What does ‘the emperor has no clothes’ mean?
Dude Changed status to publish February 9, 2022
The phrase means one is not wearing any clothes because so much of their body is covered with shame.
Clothes are a declaration of what the wearer deems to be worth display, and to go naked shows there is nothing more that can be presented. The saying has been used as an analogy for those who speak without acting or think they are smarter than everyone else just because they have a good opinion on things. It also symbolizes the truth that we are all equal regardless of our “clothing,” so next time you feel ashamed, remember you’re only in your perfectly acceptable human form.