Model and actress Amber Rose has finally opened up about the bottomless photo she shared on Instagram recently. In the photo, Amber even displayed her pubic hair. “I had them Photoshop out my tattoos to focus on the bush alone. I feel like as women, we always feel like we need to shave or wax — and if we don’t, then we’re considered unkempt or unclean or we’re gonna smell funny. I believe that it’s natural and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it,” she told Refinery29.com.
Amber shared the photo, which was deleted from Instagram, to promote her annual conference in October that fights sexual violence and gender inequality.
“People are very uncomfortable with the female body. It’s okay to leak images onto the Internet and people are like, ‘Yeah, that’s so cool.’ But if you actually do it yourself and in a way that’s owning your own sexuality, it’s almost taboo,” Rose added.
She clarified that having pubic hair doesn’t make her a feminist either. “I go back and forth — it depends on my mood and how I feel. I was a dancer, so I (used to) shave every day. But that was my job,” the model added.