Kim Kardashian’s post-baby selfie may have gone viral, but it was Mercedes “MJ” Javid’s recreation of the infamous shot that really caused a controversy. Clad in a similar white bathing suit, the super curvy Shahs of Sunset star smiled proudly while imitating Kim’s pose.
Now, in an exclusive interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, MJ talks about why she’s not shy about showing off her body — and why she’ll probably do it again soon!
“What it comes down to,” MJ tells Wetpaint Entertainment, “is that, in the media, women are just getting more and more beautiful. Bodies are getting more and more flawless. The pressure to look a certain way or be at a certain weight is more intense than ever.”
“But I think it’s important for all women to feel sexy. You know, I love Rashida Jones, but she recently put a tweet out that called women out for dressing provocatively and said, ‘Stop acting like whores.’”
“I think she’s wrong. I say, let us girls do whatever we want in order to feel sexy. Let me send out photos of myself if that’s what I choose to do. In fact, I’m going to start doing them more often. It’s my way of tapping into my sexual side. Women need to feel sexy. Don’t try to stop us.”
What do you think about MJ’s sexy selfie? Hit the comments and let us know if you want to see more or if you’re totally over it.
Shahs of Sunset airs on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.