Kim Kardashian surprised fans when she took to Twitter on Tuesday and slammed Bette Midler, Chloe Grace Moretz and Piers Morgan for their comments about a nude snapshot she shared.
Kardashian’s harsh jabs had her followers wondering if her notoriously hot-headed husband Kanye West was speaking out on her behalf, but the reality star insists the venomous tweets were all from her.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 8, 2016
The revelation begs the question: Is West’s erratic and bizarre behavior is rubbing off on Kardashian?
Lindsey Carnett, PR expert, expects Kim and Kanye’s behavior and Twitter rants are something that the public has to get used to.
“We’ve heard the term misery loves company,” she said. “People who complain or rant are made for each other. Think of observing couples who have been married for years go on outings wearing the same color sweater with khaki pants. Be prepared to see Kimye evolve as they grow closer. These impulsive Twitter behaviors are just the beginning of what’s yet to come. They are a sociologist’s dream couple.”
And Kardashian’s new need to speak out didn’t end with her tweets.
The star also took to her blog to defend her selfies and even her sex tape from 2003.
“I don't do drugs, I hardly drink, I've never committed a crime—and yet I'm a bad role model for being proud of my body?” she wrote. “I lived through the embarrassment and fear, and decided to say who cares, do better, move on. I shouldn't have to constantly be on the defense, listing off my accomplishments just to prove that I am more than something that happened 13 years ago. Let's move on, already. I have.”
Ultimately, pop culture expert Cate Meighan doesn’t believe Kim’s Kanye-inspired behavior will help her in the long run.
“She wasn't exactly the favorite Kardashian sister before and being vicious isn't going to make her so either,” she explained. “While slut-shaming has become a huge issue, I just don't feel like it's the bottom line in this instance. I lean instead towards the idea that maybe after numerous naked selfies and magazine photo shoots it has just gotten a bit stale. Kim's wardrobe, hair and empire has evolved and so maybe people would like to see what she can do besides dropping her clothes in front of a bathroom mirror.”
The 35-year-old ended her blog post with a message similar to what Kardashian fans are used to hearing the family preach.
“It's 2016. The body-shaming and slut-shaming—it's like, enough is enough. I will not live my life dictated by the issues you have with my sexuality. You be you and let me be me.”