Amber Rose stirred up a controversy with an explicit photo of hers last month. The former stripper exposed her nether regions as she went semi-nude in the photo that she shared on social media.

The X-rated image, which was swiftly removed for violating Instagram's policy on nudity and explicit content, garnered mixed reactions from her fans and followers on the photo and video sharing application, with many slamming her for seeking attention and setting the wrong example for her young followers.

The reality star recently opened up about the photo in an interview with Refinery29. She defended the racy snap and said she shared that image as she wanted to bring to fore the double standards when it comes to nakedness and the female body besides promoting her annual Slutwalk campaign, which takes place on 1 October.

"People are very uncomfortable with the female body," the mother of one said. "It's OK 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."

The 33-year-old Rose also revealed the shocking details about the photo that went unnoticed until now. The image was photoshopped to enhance her pubic region, Rose said.

"I had them Photoshop out my tattoos to focus on the bush alone," Rose revealed. "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."

"I feel like there are so many new feminists this year because of [President Donald] Trump," she added. "There are a lot of people who suffer from [sexual violence] who didn't even know what it was. That's why I just keep pushing because I see it every day. I love women and I just want to help and keep fighting the fight for feminism."

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