Topless “Activism”

To quote Lily Allen, “I’ll take my clothes off and it will be shameless ’cause everyone knows that’s how you get famous.” Indeed, this still remains the most effective way for a woman to get attention in this life. No one wants to know a woman’s thoughts, after all, they want to know her body. The latest case in point is Keira Knightley, who posed topless for Interview Magazine “as a statement” about body image.

Nude for nebulous reasons
Nude for nebulous reasons
And yes, nudity that makes a statement is the modern way to get away with taking one’s clothes off. By doing it under the guise of activism, the intention is to come across as somehow more dignified, but the fact of the matter is, being naked on the cover of a magazine makes you seem like a self-involved whore. Sure, if I had the waif-like body of Keira Knightley, maybe I’d want to be showing my shit off too, however, I would not pretend that it was for some bull shit feminist cause.
Looking smug for her Interview shoot
Looking smug for her Interview shoot
Knightley was prompted to pose nude for the magazine after being famously enlarged for the King Arthur movie poster. And yet, that was all of ten years ago in 2004, so why bother dredging it up now as a reason to show one’s un-retouched tits? I’ll tell you why, because everyone’s looking for a reason to take their top off. With Demi Moore, it was pregnancy, with Madonna it was to pay the bills. What lies at the heart of the matter, though, is that women are inherent exhibitionists, especially when they have the means to look decent in the buff.

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