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Chloe Grace Moretz defends stance over Kardashian's naked selfie

Published 04/05/2016

Chloe Grace Moretz got into a Twitter fight with Kim Kardashian
Chloe Grace Moretz got into a Twitter fight with Kim Kardashian

Chloe Grace Moretz has fought back over accusations of prudish behaviour in her Twitter spat with Kim Kardashian over the reality star's naked selfie.

The 19-year-old actress tweeted Kardashian after she Instagrammed the shot, saying that it was important to teach girls "we have so much more to offer than just our bodies", to which the reality star bitterly replied: "Let's all welcome @ChloeG Moretz to Twitter, since no one knows who she is. ..."

Speaking to Glamour US, Moretz defended her original post, saying: "That picture wasn't linked to body confidence... It was done in a slightly voyeuristic light, which I felt was a little inappropriate for young women to see.

"It wasn't slut-shaming. It's not about body shaming."

She admitted to bursting into laughter at Kardashian's response.

"I don't have 45 million followers or a TV show that follows my life. But people know who I am. I pride myself on having opinions, and I don't express them in snarky ways toward people."

Talking about sharing her own bikini selfie, Moretz said: "I do it because it's a body-confidence thing... It wasn't me sexualising myself.

"When I posted it, I knew that there would be a lot of young women looking. So I made sure that it was tasteful.... I get called prudish.... I get called names for not showing myself off."

Moretz stars next as a young sorority girl in Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising alongside Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne.

The Carrie actress, who is rumoured to be dating Brooklyn Beckham, also opened up about her love life and the importance of keeping it out the public eye.

She explained: "It's no one's business. These moments are supposed to be so personal and special - you're building a foundation with someone or just having fun and going on a date.

"No one needs to know about that, and I hate to see that stuff broadcast on TV."

Moretz, who has four brothers, two of whom are gay, said she is the type of person to "start swinging" if someone offends her family - recalling homophobic insults thrown at her brothers on a recent family holiday.

The family were raised by her mother Teri alone after her father left when Moretz was 12, and she credits her brothers for stepping up to stop her becoming "jaded and ruined".

Speaking of her father, she said: "I don't think I will truly find a way to forgive; the things that he did are unforgivable.... My forgiveness is that I'm living my life."

Read the full story at Glamour.com or in the June issue of the US magazine.

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