Kim Kardashian and her half-sister Kendall Jenner are quite different -- Kim is a mom-to-be who is famous for being short with extreme curves, while Kendall is a teen whose long and lean body has helped to score her some high-profile modeling gigs. However, the sisters do have something in common besides their passion for fashion, momager Kris Jenner, and their fame -- they're both being weight-shamed.
Kim is definitely obsessing over everyone's obsession with her pregnancy body, and it's not hard to see why. There are headlines claiming that she can't stop eating; claims that she sees her weight gain as a "nightmare;" and even a cruel meme that compares her to a killer whale. So while Kim is supposed to be promoting her new movie, "Tyler Perry's Temptation," she just can't resist the temptation to address the rumors about her weight gain. She told "omg! Insider" this about one headline: "It says that I'm like 200 pounds on there. That's like, definitely a good 60 pounds off."
The same day, she told "Access Hollywood," "It's tough when you see people make all these assumptions. Like, you know, 'She's gained 75 pounds.' And I'm like, 'I haven't even gained half of that yet!'" And according to Celebitchy, she just had to drag poor Kourtney Kardashian into the conversation about her weight by telling talk show host Kelly Ripa, "I've gained 20 lbs… At this stage Kourtney had gained 30… I will probably gain those 60 pounds, just give me a couple more months." Kourt probably appreciates having her pregnancy poundage brought up considering that Scott Disick made her cry by criticizing her post-pregnancy weight.
So Kim Kardashian seems to feel the need to constantly explain what's going on with her body, and she keeps claiming that she's just brushing off the ridiculous fat-shaming that she's had to deal with. But she shouldn't have to deal with it at all -- she's pregnant, so of course she's going to gain weight!
Interestingly, her non-pregnant brother Rob Kardashian packed on 40 pounds and managed to avoid a lot of fat-shaming. So it looks like there might be a bit of a double standard when it comes to the weight of female celebrities and male celebrities.
But it doesn't seem to matter what weight a female celebrity is -- there will always be haters out there to complain about their size. Here's what Kendall Jenner told Harper's Bazaar Arabia about her weight: "I'm constantly criticized for being too skinny. I'm trying to gain weight but my body won't let it happen. What people don't understand is that calling someone too skinny is the same as calling someone too fat, it's not a nice feeling." Kendall probably doesn't actually know what it's like to be called "too fat," but it's not hard to see why it hurts her to be called "too skinny" -- the people judging her weight are obviously trying to insult her, and some people do automatically assume that skinny girls have eating disorders. Kendall might also hate being called out for her lack of curves since she's seen Kim's voluptuous body being so celebrated -- or at least it was before she got pregnant.
But despite what the haters say, Kim and Kendall both look perfectly healthy. A lot of people love to complain about Kris Jenner's celeb-spawn, but weight-shaming the girls is going way too far. This doesn't just hurt Kim and Kendall -- it could damage the self esteem of other young women with their body types.
So do you think all the weight reports need to stop? And is Kendall right that being called too skinny is the same as being called too fat?
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