During the City of Hope charity poker event on Sunday night, Kim Kardashian's weight and how thin she is became a topic of conversation on the reality story's Instagram story. Kim, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Malika Haqq discussed their weight loss, welcomed by the NPP Beauty founder with open arms. Fans are extremely upset with Kim's weight comments because they feel she, along with her sisters, made her look "anorexic" or "lean." (Bustle extended Kim's comment on the backlash, but did not receive an immediate response.)
On Kim's Instagram story (you can see the videos here), Kendall told her older sister, "No, like me," I'm really worried. I do not think you eat. You look so thin. Kim answered, "What? Oh my gosh, thanks! "In a later video, Kendall told her older sister," My purse is as tiny as you. "Kim happily declared," Oh my God, the compliments! "
She also has videos of Khloé In one of the host said Revenge Body : "I've never seen a human looking so good. You're a walking facetune doll. "At one point, Haqq even joked that Kim was" consuming different flavors of oxygen "as part of her diet." OK, tell me more, guys, "Kim said overjoyed. You guys, I'm not so skinny! "Khloé replied," Kimberly, I can literally see through you! "
Kim said," I'm down to 1
To be clear the problem is not what Kim looks like, it's her body, and if she feels good, healthy, and loves her looks, then great, that's how it should be, the real problem is with what's been said , and Kim welcomed "anorexic" as a compliment.
Fans on Twitter have stressed why exactly those remarks are problematic. Below are some of the many social media examples that point out that Kind of come may send a harmful message to Kim's large fanbase.
This is not the first time Kim has faced this kind of backlash. In May, Kim released an appetite suppressant lollipop ad that angered fans extremely. She wrote on Instagram: "#ad you guys … @flattmummyco has just released a new product, they are appetite suppressants lollipops and they are literally unreal, giving 15% off the first 500 people on their website, so if you want it get your hands on it … you have to do it fast! #suckit. "(At the time, Bustle reached out to Kardashian's representative to comment on the Post's response, but did not hear.)
The people were really upset about the ad, including The Good Place's s Jameela Jamil. "No, stop it, no," Jamil tweeted. "They have a terrible and poisonous influence on young girls, I admire her mother's branding skills, she is an exploitative but innovative genius, but this family really makes me desperate about what women are being reduced to." Jamil's Tweets Go On "Maybe you're not taking appetite suppressants and eating enough to care for your brain and work hard and be successful, playing with your kids, and having fun with your friends Saying something else about your life, except "I had a flat stomach."
On Monday, Claire Mysko, CEO of the National Ess Disorders Association, [Women'sHealth said "compliments Weight loss can and often is problematic. We hear from many people – in fact most people struggling with eating disorders – have cited experiences where they lost weight and were supplemented, and this serves as fuel for their eating disorder.
Mysko has also considered how the sisters used the term "anorexic" and how problematic their use really is. She said, "It's a serious, life-threatening disease, it has the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric diagnoses, so it's very worrying in the context of a compliment."
Overall, the fans are just unhappy as Kim and her sisters praised the body of the reality star. It's absolutely fine to cheer up others by celebrating their looks. There's nothing wrong with loving your body with "119 pounds", but using words like "anorexic" as a compliment – and accepting it as one – sends the wrong message to anyone of any age about what anorexia really is and What The Healthy Body Looks Like
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, you can call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237. For a crisis situation you can write "NEDA" at 741741. There is also an online helpline.