“It’s not so easy when your brand is linked to your own nudity” – Piers Morgan comes for Kim Kardashian Again

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A couple of hours ago Daily Mail’s Editor-at-Large Piers Morgan tweeted that he had something in store for Kim Kardashian (after she gave that epic clapback) and now his plans have been unveiled in the form of an article.

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The article is titled “You’ve still got a great body, Kim but if you’re really so successful, so secure and so rich why do you still feel the need to pose nude at 35?”

Read the 50-year-old British journalist and television personality’s article in part below.

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She’s a smart cookie who, like her rapper husband Kanye West, knows exactly how to set the world agog with apoplexy with a single tweet.

Of course, nudity has been a key part of her brand ever since she first burst into public consciousness via a leaked sex tape.

Since then, Kim’s ruthlessly exploited every crevice of her body in a way so spectacularly successful that it’s turned her into a multi-millionaire.

Until recently, I’ve had no problem with this. She works hard, has a keen eye for fashion and beauty lines, and has proven herself to be a skilled self-publicising marketer.

When she first broke the internet in 2014 by baring her champagne-dangling derriere for PAPER magazine, I defended her amid the inevitable ‘slut-shaming’ onslaught which instantly erupted.

I wrote then: ‘Kim doesn’t take drugs, get drunk, fall out of clubs, cheat on her man, or do any of the other insanely louche things that stars with far greater ‘talent’ often do. She’s good to her fans, and is by all accounts a good, loving daughter, sister, wife and now mom herself.’

My conclusion read: ‘Kim Kardashian-West’s laughing all the way to the bank. And all you lazy, snide, snobbish, patronising and hypocritical critics can go kiss her a*s – there’s plenty of room.’

But that was then.

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In one final act of Kimye defiance, she unleashed a second nude photo with the hashtag: ‘#liberated.

Hmmmm.

I’m not so sure any of this is very liberating.

In fact, I found it all a bit depressing.

Kim’s 35 now, and the mother of two very young children.

She still looks fantastic, and of course has every right to post as many naked pictures as she likes. It’s her body, her life.

But it’s hard to escape the creeping suspicion that this new frenzied and frankly rather desperate attempt to ‘break the internet’ is happening because other younger members of her family have been grabbing all the scantily-clad attention recently, notably half-sister 20-year-old Kendall ‘Instagram Queen’ Jenner.

Every supermodel, movie and pop sex symbol (with the exception of the increasingly grotesque and embarrassing Madonna) knows there comes a time when you have to hand the baton onto the next generation, however reluctantly.

Nobody is a better illustration of this than Cindy Crawford, who still commands huge attention as a model but has moved to a less-flesh business model with great style, dignity and commercial benefit.

It’s not so easy perhaps when your brand is so indelibly linked to your own nudity, but it’s essential if you don’t want to fall into the trap of becoming an ageing parody.

That moment of truth has arrived for Kim Kardashian.

As Chloë Grace Moretz so rightly said, does she really want young girls to think the only way to succeed in life is by flashing their naked flesh in tweets to the gawping, salivating world?

She can surely be a far more powerful role model to them, and indeed to her own daughter North, by now proving she can be just as successful in other less prurient ways?

The time has come for Kim to consider the unthinkable and actually start putting her clothes back on.

To check out his full article, click here.

What do you make of Piers Morgan’s article?

67 Comments on “It’s not so easy when your brand is linked to your own nudity” – Piers Morgan comes for Kim Kardashian Again
  • neeka March 8, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    mmmmmh…true dat…but who i am to say

    • Kadara March 8, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Truth is she’s Jealous the younger girls have taken her place, slowly but surely she’s starting to get relegated. It’s part of aging the likes of Madonna had to let it go and so will she. It’s her body and her life but she recks of low self esteem. She’s trying to hard to prove that she’s still sexy since that’s all her brand is about

      • Me March 8, 2016 at 8:10 pm

        I am no fan of Kim posting nude pics but on this occasion, Piers Morgan should have several seats!
        First off, when Kim posted her pics she didn’t tag his name on them so he ought not to feel compelled to respond to her pic however funny or stupid a joke he thought he was trying to make.

        Kim was well within her right to respond and now he’s writing an epistle rather than use his time
        Productively to insinuate that she ought not to respond?
        Oh please have several seats!

    • Cabrini March 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      All these talks won’t make get to Kim one bit. The truth is they’d just keep giving her publicity, making her even more famous and invariably making her bank account smile. Truth is…it’s her life! She can decide to have a photo shoot tomorrow unclad and if possible show you what her intestines look like…it’s her life. Kim is fame-hungry and will do anything to be in the spotlight even if it means hanging her boobs on her head!!!
      She love attention and will do anything to attract it.

      • Cabrini March 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm

        *******All these talks won’t get to…….

  • El Jefe March 8, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    One word: Succinct.

  • Timmy March 8, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Piers was absolutely right… Infact 10/10. Kim needs to stop all these stupidity… She is a mom of 2 kids..

  • Ada March 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Touché

  • zelda March 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    lol,but true

  • yess March 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Spot on

  • Mr. Egghead March 8, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Today is International Women’s Day and we are talking about Kim Kakes.

    How she achieved fame and wealth despite a lack of commercially viable talent is really worthy of commendation and, maybe, emulation

    Say what you like, that woman has a bombshell body and she is selling a woman’s most desired asset. I often wonder how she has kept has self relevant over the years, particularly with super-fit, nubile, flat-bellied, surgically-enhanced, barbie doll babes springing up everyday on IG,
    First time I saw her in real life was at the NYFW and I thought she was a sweet soul. Even though she had all the bodyguards, she was sweet in the way Americans are (before they stab you in the back)
    Then again, maybe I was just overwhelmed by the close-up view of near-slip cleavage.

    • Hawt Talk With Tosan March 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Kim is a “flat-bellied, surgically-enhanced” curvy chic dear

    • Osa March 9, 2016 at 1:19 am

      NOW WE KNOW YOU SEEN HER IN PERSON, SHUT THE F*** UP. #OPPORTUNIST

      THE Issue is not whether she is sweet. sweet my foot.
      the issue is how young girls who look up to her at impressionable ages would likely conclude that it is a very viable way to rise and be successful as a woman.

      NOW, HAS ANYONE THOUGHT HOW STUPID KIM K WOULD HAVE LOOKED IF NO PUBLIC FIGURE MADE A SINGLE COMMENT?
      ARE YOU TELLING ME KIM DIDN’T REALIZE SHE WOULD GET THIS MUCH BACKLASH, AND THEN PREPARED HER RESPONSES WELL IN ADVANCE OF UNSUSPECTING PEOPLE LIKE PIERS MORGAN? AS SOMEONE SAID, SHE IS FAST BEING RELEGATED, AND SIMPLY USED THIS TO RE-FUEL HER CAREER WHICH THRIVES ON NUDITY. IT WAS A TACTIC, AND SO MANY PEOPLE HELPED FUEL IT.

      SOONER OR LATER, SHE WILL HAVE TO LEAVE THE ‘STAGE’. HOPE SHE TAKES IT WELL. ONE OF THE MAJOR REASONS WHY PEOPLE LIKE MARILYN MONROE COMMITTED SUICIDE.

      YOUNGER STARS LIKE ELIZABETH TAYLOR AT THE TIME WERE BEGINNING TO GET BETTER ROLES AND MORE RECOGNITION.

    • Somtoo March 9, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      are u not dragging your girlfriend somewhere today? or shouting for food? u guys broken up?

  • Ruby March 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I think Piers Morgan needs to take a chill pill. She post her naked pic jejely, na u insult am first, she reply u and got an article. What right do you have dude? We chose our role models, a child wanting to be the next person to discover a new planet doesn’t have Kim or Kanye as their role model. So uncle stop this your plenty talks.

    • Sugar March 8, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Seriously???

      • Nahum March 8, 2016 at 7:19 pm

        Lmao @ “seriously?”

      • BOONDOCKS March 9, 2016 at 11:02 am

        Yeah Seriously!! if it pains you that much.,,,you can go do ur own sex tape. !!No wait a minute, no one is interested in seeing ur stretch mark laid out “crawcraw” butt!!

  • beauty March 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Jeez, it’s about time society started speaking the truth. This is the truth! If anybody thinks otherwise (Kanye, her sometimes delusional husband) then that means that the person is clearly delusional. Besides, why is that the good things that people embraced in the past ( like virginity, decent clothings and apparels, modesty and contentment) are now seen as dreaded. If you’re a virgin, you’re slacking and unattractive, if you dress decently, you don’t have money. if you’re content, you are seen as a slacker, because life is all about the money… I don’t get it, somebody help me out!

    • Hawt Talk With Tosan March 8, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Instagram happened that’s what

  • Lipglossmaffia March 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    He’s right. American schools are crazy, now her kids are going to be bullied. *sigh*
    Oh well…I just think she is being desperate.

    • Destiny March 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      Her kids won’t be bullied because they will be home-schooled. Only Internet people like you will.

    • Moyo March 8, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      I don’t think anyone will bully Kanye’s children because they will only have themselves to blame. The teachers likewise should take note that when Kanye West’s child in your class, you behave yourself o. Lol

  • Cindy March 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I agree with him. It’s her life but still……….
    Some of us are here fighting hard not to be objectified, then we have the Kim Kardashians of this world? We need to know where & when to draw the line between being liberated and overstepping. I won’t blink if I go to the beach and see men and women half naked, but I will most likely blink multiple times if I see the same set of people with the same clothing in a market place. There is a time and place for nudity and the internet is definitely not one.

    • Marc Francis of Chelsea March 8, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Then fight your fight. You are not Kim Kardashian. You have your principles and she has hers. Her nakedness does not take the clothes off your back.

  • anonymous March 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Nice points Piers….pls let her b, she is like dry fish that can’t be bent..

  • Tolu March 8, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Now I’m expecting Reuben Abatti’s version,so sure it’ll be more legendric.

    • I just waka come… March 9, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Did you mean ‘lethargic’ dear?

      • Dilish March 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm

        You see yaself??? oversabi!

  • Corrolla March 8, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Her body, her life. There are many women that are doing great things that young girls can look up to.

    We all just need to ignore her. The more we talk a bout her, the more she is laughing to the bank. Silence is the best response to people like Kim K. But we no go hear word, we keep giving that family the attention they want. Me sef, I have commented on an article about her and added to that attention.

  • OhWell March 8, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Piers please kindly give it a rest already. There are a lot of you guys over there displaying a form of nudity or the other, I mean you guys are all ready cool with trans and all manner of absurdity. You all say that is what makes you happy, complete and free. How about Piers you face your own craftsmanship and leave Kim to her nudity. Why are u bothered about her and how she tries to stay relevant. Face your work and stop giving her the attention you say she craves

    • St.Yves March 9, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Thank you @oh well. I think Pier Morgans should give it a rest. Americans are the most hypocritical people on earth. Here they are condemning nudity on someone’s personal page, yet they went all out to support LGBT and gay marriages, trans-sexuality, BDSM and other forms of sexual perversion that would give Sodom and Gomorrah a run for their money. Like someone said already, we choose our role models. I’m an investment Banker, I look up to the high flyers on Wall Street and our own Broad Street Lagos (lol). Kim K has no influence on where I want to be. So really, her nudity is for entertainment and nothing more and will not in anyway derail my career path or that of any well trained focused teenager.

  • Yve March 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I hate Piers most times… but I love him for this….

  • anonymous March 8, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Nice points Piers. Please let her be, she is like dry fish that can’t be bent.

  • Marc Francis of Chelsea March 8, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I feel so bad for women. You’re a child till you leave your father’s house in marriage. In marriage you cannot do anything that would make anyone think you are “unworthy.” You hit 40 and officially, you are too old to do anything remotely wild or sexual. It doesn’t matter what you achieve in this life, if as a woman you own your sexuality, you are a whore. If they see your breasts, you are worthless. How dare a woman who just gave birth a few months ago be so sexually brazen as to let the world see her fit, naked body?

    How many times do you see a man’s naked body and freak out like this? If a fit man takes off his top, the same women blasting Kim will be drooling. Piers Morgan wouldn’t even tilt his head. Bette Midler blatantly insulted her and she insulted back. But of course as an Oscar winner Kim should’ve cowered in fear and kept quiet. Oh Chloe is so young, why would Kim insult her? Because she’s young and not stupid.

    Who is Piers Morgan to tell Kim Kardashian what to do with her body? It’s amazing how when Kim stays quiet, everyone just laughs at her and calls her a slut. Now she’s spoken back and she’s a “bragging, taunting female version of her other half.” F- YOU PIERS MORGAN! You do not own her, her sexuality, or her mind. Life does not end at 29.

    • MIA March 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      On behalf of me, myself and I, I say thank you.
      Girls get mocked for liking high heels and lipstick. Girls get mocked for liking sport. Girls get mocked for covering their body. Girls get mocked for embracing their body. Girls get mocked for being stay-at-home mum. Girls get mocked for being a career woman. Please what are girls suppose to like? Oxygen? Water?

      • Mz_Danielz March 9, 2016 at 7:26 am

        Thank you, can they just allow women be, thank you. There’s nothing wrong with being sexual and if she goes nude, her body, her kids, her life.

    • Femi-nist March 8, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Well said. Dey shud free Kim abeg. She Kuku black out de naughtiest bits. Will it be the same shout if she wore no straps bikini?

    • Babym March 8, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      This is why it is good to put ur points in a logical sensible manner! I was completely agreeing with Piers Morgan till I read ur comment, u have managed to sway me, I totally get and accept ur take on the issue

  • kinda awkward March 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    True. Assuming her husband has nothing to do with. Kanye’s kinda sick you know.

  • Zee March 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I look forward to that day, Kanye will bear all ..like show his body plus penis..so that we can analyse it well.. Is it short or long.. Black or bleached. Until then, I can’t even taking this one seriously.

  • Chukwudera Michael March 8, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    *clears throat*

  • prince March 8, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    ROTFL. Lets wait and see what Kim’s media assistant would come out with since we all know that she can’t compose good English.
    She really need to start putting back her clothes on. What a nice way to send a message. Demonised Kardashian/Jenner family.
    They know nothing than been naked everywhere. talentless family

  • nonye March 8, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Chai! Which English Kim K wan take ansa dis one nau? I bet she is going come back with simple remarks like “thirsty”and “lame”. Oh well…

  • Mekus March 8, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Maybe this comment won’t be important for the majority of people here. Some of you will ignore it, most of you won’t even bother to read and it will go unnoticed along with other comments. Maybe I will be criticized for this but I just want to let you all know that I am selling potatoes.

    • jide March 8, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Sweet potatoes? Those are healthier I heard

  • MIA March 8, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    BN why did you swallow my comment??

  • j’suis belle March 8, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    it was about time,and the joke about the broke old man was great

  • Susan March 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Like I don’t even get the problem right now. What did Kim show in this particular picture that we haven’t seen of most female ceberities? It’s practically as if she’s wearing a really skimpy bikini and that’s it really. It’s quite different from the paper magazine spread to me. People show more skin in some bikinis nowadays

  • Realtalkundressed March 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    The fearful truth is that eventually Kim K will get old, shriveled and worn out, Would she continue releasing nudes then? What would her children think of their mom seeing her naked pictures and videos all over the past and future internet? Is it not better to take a detour now that the ovation is still loudest, Married, Kids, Husband and Successful? These are questions only Kim can answer but the truth hurts, nonetheless…

  • tito March 8, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    and who says life ends @29 or 35 are there not other women doing great things with their cloths on? you replied now as if you have the most sensible things to say only for you to be saying nonsense.
    Yes its her body , her life but its OUR society and if we feel there is something someone is doing that is affecting the moral decadency of the society we need to speak up.
    Kim can do better with or without her money because some of you will say she can do whatever she likes with it and humanitarian issues is not included.
    but she an internationally acclaimed figure whether anybody accepts or not. Young people do things because she does, so she can as well show them something worth learning and be a good role model @least for her children sake.

    • MIA March 8, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Well young people can look at other people not showing their nude pictures. If she stops they look for the new Kim. To each her own.

  • Udegbunam Chukwudi March 8, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Some people will just not step back and allow person to enjoy the view. They always have to form morally upright humans. Is it so difficult to look the other way? Na your pikins go dey “probably” traumatized in the future? It’s her body, it’s her sexuality and she’s owning and working it. Haba!

    Meanwhile if she’s insecure about Kylie and Kendall taking over, that feeling is very valid as a human being. Naomi Campbell didn’t sit back and allow Tyra come for her throne. She attacked all be it viciously.

    Please LEAVE KIM K ALONE! lol

  • Ann March 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Piers needs to worry about the fact that his wife was caught on Ashley Madison (a dating site particularly for cheating) and leave Kim alone. I don’t understand how men beg and beg to see a naked body but once you show it on your terms you’re a whore. Please, Kim isn’t hurting anybody. Let her make her money. You morally upright people should also carry your morals to the bank abeg. Leave Kim. She don’t know you. Her business is the media. Y’all are commenting on her articles, checking up on her activities and frequently keeping her relevant and making her smile all the way to the bank.

  • mrs chidukane March 8, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    A whole article because Kim did what other girls do everyday on IG? Piers Morgan face your work.

  • The real dee March 8, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    This is my own problem,: I did not go and google Kim K, I don’t follow her on social media, I was just sitting in my hoise watching TV with my husband and the next thing I see is a naked woman, stark naked woman with only the nipples and vagina area blurred.

    As a woman, I have battled with porn as a young girl and have overcome, my husband battled with masturbation and porn and overcome. I haven’t seen the stark naked picture of a woman in a very long time and in seconds we are slammed with one. I was so upset yesterday, i went to google, “why does Kim Kardashian like posting naked picture? “. When she was younger and without children, I attributed her lewd behavior to ‘adolescent tendencies’ but North and Saint are there and mummy is showing a picture of her stark naked body to the world and daddy doesn’t mind that men and women will wank to that picture.

    I just kept asking myself, what exactly is wrong with this woman called Kim Kardashian, you have enough fame and money, why post more nude pictures? You have children who will use the internet at some stage and their friends will say, ‘Your mummy’s breast is so big, I saw it on the internet yesterday’. Is it that you just don’t care that people objectify you and use your picture as the motivation for masturbation?

    And then my husband said, she’s just an agent of the devil seeking to promote lust in the heart of people, she knows what she’s doing. She’s a wife to someone who equates himself to a god, what do you expect? Well, maybe that explains it.

    • @the real dee March 8, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      So you just sitting in your house, minding your own business the photo just jumped at you?…if you don’t want to see anything Kardashian block em on your social media and you won’t see anything relating to them.
      PS your husband is probably wanking to her nude photo

      • The real dee March 8, 2016 at 11:07 pm

        Read my comment again and comprehend. And my dear, there are still some sane men out there. See you typing my husband is probably wanking to the nude picture, you think all men are like the ones you know or relate with, if you are a woman or you think all men are like you. Not all men are fascinated by naked pictures of women, they may battle with lust but they have self control.

        If you want to defend Kim K, please go ahead, it’s your opinion, get off mine. If you had read to the point of comprehension and had restrained your itchy finger from typing, you’d have seen where I typed, ‘watching the TV’ and that I don’t follow her on social media.

  • The real dee March 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Overlook the blunders. English activists,I can see the grammatical errors in my comment.

  • Uber bella March 8, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I really don’t understand how it’s Piers’s business what Kim decides to do with her body. We all know nudity and sex has been her selling point from day one , so what’s new again? It’s her life. They should let her be. She knows she has kids and is a wife , yet she went ahead to post that picture , so who are we to complain?

  • cos I say so March 8, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    all i want is kanye’s clapback…. ordered special popcorn for that event

  • mabel March 9, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Protesting too much. When men protest like this, they’ve been busy. Why won’t his wife cheat? When all she hears at night are deep moans with words like ‘chai Kim you will kill me’. Ashewo man. Always putting woman matter for head like gala. Woman wrapper.

  • Rukayat March 9, 2016 at 7:01 am

    people should just get a life and leave kim alone…..judgemental people….. Beyonce rihanna and nicki minaj getsnaked all d time in d name of music videos….. she is this she is that yet she has millions of followers ….some people re just retarded…i know couple of pips that beef her and yet follow her on social media ….obsessed with the KUWTK show….thats madness to me not nudity?????

  • aries March 9, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Okay, i love kim and the kardashians but i stand with piers… beautiful sexy, lovely woman, great entrepreneur kim is, no doubt but enough with the nudes…. like Bette Midlers says, swallow the camera… that part of the body, we are yet to see…. at least we need something new.

  • Hawtspot March 9, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Hahahahaha….coming from Piers…I trust his pens. Kim its time to be more responsible and step-up, I think you are becoming more trashy by the day…cant tell if it is a Kanye effect. Anyway, my world is not moved by Kimye revolution.

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