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On March 7, Kim Kardashian posted a nude selfie that prompted criticism, praise and analysis from just about anyone with an internet connection. Among the many Kim K detractors was the actress Chloë Grace Moretz, who subtweeted the reality-TV star with a harsh reprimand.

In an interview with Elle, Moretz explains why she felt it necessary to burn Kardashian on Twitter, and tries to clear the air in the harsh social media spat. 

When asked about whether or not she was guilty of "slut-shaming" Kardashian, Moretz said: 

"All I'll say is that I think a lot of things can be misconstrued in a lot of ways. And I think if people open their minds more, and they try to look deeper into something than just something that is a very big, hot, fiery button to hide behind...I think if people looked into something bigger that I was trying to speak upon, they wouldn't be so easy to fire back silly, miscellaneous things."

Moretz also implored young women to be honest with themselves, and not to let social media taint true character:

"Depict yourself adequately as what you want to be seen as. Don't front, don't put something out there that you feel isn't realistic and doesn't portray who you are. Just be yourself, be you, and don't be afraid to speak your mind."