Kim Kardashian has revealed how she feels empathy for Britney Spears after watching the documentary, Framing Britney Spears.
The reality star took to her social media handle as she framed her thoughts and shared how she has also come under media scrutiny once. Framing Britney Spears is a show that focuses on the singer’s conservatorship and how media portrayed her.
The Skims founder wrote a lengthy statement and posted it on her Instagram Stories. She opened up about her traumatizing experience and pressures she faced because of being in the public eye. The KKW Beauty founder talked about her insecurities and how media played a role in making it worse.
Kim penned a note as she recalled the time when she was pregnant with North. She told her followers that she finally watched the hit documentary, Framing Britney Spears. The reality star said it made her feel a lot of sympathy for Britney. She shared how the way media played a big role in her life which can be very traumatizing.
The Skims founder shared that it can break even the strongest person. She added: “No matter how public someone’s life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgement for entertainment.” The businesswoman then turned to her own experience with traumatic pressures of the media.
She said there was also a time she felt that way and that was when she was pregnant for the first time with North. The reality star revealed, “When I was pregnant with North I was suffering from preeclampsia, which made me swell uncontrollably.”
Kardashian Talks About The Time She Was Pregnant
Kim further shared that she gained 60 lbs and delivered 6 weeks early. She revealed how she cried every single day over what was happening to her body. This, she said, was majorly because she was compared to what society considered a healthy pregnant body.
She said, “I gained 60 lbs and delivers almost 6 weeks early and I cried every single day over what was happening to my body mainly from the pressures of being constantly compared to what society considered a healthy pregnant person should look like – as well as being compared to Shamu the Whale by the media.”
Kim also revealed how she felt broken after giving birth to her daughter and struggled to leave her house. She continued and wrote, “Looking at all of the photos of myself online and in magazines made me so insecure and I had this fear of wondering if I would ever get my pre baby body back.”
The reality star shared that she was shamed on a weekly basis with cover stories that only made her insecurities worse. She described it as “painful” and that she could not leave the house for months after. The Skims founder shared, “It really broke me.” She revealed how she was able to overcome her insecurities and channel them into moving forward in her career.
Kim shared, “Luckily I was able to take these frustrating, embarrassing feelings and channel it into motivation to get me where I am today, but to say this didn’t take a toll on me mentally would be a lie.” She added that she is sharing all this to hope everyone involved in the business of shaming and bullying someone might reconsider.
Kim Hopes Everyone Reconsiders Before Shaming & Bullying
The reality star wrote, “I’m sharing this just to say I really hope everyone involved in the business of shaming and bullying someone to the point of breaking them down might reconsider and instead try to show some understand and compassion.”
Kim shared as she concluded that one does not fully knows what someone is going through behinf the scenes. She said she has learnt through her own experience that it is always better to lead with kindness. The reality star had shared a collection of old magazine covers and memes that were taken around the time of her pregnancy.
This only proved Kim right as a number of magazines shamed her right on the cover story. There was also an example of the comparison she was talking about as in one such magazine she was compared with Kate Middleton.