Another day, another look from Kim Kardashian that leaves nothing to the imagination.
Kardashian has never held back, well, anything, and her latest Instagram post is no exception. It shows her wearing what appears to be a plastic dress, with a pair of cream-colored underpants and no bra. Kardashian strategically covered the dress with a jacket that keeps her nipples out of view, at least in the photo.
Kardashian’s fans are clearly into the look, too — less than 24 hours after it was posted, the photo has brought in more than 1,700,000 likes. Some fans commented things like “Flawless” and “beautiful” to show their appreciation for the see-through outfit. Others were concerned about how the plastic dress and jacket would fare in the weather. One person wrote that it was “too hot in LA” to wear the outfit.
Cynical fans, though, might say that Kardashian’s photo came at a perfectly-timed moment. Her husband, Kanye West, just released his new album, Ye. The release comes after plenty of controversial statements from the rapper, including his support for President Trump and his comment that slavery “sounds like a choice.” The new Instagram post also comes after Kardashian’s own meeting with President Trump about prison reform.
It’s possible that the timing behind Kardashian’s latest Instagram photo is a coincidence. It’s not the first time that she’s shared a nearly-nude photo, and it probably won’t be the last. It’s also possible, though, that she chose to release the photo now, to distract people from her husband’s recent statements. Kardashian posted about Ye on her Instagram story — maybe mentioning the album and sharing the photo were her way trying to keep the focus on Kanye’s music, rather than on his political beliefs.
If that’s her plan, it might be working. A quick scroll through the comments on Kardashian’s Instagram photo shows plenty of comments along the lines of “What on earth is that dress?” — and hardly any of the comments appear to mention Kanye.
This wouldn’t be the first time Kardashian’s been criticized for seemingly using her body to distract people from her husband’s antics. Back in April, Kardashian shared a topless photo showing off her hourglass figure. The Instagram post was ostensibly to promote her new KKW fragrance, which features a bottle shaped like her body. But some fans and media outlets, including BET, accused Kardashian of posting the photos to deflect attention from her husband’s controversial views.
Obviously, Kardashian is in charge of her own body, and she can post whatever photos, and wear whatever see-through outfits, she wants. And she’s certainly no stranger to posing nude — after all, her mom, Kris Jenner, encouraged her during her Playboy photo shoot, using the now-iconic catchphrase, “Kim, you’re doing amazing, sweetie.” But after everything Kardashian’s husband has done and said in the last few months, it’s not too surprising that some people might see another motive in her recent posts. And since Kardashian didn’t add a caption to the Instagram photo, people will probably keep speculating about it and commenting on it — all while Kanye’s album tops the iTunes charts.