Helena Christensen has stepped forward to defend the pregnant Kim Kardashian as the media bombards the curvaceous star with criticisms about her weight.
When it comes to the debate over body image and fat shaming, Kim Kardashian who’s expecting her first baby, has got to be one of the least likely candidates to receive such bullying but the media apparently has made her a target as well.
An even more less likely fat shaming candidate, model Helena Christensen, released an open letter that pretty much told the media that enough was enough.
“It is disgusting and despicable the way that certain media constantly harass the pregnant Kim Kardashian,” Christensen wrote. “It’s enough that they persistently project a negative focus on women’s physical shapes; but a public bullying and attacking of a pregnant woman because of her growing shape is just lower than low.”
It has certainly been a bizarre week for me because I have not only found good things to say about Chris Brown but I find myself defending the famous Kardashian more and more to the point where I’m actually starting to be able to tolerate her.
The media have certainly been bashing Kanye’s boo and hitting her where it hurts the most.
While I’m usually all aboard the Kim Kardashian comedy bus, fat shaming a woman for becoming pregnant is far beyond the line that I’m willing to cross.
Christensen’s letter continued on to slam the media and shames them for their lack of morality.
“Whatever else the tabloid-media feel a sick need to spew out of their venomous bowels, let that be their lame choice,” she added. “But there should be some moral compass. It doesn’t matter who the woman is or what she does. No one should ever be publicly judged for their body, but to attack an expecting mother is sacrilegious and just plain wrong. A pregnant woman should not be criticized for her shape, period!!”
Helena isn’t the first person to get upset with the way the media has been treating the reality star either.
Even the Daily Beast is fed up with the way people are trash talking about Kimmy’s growing baby bump.
“When Kim debuts whatever strange and overly styled thing she wears next, let’s love it or hate it – but please, let’s not talk about her weight,” the Daily Beast wrote in an article that begged others to stop the fat shaming.
The plea to stop fat shaming the soon-to-be mother means so much more than just not hurting Kim’s feelings or coming off as a bully. The media have the power to send out a deeper message with everything they write, and that meaning goes so much farther than just the words on the page.
When you read between the lines, fat shaming Kim Kardashian, one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, will only fuel body image issues for every young girl who at one point said “I want a body like hers.”
Do we really want to tell young women that even a Kim K body isn’t good enough? Even more, do we really want to tell young girls that getting pregnant is a disgusting thing and they should be ashamed of motherhood?
When it comes to giving celebrities a hard time, it’s only expected because they are public figures. We make jokes, we poke fun, we try to get a few laughs out of people but there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed.
Good clean fun gets really dirty when you start constantly slamming a woman for doing absolutely nothing but getting pregnant.
Now please, stop the fat shaming before I’m forced to actually like Kim Kardashian.