Helen Mirren is no stranger to loving your body and shamelessly showing it off. And while she may have retired her naked nipples, she’s apparently still here for people who decide to proudly put their bodies out there. One of which is naked selfie enthusiast Kim Kardashian.
Dame Helen recently spoke to The Telegraph (via E! News) about being a sex symbol. Eventually she started talking about “shameless women” – ie. women who stopped giving a fuck about what other people think of them – and she gave a slow, dignified British clap to America’s most alive-looking mannequin. Or at least a slow clap for her ass. While most people scream “PUT IT AWAY!” every time they see a half-naked Kim, Helen is happy that she keeps putting her partially-deflated yoga ball butt out there, because it’s making people feel good about their not-small asses.
“I’m not into the Kardashians, it’s a phenomenon I just don’t find interesting, but – and this is the big word: B-U-T-T – it’s wonderful that you’re allowed to have a butt nowadays. Thanks to Madame Kardashian, and before her, J-Lo. We’re also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. It’s very positive.”
Helen also gave a thumbs up to other “shameless and proud” celebs like Madonna, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, and Bonnie Raitt.
No matter what you think of Kim and the rest of the Kardashians, Helen is right about them promoting positive body image. Before the Kardashians, butts only came in two sizes: big and small. Then the Kardashians kame along and changed that. Now we have a variety of popular butt options at our disposal: big, giant, huge, massive, and small planet-sized. And you can get them all in four-to-six visits to a plastic surgeon. Thank you, Kim Kardashian!
Here’s more of Helen from her shoot for The Telegraph, as well as some pictures of her looking like your church’s sexiest Sunday School teacher at a MoMA event last week.