The reality TV star, who is known for her sexy photos, split public opinion in March (16) when she shared what fans thought was a new picture, in which she posed completely naked in front of a mirror. She uploaded the snap with just two black censor strips protecting her modesty, months after giving birth to her second child, son Saint, in December (15).

Kim subsequently revealed the image was a throwback photo she was using to motivate herself to lose her baby weight, after she was attacked online by the likes of fellow celebrities Bette Midler, Chloe Grace Moretz and Piers Morgan for setting a bad example to impressionable young fans.

Now the 35-year-old has opened up about the scandalous shot, insisting she did not expect her raunchy picture to cause such a commotion.

"I truly was baffled that people still cared. They have seen me naked 500 times!" Kanye West's wife explained to the Recode Decode podcast's Kara Swisher. "Some people were outraged because I am a mum, some people were so supportive... I just think it looks good, I am really not trying to cause a reaction."

And Kim remains defiant about her actions, insisting critics should simply turn a blind eye to her social media activity.

"My personality has never been, 'I'm such a feminist and follow me and be naked...!'" the star continued. "If you are conservative and that's how you are comfortable, more power to you. I respect you. You don't have to look at what I do."

Kim, who is also mum to two-year-old daughter North, previously explained her reasons for sharing the sexy snap in a post on her official website, claiming she just wanted to spread a message of empowerment.

"I am empowered by my body. 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," she stated in March (16). "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."

She has since vowed not to stop stripping off for selfies after winning the first-ever Break the Internet gong at the Webby Awards last month (May16), when she declared in her five-word acceptance speech, "Nude selfies until I die!".