Oscar winner Helen Mirren isn’t a big fan of reality television — but she is a big fan of Kim Kardashian’s butt.
In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph‘s Stella magazine, Mirren showered praise on Kardashian for her body-positive stance.
“I’m not into the Kardashians, it’s a phenomenon I just don’t find interesting, but — and this is the big word, B-U-T-T — it’s wonderful that you’re allowed to have a butt nowadays,” Mirren said.
“Thanks to Madame Kardashian, and before her, J-Lo. We’re also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. It’s very positive.”
The legendary actress said she supports “shameless” women.
“When I was growing up, it was thought to be unbelievably sluttish to even have a bra strap showing,” she explained. “Everything was about women conforming. I love shameless women. Shameless and proud!
“Women were controlled by being shamed, so I love women who have claimed their own bodies: Madonna, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Bonnie Raitt. I love Pussy Riot more than anything else in the world. They all raise their middle fingers to this epithet of ‘slut’. They wear what they want to wear, behave as they want to behave.”
“I truly was baffled when people still cared,” she said. “They have seen me naked 500 times. The censor bar literally was probably more covered than a bikini. I could not grasp how people were so outraged.
“My personality has never been, ‘I’m such a feminist and follow me and be naked!’ If you are conservative and that’s how you are comfortable, more power to you. I respect you. You don’t have to look at what I do.”
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