When Kim Kardashian posted her censored nude selfie back in March, the photo caused a media frenzy. Chloë Grace Moretz was not pleased with Kardashian’s actions, tweeting, “I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies.” Kardashian later shut that argument down with her International Women’s Day essay. Meanwhile, Modern Family star Ariel Winter came to Kardashian’s defense, pointing out the gross double standard in which society shames women for posting nude photos while practically praising men for doing the same.
It has been two months since the debacle, but Moretz continues to comment on Kardashian and her now infamous selfie. In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, she explained her take on the whole ordeal (and cited jetlag as the reason behind her anger?).
Now, Winter is defending Kardashian once again in the form of a short, concise Instagram post. Though Winter doesn’t directly call out Moretz, she does refer to “a certain interview”—likely a nod to Moretz’s Glamour chat.
In what seems to be a direct response to Moretz’s statement that Kardashian’s photo “wasn’t linked to body confidence,” Winter contends: “What matters is the message you are putting out there is true to what YOU believe in – not what anyone else says about YOU.” Furthermore, she adds, “No picture is the exception to someone else’s rule.”
Winter ends her post with a powerful reminder for Kardashian, Moretz and all of us: “Live life on your own terms.” Agreed!