Is It Okay For Your Nipples To Look Like This?

The internet is abuzz after Rob Kardashian posted nudes of Blac Chyna, seemingly without her consent, on Instagram. He coupled them with captions about how badly Chyna treated him, how slutty she is, and how ungrateful she is after spending so much of his money, etc. While the online peanut gallery is already offering their two cents in a Twitter roast or a think piece–hell, even Snoop Dogg got in on the action–many are left wondering whether or not Rob actually committed a crime when he posted Chyna’s private photos online. He essentially posted revenge porn, which is against the law in California. What. A Mess.

There’s a lot that can be said about the latest Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna debacle, clearly, especially about the evils of revenge porn, the effect of money in romantic relationships, whether or not two grown adults with a small child should turn their strife into a commodity for the public to consume…But I have to be honest: One of the weirdest things about this whole thing is Rob’s commentary about Blac Chyna’s nipples. He wrote, “Man, they fucked up on her nipples. They used to be so cute. This is the 100K surgery I paid for…”

It wasn’t long before several took to Blac Chyna’s Instagram account to troll her and her nipple size.

The mockery continued on Twitter, where people happily compared Blac Chyna’s nipples to salami, pepperonis, and other large, flat, circular items (some, of the pork persuasion):

 

 

This kind of reaction is as disheartening as it is embarrassing. It’s as if people don’t realize that nipples–areolae to be specific–come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Having nipples that have a diameter larger than a nickel really doesn’t make you a freak of nature and it’s a lot more common than shallow fools online would lead you to believe.

We’re not posting the photo of Blac Chyna’s nipples because we don’t post revenge porn. But anyone with an iota of sense knows that Blac Chyna’s nipples are absolutely harmless. They’re not small, no, and even if they were even bigger than they already are, why should it matter? They’re nipples

To be frank, I’m not ashamed to say that I don’t have tiny nipples myself. In fact, they would probably be considered pretty wide by most standards. I used to feel weird about them when I was younger, but a lot less so these days. Why? Because I grew up and saw more nipples! There are people with areolae the size of small saucers and people with small, barely there areolae and super protruding nipples. Nipples are all so different, why get caught up with having an ideal nipple size? Plus, without getting much more TMI, my boyfriend likes my nipples, thank you very much. So if you’re out here assuming that your romantic prospects are squandered just because you don’t have lil’ petite nips, I urge you to reconsider. Oh, and if you’re hooking up with someone who clowns nipples–yours or anyone else’s–they’re not worth courting.

People really need to see more body types than the ones they’re normally exposed to. Let’s be real, most people are only exposed to their own naked bodies, their partner’s body, bodies that are deemed acceptable (read: thin) for the television, film, and music industries, and bodies in pornography (again, thin, usually). People have developed a very limited scope of what’s the norm for someone’s body, and going outside of that norm is treated with scorn, derision, and unnecessary confusion. This kind of response to Blac Chyna’s nipples just scream inexperience, ignorance, and vapidness on such an absurd level that it’s actually sad. Please, don’t be one of those people; you might think you’re participating in some harmless clowning, but you’re mostly exposing yourself as someone who is clueless about the human body. If you want to see what women’s bodies look out outside of the filter of rigid entertainment beauty standards, check out the site My Body Gallery. It’s filled with photos submitted by women who want the world to know the true scope of body diversity.

Accept that no one body type or feature is good or bad, and at the very least, realize that there’s nothing wrong with having big ol’ salami nips. Let Blac Chyna and the rest of us on the big brown nippie committee live.

 

Have you ever felt bad about your nipples? What’s your take on this whole Blac Chyna/Rob Kardashian mess? Tell us in the comments!

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