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Chloe Moretz: “Young women should not feel they need to post certain photos in order to gain likes”

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The backstory: A few weeks ago, Kim Kardashian decided to post a nude selfie on Instagram, a move which was highly criticised by many, including celebs. Among them: 19 year-old Chloe Moretz, who said:

“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.”

To which Kim replied:

“let’s all welcome @ChloeG​Moretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is. …”

Chloe further detailed her message in an interview with Glamour Magazine. On why she chose to speak up against Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie:

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… 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.

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  • polly

    Lol class vs trash. Kim is literally a 14yo who just grew boobs and can’t deal with her own hormones. She’s so bummed she’s not the sexy nor the cool one in the klan anymore. She could only get more pathetic if she admitted by accident how often she cries at night because she’s jealous of her younger sisters

    • Tara

      Haha so true. Her comeback wasn’t even witty. More like a grown 35 year old bullying a teenager. Chloe is absolutely right and anyone who refutes that is probably just trying to justify putting nudes up on social media themselves. But hey to each their own. It’s already too late anyway lol.

    • lc

      Lol exactly. She could not be more pathetic if she tried.

  • lilone

    it’s so weird that kim k, a mid 30 year old said that to a teenager. The teenager has more wisdom than the 30 year old here.

    • AlyssaMoh

      age doesnt matter if you are stupid. Kim was stupid at 19 and she’ll be stupid at 80. Chloe seems to have been born with a brain and is capable of critical thinking – i like her quote a lot!

    • Hannah

      Kim should feel ashamed that a 19-year old is more wise than she is.

  • erin

    Young women shouldn’t feel getting likes is important.

  • Demi

    “let’s all welcome @ChloeG​Moretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is. …” Haha yeah but we all know how everyone got to know you Kim…

    • lc

      Exactly.

  • lc

    Chloe is a smart girl. Kim is low class and will never be anything but it.

  • HB

    Good for her. I find her odd looking but she is talented- even as a kid in 30 Rock she was funny and believable.

  • a

    wow Kim’s comeback, sooo immature, I can’t believe she’d say that.. guess i overestimated her! Chloe is right about everything!! its awesome she spoke out about it.

    • YoungHearts

      Kim’s comment doesn’t even make sense (to me, at least).

      • 22franzs

        I didn’t really get it either. At first I thought it sounded like sarcasm? Or is she just saying that Chloe is not an A list celebrity? She is very well known, not that that matters…

        • YoungHearts

          Yeah that, and like, the second part of her statement doesn’t seem to logically follow from the first. Maybe it’s just me lol.

      • a

        I think she was trying to make fun of Chloe for not being as famous as she is.. which is pretty f-ing stupid haha. As if being more famous makes you better and Chloe’s opinion is invalidated because of it…lol. Shows what Kim’s values are!

        • lc

          It’s funny because Chloe is famous for being T-A-L-E-N-T-E-D, unlike Kim the untalented loser.

  • Neutra

    Saw her at Soho House in London the other week – teeny, as expected, with a gorgeous smile!

    • Jason Downs

      Most of these girls are tiny, I think small actresses are preferred because most male actors are so small framed/short.

      • angry_bird

        I agree about male actors being small/short. I notice it a lot. I don’t know why it’s like that though… I was even reading an article once about this (but it didn’t give any explanation about that)

      • Aaron

        I never knew that! That makes sense though now that you mention it – I think of Johnny Depp, Daniel Radcliffe and Elija Wood.

  • ayu

    Chloe is so likeable! You go, girl! Love her attitude.

  • Lili

    What if Kim conniving ass tried to get with Chloe to take so selfies, like a normal 35yo do, to prove its all in the past like she loves to do when she is beefing with anyone. But Chloe said no (in my imagination).I bet she tried, she’s so thirsty she would do anything.

  • Alicia

    Well, she is obviously right.

    Your looks are still the most important thing in Hollywood though. How else would you explain all those untalented skinny b*tches getting roles?
    So if she wants to teach people different goals than just that, she is obviously in the wrong industry.
    I know this. She should know this.

    Although she was a cutie for pointing it out (like I said, she didn’t say anything wrong). I keep wondering how much more followers she gained by this whole debacle.
    Everything in Hollywood is fake (I am exaggerating so don’t get butt hurt). And I think this was also one very good thought out comment.

    I am not saying there aren’t talented people in Hollywood btw. There are a lot! But I am thinking of women, ugly and unattractive, who made it. Like really made it. So don’t give me girls like Amy Schumer because they are still babies in this industry.

    I am still thinking.

    • Alicia

      And now that I am flowing. What is the purpose of a selfie exactly?

      Isn’t it to just show all your followers how “beautiful” you look? Even the #badhairday #nomakeup #andalltheothersh*t are to show how “good” you look. Right?

      How is this different than showing of your body?

      Maybe I am too young or too ignorant, but to me, both those types of pics can give teenagers a screwed up self image.

      And only show, again, how much looks matter. All those instagram famous people, got mostly famous because of their face or body or both.

      • a

        youre right they are the same thing and make the same problems. good reason not to participate

    • HFJ

      I think Tilda Swinton is a good example of someone not pretty with a great career, personally I wouldn’t use the word ugly but she definitely is not conventionally beautiful, she looks very alien-like somehow. In 2013 she starred in Only Lovers Left Alive with a man co-star 20 years younger than her.
      Helena Bonham Carter also comes to mind. I do agree they’re very few though, I can only think of two “ugly” actresses but could probably name a lot of “pretty” ones even if narrowed down to just the talented.

      • jenp83

        I’ve noticed over the years, if you see a “unique” looking actress all you have to do is look her up. Magically, she’ll be from a rich, prominent family. Tilda is talented, but how much help did she get from her status.

  • angry_bird

    Kim’s response was so immature. It shows she can’t take critique tactfully. I agree with Chloe! By the way, I think she’s very cute, except I don’t like clothes in the photoshoot

  • angry_bird

    Totally agree. She gets more pathetic and disgusting with each day. I just can’t point any positive trait about her

  • Lifeisgood20131234

    I was shocked that so many people agreed with Kim when this “debate” started. The whole Kardashian and Jenner clan disgusts me. They will do anything for attention.

    • Zoe

      To be honest, I think the people who agreed with Kim are most-likely shameless exhibitionists themselves. You know what they say about birds of a kind…

  • Xi Xi Topp

    Chloe dear, there’s nothing feminist about concern trolling grown ass women for posting nude selfies. It’s ok to just say “I didn’t have all the facts & I spoke too soon”…it happens to the best of us girl lol.

    • a

      which facts didn’t she have? i agree with her and lots of others do too so i dont see why she should have to make any apologies for her statement.

      • lc

        This ^^^

        Said “grown ass woman” should have kept it classy and mature, but obviously lacks the brain cells to do so.

  • OfCourseTheyreReal

    Moretz came for Kim Kardashian totally unprovoked with a patronizing remark for all to see. Kim uncharacteristically clapped back – something Moretz and the rest of us weren’t expecting. Moretz then played the victim.

    My guess is Moretz won’t be coming for Kim on Twitter again.

    • lc

      She probably will. Like that no-talent nitwit would keep her from speaking her mind? It didn’t the first time. More power to you, Chloe.

  • jenp83

    I think Chloe has some confidence issues. No doubt because of Hollywood and her dad is a successful Plastic Surgeon.