Chloe Grace Moretz just clarified the intention behind that infamous tweet to Kim Kardashian
Glamour just gave us a first glimpse of their June issue, which features Chloe Grace Moretz on the cover. There’s also an in-depth interview with Moretz inside, which touches on all sorts of subjects, including her work as an actress, family, feminism and yes, even her recent Twitter feud with Kim Kardashian.
In case you need a refresher, Moretz and Kardashian exchanged some pretty heated words online in the wake of Kim posting her infamous naked bathroom selfie in March. After Kardashian shared the photo, the internet basically exploded. Moretz was one of the first celebs to comment on the picture, and when she did, she expressed concern that it was setting a bad example to young girls.
Kardashian was quick to respond with a sarcastic tweet implying that no one even knows who Moretz is:
At the time, there was a pretty big backlash against Moretz’s comments, but she was quick to defend herself.
In her interview with Glamour, Moretz speaks openly about the whole ordeal and why she responded to Kim’s post the way she did. “I had just gotten off a plane from South Korea, I was incredibly jet-lagged, and I couldn’t take one more thing. I saw that photo, and I had to say something,” she says. “That picture wasn’t linked to body confidence. It wasn’t a #BodyConfidence or #LoveWhoYouAre. It was done in a slightly voyeuristic light, which I felt was a little inappropriate for young women to see.”
She goes on to explain, “I would hate for young women to feel they need to post certain photos in order to gain likes, retweets, favorites, and male attention…I wasn’t slut shaming. It’s not about body shaming.”
And what about Moretz’s response to Kim Kardashian’s follow-up essay? Speaking to Glamour, Moretz says, “I think that was interesting. I wish that it had come out earlier. It was a great message; it was just a little late.”
If you disagree with Moretz, that’s okay. She’s used to it. In fact, she says she often gets bullied and called names for being “prudish” and not showing off her body. (Can we just say UGH that is just horrible on so many levels?) No matter what you think of her response to Kardashian’s selfie, Moretz deserves props for speaking her mind and standing up for what she believes in.
You can read Glamour‘s full interview with Moretz here.