Helen Mirren Praises Kim Kardashian for Being Positively 'Shameless'

helen mirren praises Kim Kardashian A certain curvy reality star has found an unlikely champion in this dame. Helen Mirren praised Kim Kardashian for being willing to share her ample assets and change the definition of sexy. Bet you didn't see that coming!

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The Academy Award–winning actress, who rocked a temporary purple tattoo in honor of Prince following the artist's death, told the Telegraph that while she might not adore Kimmy, she does admire her bold ways:

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.  

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Nice to see that J-Lo gets a shout-out too, especially considering she's the original derriere diva. Mirren went on to say that she's glad women are allowed to have thighs now too. She continued:

When I was growing up, it was thought to be unbelievably sluttish to even have a bra strap showing. Everything was about women conforming. I love shameless women. Shameless and proud!

You don't get much more shameless and proud than Kim and her countless underwear selfies.

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Mirren also listed Madonna, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, and Bonnie Raitt among her sheroes who have basically "raised their middle fingers to this epithet of 'slut.'"

Wow. Go, Helen! Who knew the 70-year-old, who began her career in the Royal Shakespeare Company and has been honored as a dame, was so well-versed in pop culture. And she has a point: Love or hate Kim, she's certainly not hiding those famous curves -- and she shouldn't be expected to.

 

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