get even bigger and that鈥檚 beautiful too! I鈥檓 blessed to even be pregnant and even luckier to not have preeclampsia as far as I know, so I don鈥檛 have the swelling issue this time! They also say your body carries a boy different than a girl! Whatever the case may be I鈥檓 grateful to God for this miracle and no matter what rumors or comments you throw my way this time they truly don鈥檛 affect me! #NoFilter #NoPhotoShop #GoodLighting 鈥

Perhaps many聽feel that because Kim has invited cameras into her home and even released an entire book of selfies (including nudes), the public is entitled to dissect聽every inch of her life and her body. 1) That鈥檚 not true and 2) Kim is not an isolated case.


Blake Lively posted this pic on her Instagram yesterday with the caption: 鈥淣o, that鈥檚 not a baby in my belly鈥 it鈥檚 guacamole.鈥

While Blake鈥檚 picture was captioned in jest, it鈥檚 indicative of聽a deeper issue. Where does the need for disclaimers and the need聽to curb rumors before they can begin come from? It seems to be a聽knee-jerk response to the almost constant scrutiny聽that women鈥檚 bodies and,聽at times, their wombs endure.聽Female celebrities live in the聽limelight, and thus, the comments they receive about their bodies, their pregnancies and their choices are displayed on a very聽public forum.


Another case in point 鈥 after Hilaria Baldwin gave birth to her son Rafael, she also posted a picture to 鈥渃lear up鈥澛爐he 鈥減retty serious arguments鈥 some聽commenters were having on her page over whether or not she had a C-Section. Frankly, the birthing choice made between a woman and her doctor and/or midwife is聽no聽business of a faceless commenter. These posts shouldn鈥檛 have to exist.

Why should聽women (famous or not) have to prove, provide physical evidence or directly address questions regarding their bodies, their pregnancies and their birthing choices?

(P.S. The answer is they shouldn鈥檛. So leave them alone.)

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(Photos via @kimkardashian + @blakelively + @hilariabaldwin)