Actress Helen Mirren says thanks to Kim K, J Lo – big butts are acceptable

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English actress Dame Helen Mirren, 70, has praise for “shameless women” like Kim Kardashian who she says have redefined beauty standards.

“I’m not into the Kardashians – it’s a phenomenon I just don’t find interesting, but – and this is the big word: B-U-T-T – it’s wonderful that you’re allowed to have a butt nowadays,” Mirren said in an interview with The Telegraph.

“Thanks to Madame Kardashian, and before her, J. Lo. We’re also allowed to have thighs now, which is great too. It’s very positive.”

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“When I was growing up, it was thought to be unbelievably sluttish to even have a bra strap showing,” Mirren said.  “Everything was about women conforming. I love shameless women. Shameless and proud!”

The Academy Award-winning actress went on to say that she was glad that she had aged out of being a “sex symbol.”

There is good and bad in aging. I loved being young, but I’ve enjoyed every stage in different ways. I’m happy being in my 70s, and there will be another person in me at 80, hopefully, and I can’t wait to meet her,” said Mirren.

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Sometimes you feel wonderful and – it’s the same whether you’re 13 or 26 or 86 – sometimes you feel insecure and frightened,” said Mirren. “That can change five or six times a day.”