Kim Kardashian: Sexy Selfie Was “Middle Finger To The World”

Selfies are the greatest revenge?

The infamous Instagram image that Kim Kardashian posted earlier this month was a rebuke to everyone that made fun of her weight gain during her pregnancy, the new mom revealed Wednesday on The Tonight Show.

“I was trying on a bathing suit, and I actually just sent that to my boyfriend, my fiancé, and I was like, ‘Babe, can I post this up? This is my big, like, middle finger to the world on everyone that called me fat,’ ” Kardashian, 33, said.

The criticism of her weight was excruciating, and she says “changed” her “as a person.”

“It really hurt my soul,” Kardashian shared, adding that she chose to stay out of the spotlight to avoid the criticism. “I was gaining weight because I was pregnant, and it was just really hard to read all these stories and hear all these nasty things … Why would I subject myself to so much negativity, especially now that I have a daughter? … I’ve definitely tried to live more of a private life because of that.”

Getting her body back after the June 15 birth of daughter North has been tough for the reality star.

“I’d say the greatest challenge of my life, to have gained 50 pounds, and actually I got on the scale today and it said that I am 50 pounds down so that made me like so excited,” she said.

On the topic of their wedding, Kardashian said she and Kanye West are “hoping for next summer” and will probably pick “somewhere destinational.” She added: “Maybe I’ll pick the place and then he can plan it.”

Stepdad Bruce Jenner will, “of course,” walk her down the aisle, and it sounds like she’ll take West’s name.

“I’m probably going to have Kardashian as my middle name and then West,” Kardashian said. “My daughter has the last name West, and we’re a family, so I want to definitely be West.”

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  • christine

    Oh, dear.

  • Anonymous

    With a rump like that, I wouldn’t exactly show THAT off. I guess she doesn’t realize that people of the people in this world (the smart ones) don’t give a rat’s @$$ what she or her low life family does.

  • Heather

    Good. For. Her.

  • jool

    That.. Butt…

  • Bink

    I’m sure North will cherish all of these pictures some day…

  • Jessica

    She’s disgusting.

    I definitely wouldn’t show that big butt to the world.

  • Jennifer

    Sometimes the best statement you can make is to not make any statement at all, KIM! It would have said more to the public had you just ignored negativity and focused on your daughter and life. But that gross picture! UGH. Really? I agree with what Bink said above…I’m sure that North will appreciate seeing that photo one day. 🙁

    • Isabel

      That family doesn’t know the meaning of subtlety.

  • Katherine

    I don’t quite understand how showing off your huge butt is giving the world the middle finger. It just proves what everyone has already stated.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares about Kim Kardashian?

  • SMH

    That photo truly isn’t anything to brag about. In fact, as a mother and a grown women, it’s tasteless!

    Kim has always been a “bigger” girl and so what she gained weight. She was pregnant. But ignore the haters and just let it go. If it bothers you then you have self esteem issues that you better work on before your daughter is old enough to see right through you!

    • christine

      That’s a good point… It’s not easy to be a young girl with a mother with serious self-esteem problems.

  • M

    “… Why would I subject myself to so much negativity, especially now that I have a daughter? … I’ve definitely tried to live more of a private life because of that.”

    Why indeed. She did just that by posting that swimsuit picture. Certainly not what I’d call living a private life.

    • Anonymous

      She’s on a talk show, seriously talking about her “private life”…….. Oh please!

  • Meliss

    I don’t understand calling Kim a “bigger” girl. She has curves and a small waist, which I think it great! When people talk about a womanly figure this is what I think they are talking about. HOWEVER, I have no desire to see anyone’s bare ass. I totally felt for her when people were saying nasty things while she was pregnant. Every woman should get a pass when they’re pregnant. But I agree with the poster who said sometimes the best statement is no statement at all. We can all see that you’ve lost the weight, girlfriend. It’s always sexier to leave something to the imagination. Good grief.

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