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Sharon Osbourne backtracks after branding Kim Kardashian a ‘ho’

Mrs. O had criticised Kim's iconic nude selfies

Sharon Osbourne definitely isn’t afraid to speak her mind. The fiery X Factor judge has previously hit the headlines for slagging off everyone from Justin Bieber to Kylie Jenner, and who could forget that feud with former co-star Dannii Minogue? But after slamming Kim Kardashian for posting revealing selfies online, she seems to be backtracking on her controversial comments.

Mrs. O took it a step too far last week with slut-shaming remarks about the reality star after Kim’s recent comments about feminism. “If Kim wants to show off her body, fine. But that’s not feminism, that’s being a ho,” she told The Telegraph. “And there’s nothing wrong with being a ho, but always remember that’s what you are.”

Not cool, Sharon.

In an appearance on US chat show The Talk, Sharon insisted she wasn’t being rude and claimed she was misquoted.

“It’s so ridiculous how these things happen…I was doing this interview, and [the reporter] said to me, ‘Have you heard that Kim Kardashian has come out as a feminist?’ and of course I commented,” she explained.

“It wasn’t rude. Whatever [Kim] does, it’s showing her body. Which shows that she’s a strong grounded woman and she’s not ashamed of her body, she wants to show it, which is her business. People have been doing that since day one…it doesn’t make you a feminist. It got misquoted, when it came out, my response, and Kim came back and said, ‘I never said I was a feminist …you’re responding to something I never said’.”

Hmm, not exactly apologetic.

Kim had previously clapped back with a classy response – “First of all, I think she said I said a quote about, 'I post nude photos in the name of feminism.' Never said that. So I think when people misquote you and then comment, it just sounds ridiculous. I post nude photos because I like how I look and I feel proud when I've lost all this baby weight and I post it because I feel like posting it and I feel powerful."

Yasssss Kim, you tell her.

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