Usher's New Snapchat Shows the Sexist Double Standard of Nude Photos

April 28th 2016

Laura Donovan

Usher is turning many heads on social media for posting a nude Snapchat photo of himself that covers his crotch with an Emoji.

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The singer posted a couple photos from inside his shower and went on to tweet about them to fans:

Many people responded positively to Usher's shower Snapchats:

Many news sites celebrated his photos as well:

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The mild, mostly positive reaction to Usher's photo is a stark contrast to the way people responded to another recent nude selfie posted by a celebrity.

In March, reality star Kim Kardashian faced immense criticism and slut shaming after posting a nude photo on her various social media platforms. Like Usher, she covered up her private parts for the photo, yet many people said she shouldn't post a photo like on social media and even said she wasn't setting a good example for other girls by doing so.

Kardashian went on to silence the haters through a short essay on her site.

"I am empowered by my body," she wrote. "I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me. And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world."

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