Has Chloë Grace Moretz learned her lesson?
Commenting on other people's photos can be a treacherous endeavor, most especially when that person is Kim Kardashian. After the reality TV star posted a nude selfie last week, Moretz, along with other famous types like Pink and Bette Midler, felt the need to criticize Kardashian publicly for setting a bad example for her followers.
Kardashian clapped back with a series of tweets annihilating her haters, including Moretz, sparking a conversation on slut-shaming and social media. Now it's Moretz's turn to set the record straight and tell her side of the story.
"All I'll say is that I think a lot of things can be misconstrued in a lot of ways," she told Elle magazine about her "feud" with Kardashian. "And I think if people open their minds more, and they try to look deeper into something than just something that is a very big, hot, fiery button to hide behind ... I think if people looked into something bigger that I was trying to speak upon, they wouldn't be so easy to fire back silly, miscellaneous things."
Moretz maintained that she was not "slut-shaming," but commenting on what Kardashian uses to promote on her celebrity platform. That's why she sees a difference between her Nylon cover, which Kardashian referenced in her response to Moretz, and a nude selfie on social media.
I think that's also a lot more based on artwork, so that's a little bit of a different conversation. We're kind of creating and collaborating and making something that is artwork and is special and is different. Yeah, it's representing myself, but it's also not representing myself, because it's a character piece ... On social media, like on Instagram and stuff that I post, and the way that I view myself, and portray myself on there, that's definitely a much more personalized take. I'm not collaborating with people to make that, it's my own social media platform in which I'm -- it's not a character, it's just me.
This philosophy informs the types of roles Moretz gravitates toward as an actress, preferring to support films that don't sexualize female characters in a disempowering way.
"It's not even roles where females are sexualized, it's where they're overtly sexualized in a masculine, stereotypical [context]," she revealed. "It's more that I can't stand [female] characters that are not empowered in a certain way, or at least don't come to a conclusion at the end of the movie where they find empowerment in themselves. So, for me, it's just about making choices [so that] I can have a young woman look at the movie and not be negatively influenced."
If Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian can overcome their differences, certainly there's hope for Moretz. Tea, anyone?
Head over to Elle to read more from Chloë Grace Moretz.