While Emily Ratajkowski's heart may have been in the right place when she posted a topless photo of herself and Kim Kardashian to Instagram, her intended message doesn't seem to have landed the way she wanted with all social media users.
In the photo in question, Kardashian and Ratajkowski are posing for a mirror selfie with their bare breasts censored as they flip the camera the bird.
"We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn't mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality. #liberated @kimkardashian," Ratajkowski captioned the photo.
Kardashian posted the same pic to her account with the caption, "When we're like... we both have nothing to wear LOL @emrata," which echoes the words she wrote captioning a separate nude photo she previously posted.
Ratajkowski also hopped over to Twitter to clarify her feminist message behind the semi-nude picture.
"However sexual our bodies may be, we need to hve [sic] the freedom as women to choose whn [sic] & how we express our sexuality," she tweeted.
Even if being sexualized by society's gaze is demeaning, there must be a space where women can still be sexual when they choose to be.— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 30, 2016
"Why demonize female sexuality if only to keep us in the dark about the power and beauty of our bodies?" @guerrillafem— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) March 30, 2016
Though Ratajkowski voiced that she was trying to speak a message of equality through her posted image, a lot of the reactions to the picture were anything but feminist. The comments range from offended to raunchy — and even just plain mean.
"When women confuse 'liberation' or 'empowerment' with attention-seeking," "Y'all are so gross what if north [sic] was on your phone and she showed it to Kanye or someone that's in your family that's a shame @emrata @kimkardashian," "If ur [sic] going to show us all... do it for real... don't be fake. We're all waiting," "We all know what happened after they took the pic" and "Kim sucks" are a sampling of the comments on Ratajkowski's page.
Kardashian's previous attempt at posting a nude photo in the name of liberation was also met with some backlash from fellow celebs. A nude photo she posted in early March elicited negative feedback from a host of stars, including Bette Midler, Piers Morgan, Pink and Chloë Grace Moretz.
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