It looks like you can add Kim Kardashian to the list of female celebrities who refuse to label themselves a feminist.
The reality TV star made the revelation while speaking at the BlogHer conference for female bloggers on Friday in Los Angeles, claiming she’s “not the ‘free the nipple’-type of girl,” the Telegraph reports.
Although she has previously spoken out about female empowerment, Kim K explained at the conference why she’s reluctant to call herself a feminist.
I don’t think that I am. I don’t like labels. I just think I do what makes me happy and I want women to be confident and I’m so supportive of women. I love nothing more than when all my friends – and I love to support other women. But I’m not the free-the-nipple type girl. Just, like, no hate. That’s my thing.
So, basically feminism then?
BlogHer co-founder Elisa Camahort followed that up by asking the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star why she likes to post nude pictures of herself on social media.
When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL pic.twitter.com/UlSLZb1fp1
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 7, 2016AdvertisementAdvertisement
Because I feel good about myself!I mean after you have a kid, now if you have two kids, there is a feeling that – I mean I lost 70 pounds!Advertisement
You know waking up at six in the morning, feeding one baby, running to go workout for an hour, coming back, feeding another baby – my husband. And then coming back and then my daughter wakes up, having to feed her. You know it’s like I have three people that I have to take care of.
The 35-year-old also defended her fame and noted that people often underestimate her and how hard she actually works.
When someone underestimates me, I love to get to know them and have them have one conversation with me to just understand. I mean, easiest question to ask is ‘what does she do? What is your talent?’
For anyone to really assume that it’s not a full-time job to have to sit and create things and come up with every single blog post and I do three a day.
Given Kim’s obvious support for equality and female empowerment, it’s a shame she feels the need to distance herself from the term ‘feminism’, but each to their own, I guess.