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.