WELL. That took absolutely no time at all. 

Yesterday, a 10-metre high mural of Kim Kardashian‘s now iconic nude selfie cropped up in Melbourne, and we all lost our fucking minds.

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It was painted by all-round rad dude + social media activist Mark Walls a.k.a. Lushsux, who told PEDESTRIAN.TV yesterday:

“I instantly had the need to paint it when I saw it on her Instagram, in public, on a three story high building. Maybe I’m as much of an attention seeker as she is?”

The story went bonkers and was picked up by a bunch of media outlets yesterday, including yours truly.

Yet this morning, we woke up to some absolute slut-shaming fuckery.

This is where we’ve ended up. Here: 

Victor from Colour Squad – the Cremorne-located printing business that lent the side of their building to Wall’s work – told P.TV he’s “disappointed” with what happened.

Wall himself told us it was, unfortunately, inevitable. “[I’m] pretty bummed, but it was a given considering the subject matter,” he said.

Maybe it’s out fault. We shouldn’t be surprised. Kimmy K’s original selfie kick-started a seemingly never-ending cycle of slut-shaming, body-shaming, and hand-ringing that Kim was putting feminism back a bajillion or so years to a mythical time when women enjoyed supposedly ‘equal’ rights, but were not allowed to express their own sexuality. When was that again? 

The backlash also prompted Kim to pen a powerful as hell essay about slut-shaming and owning your own sexuality, which was not dissimilar to one Emily Ratajkowski wrote a while back for Lenny.
But because Kim’s past includes a sex tape, her critics somehow excuse themselves for slut-shaming the living hell out of her. She ‘deserves’ it. 
As Walls himself wrote on Instagram: “This is why we can’t have nice things.”
Photo: Mark Walls / Lucinda Price / PEDESTRIAN.TV.