Kim Kardashian’s Pregnancy: Enough Already!

xkim-kardashian-fat-cover_2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.y99DnuQ8qNCongratulations to the media on being giant assholes. Hear me out on this.

Uber-celebrity Kim Kardashian is pregnant; yes, we have all figured that out by now. It has been on the cover of nearly every magazine since her baby bearing status was announced months ago. Celebrity baby bumps grace the cover of many of these same magazines year round. But the problem I have with the coverage of Kim is the way she is being treated.

Every cover is commenting on her weight. Every last damn one!   One day it is “ZOMG! Kim Can’t Stop Eating!”  The next one comments on how unattractive her boyfriend Kanye West finds her weight gain. Then there is Kim’s 200 pound pregnancy!

Everything focuses on her weight. And I find it offensive!  Hell, I think all women should find it offensive. Whether you like Kim or not, take a minute to stop and think about this being Jessica Simpson (Oh, wait… never mind! They did it to her too!)  or Angelina Jolie. Maybe one of America’s most loved celebrities. They wouldn’t focus on the weight.

Pregnant women gain weight. Sometimes a woman will gain thirty pounds, and sometimes they will gain seventy pounds. It happens. It is life and human nature. This is a beautiful process women go through, and we need to stop focusing on the changes their bodies make, and start making them feel loved and appreciated.

We can’t expect Kim, who is a naturally curvy woman to be a size zero when she is six months pregnant. Not only is it unrealistic, but it is unhealthy for her and her baby. As are these tabloid covers.

Leave Kim alone, and let us start embracing pregnancy and the weight gain that goes along with it. This is one of the most beautiful parts of life. But I guess that doesn’t sell magazines.

Image via InTouch Magazine

  • I couldn’t agree more! But I wouldn’t stop with just the treatment of pregnant female celebrities. Tabloids are constantly ripping on famous women for gaining even the smallest amount of weight. Almost never do you see them putting male celebrities on the chopping block for getting overweight. What’s worse is that stores put these magazines right up front at the check out, where no one can miss them. Why is this? I don’t really want to see it. If I had a young daughter I wouldn’t want her to see it either. Whether you read these magazines or not, just seeing these covers with their cruel and objectifying captions sends a very clear message that women’s bodies are public property to be ridiculed for anything less than perfect. Heck, they even rip on celebrities for being too skinny. It’s an impossible situation!

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