An expert said that when celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski post nude photos on social media it leaves a bad impression on young women.
Dr. Montana Miller, an associate professor at Bowling Green State University, has studied high school students for 20 years and she said that social media has “drastically changed” the way girls view themselves, Fox News reports. (RELATED: Kim Kardashian And Emily Ratajkowski Just Blew Instagram Away With This Topless Photo)
“It seems fairly obvious that the style of self-presentation is directly imitating that of celebrities such as the Kardashians — flaunting bodies and expressions in the most sexually provocative way possible,” Miller told Fox.
“It is extremely troubling that these girls find it more important to attract attention in this way, entirely fashioned for the pleasure of the male gaze, rather than expressing their true personalities, passions or achievements.” (RELATED: Emily Ratajkowski Just Went On An Epic Rant About Her Right To Be Topless)
In March, Kardashian and Ratajkowski posted a topless photo together after Kardashian was heavily criticized for posting nude photos of herself. (RELATED: Kim Kardashian Posts Completely Nude Photo Online)
Ratajkowski — a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model — said she was simply “expressing her sexuality.”
“We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn’t mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality,” Ratajkowski said. (RELATED: Pink Just Blew Kim Kardashian Away With This Sobering Message)