March 9, 2016


Amber Rose Challenges Pink on Body Positivity Post

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Amber Rose has taken issue with Pink’s International Women’s Day post on Twitter, challenging the pop star’s position on female body positivity.

On Tuesday (Mar. 8), Pink posted on Twitter, “Shout out to all of the women, across the world, using their brains, their strength, their work ethic, their talent, their ‘magic’ that they were born with, that only they possess. It may not ever bring you as much ‘attention’ or bank notes as using your body, your sex, your tits and assess, but women like you don’t need that kind of ‘attention’.”

The subtext of that statement might be the social media controversy caused by Kim Kardashian’s latest nude selfie post, which caused some, like Chloe Grace Moretz, to criticize Kardashian’s self-presentation. Kardashian has defended the post, and Amber Rose, a new ally of Kardashian's, defended female adults who want to display their bodies.

“Damn Pink we were all born naked society sexualizes our breast and bodies,” Rose posted on Instagram on Wednesday morning (Mar. 9). “If a grown mother of 2 is comfortable with her body and wants to show it off that's none of ur business or anyone else's. Now, if u wanna talk to kids and be a mentor to young teens, tell them to go to school and to not use their bodies to get ahead?! I'm all for it! But please as a grown woman let another grown woman live as she wishes. That's our problem!”

Rose continued, “We're so quick to down each other instead of uplifting! Pink, We've seen u damn near naked swinging from a rope( Beautifully) but what's the difference between a rope, a pole and a pic on Instagram? Classism. Because u sing while ur half naked does that make it ‘Classy’ or is it because u have a ‘talent’? I'm not dissing at all Pink just curious after u said ‘You'll never have to make a silly excuse for yourself’.”

Rose is referencing Pink’s penchant for performing acrobatics during her arena shows, often with scantily clad attire. Pink has yet to respond to Rose’s criticism.