Sharon Osbourne on calling Kim K a ho & not a feminist: ‘it got misquoted’

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This story is complicated so forgive me if I get confused about some of the details. Sharon Osbourne had an interview with The Telegraph, which is of course a very well respected source (it’s not The Sun), in which she dissed Kim Kardashian. Sharon stated, in part:

Kim says she’s doing everything in the name of feminism, but that’s not feminism! Those girls live off their bodies, half of L.A. has been through them and everything they do from the sex tape to the plastic see-through dresses and the gym wear is about sex, not female progress.”

[Via Us Weekly]

Kim responded in an E! interview to Sharon’s really f-king stupid, inaccurate assessment of her not by defending her right, as a feminist, to show her body as she pleases, but by saying she never said she posted nude photos because of feminism. This comes right after Kim’s Harper’s Bazaar Arabia interview in which she doubled-down on a whole asinine article she wrote last year claiming she’s not a feminist because she doesn’t like “labels.” That has nothing to do with feminism, it’s about basic rights for women, and I had to work very hard not to capitalize that entire sentence.

Here’s Kim’s latest deep thought on how she feels like a feminist but won’t call herself one.

But I feel I do a lot more than people that claim that they’re feminist. To clarify what I said before: I feel in my soul I’m a feminist. I just don’t need labels to make me feel or know what I am inside.

Ok whatever. Here’s what she told E! about Sharon calling her a ho and not a feminist.

“First of all, I think she said I said a quote about, ‘I post nude photos in the name of feminism.’ Never said that. So I think when people misquote you and then comment, it just sounds ridiculous. I post nude photos because I like how I look and I feel proud when I’ve lost all this baby weight and I post it because I feel like posting it and I feel powerful.

“But I’ve never been like the ‘free the nipple’ kind of girl so…if I post a photo, I post it because I like how I look. So she kind of misquoted me on that and I thought it just looked really, like stupid.”

[From E!]

She’s right that Sharon looked stupid and I like how she said that selfies make her feel powerful. She’s still an idiot about feminism.

In response to all this BS, Sharon claimed on that talkshow she still inexplicably works for, The Talk, that she was misquoted. BY THE TELEGRAPH. (See the caps came out after all.) Then she said, in a roundabout way, that you can’t be a feminist and pose naked.

“It’s so ridiculous how these things happen… I was doing this interview, and … (the reporter) said to me ‘have you heard that Kim Kardashian has come out as a feminist’ … and of course I commented,” Osbourne, 64, explained on The Talk’s Monday, September 11 episode. “She asked my opinion and I gave it. It wasn’t rude, it wasn’t … whatever (Kim) does, it’s showing her body. Which shows that she’s a strong grounded woman and she’s not ashamed of her body, she wants to show it, which is her business … people have been doing that since day one … it doesn’t make you a feminist.”

The British TV personality added: “It got misquoted, when it came out, my response, and Kim came back and said ‘I never said I was a feminist … you’re responding to something I never said.’”

[From US Magazine]

I sort-of get this explanation if Kim was misquoted during Sharon’s interview, which I doubt happened. Sharon explained it poorly however. Apparently basic logic skills fail both of them. Yes, posing naked does not make you a feminist. However you can be a feminist and also pose naked. See how that works? It’s not that difficult. However, as Kim noted she’s not a feminist and she’s never said she’s one or that she posts selfies because of feminism, she just said she feels like she’s a feminist inside. No wonder everyone is confused.

Oh and Sharon once posted a heavily photoshopped naked photo on Instagram last year and claimed Kim inspired her. Does Sharon identify as a feminist? I’m too burnt out on this to google date search it as this story will come up a million times first. Also, I don’t care at all.

Kim Kardashian’s face when someone tries to explain feminism to her:


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  1. JEM says:

    Why can’t anyone just stand by their statements instead of claiming they were misquoted? Most of the time they weren’t, and the journalists show the receipts.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Yeah she wasn’t misquoted- in her original comment she also added “That’s not feminism, that’s being a ho. And there’s nothing wrong with being a ho, but always remember what you are.” But then after getting well-deserved backlash for her misogynistic comments, she decided to backpedal with a lie (“I would never shame anyone for their sexuality!”) and the usual dumb “So you’re saying being a feminist= nudity and lots of sex???” strawman that ‘slut’-shamers/apologists always respond with when called on their misogyny. The real issue is usually not that they HONESTLY believe that anyone is saying “Real feminists are women who take their clothes off and sleep around.” It’s that they don’t like the fact that women/girls/feminists are telling them that people are no longer entitled to continue their ancestors’ trend of viewing and treating ‘unchaste women’ as less than, and holding them accountable for the ways that idea is harmful for ALL women and girls. They shudder at the thought of feminism and society as a whole treating ‘modestly dressed virgins’ and ‘naked whores’ equally. They want to have their cake and eat it too- paint themselves as “Woke” and Concerned4TheWymenz while still being free to hold on to and express violent, misogynistic prejudices without criticism.

  2. CTgirl says:

    Does anyone, ever, mistake a Kardashian for a feminist?????!!!!!

  3. Neelyo says:

    Sharon’s just happy to be quoted. Period. Anywhere there’s an open mike…

  4. BJ says:

    I believe Sharon she has no problem in calling a woman a Ho or a bitch.
    On the show,”The Talk she explained the interviewer said, “What do you think of Kim K calling herself a feminist?” and that was Sharon’s response.She always calls out the Kardashians on The Talk all the time.

  5. JA says:

    Pass so hard on both. Equally disgusting ppl for entirely different reasons.

  6. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Side eyeing them both.

    Also: abhor Kim’s nose job version 2.0. She went way too far.

  7. minx says:

    Can’t stomach either of them.

  8. Dan says:

    When will the Kardashians just go away? I’m tired of seeing them. They have no redeeming qualities. Kim doesn’t even look human at this point. She is a manufactured thing.

  9. Hunter says:

    KK looks like Cher in the black and white IG photo. It’s probably just the styling.

  10. Enough Already says:

    Comments like “they’re equally vile.” Trigger the hell out of me. Charlottesville is still too close in the rearview. If a singer, rapper or actor calls a woman a hoe or bitch celebitches pull out their cancellation slips but since this is a Kardashian post it’s only a minor eyeroll? Smdh.

  11. detritus says:

    So Kim still refuses the label. I think its because how can she appeal to men if they think she’s a ballbusting feminist? How gross.

    But Sharon. F*ck her right to hell and back. She’s a disgusting person, and the sheer ridiculousness of decrying someone as antifeminist while calling them a ho is boggling. That is not a word any feminist should be using about other women.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Exactly. My immediate reaction to Sharon’s comment about ‘hoes/ feminists’ and her dehumanizing attempt to drag up a woman’s immodesty and the number of people she thinks she’s slept with as proof that she’s not a feminist was “Adulteress, please.” Feminism and woman’s right to choose whether or not to do things with her body that are deemed ‘sexually immoral’ under patriarchy aren’t mutually exclusive. Many feminist issues go back to defending a woman’s right to be someone’s version of a ‘ho’ in some way. I don’t think she has much interaction with feminists in her life at all, because feminists certainly aren’t a monolith when it comes to personal choices about sex and clothing.