Kim Kardashian and Fat Shaming Celebrities
Fat Shaming Celebrities needs to Stop – Fat Shaming in General Needs to Stop!
Fat Shaming Celebrities – Our society continues to put a large focus on weight and the importance of a “fit” figure.
Each year, an increased scrutiny continues to be placed on celebrities whose every pound is analyzed and critiqued any time their weight fluctuates.
They are slandered in the tabloids any time their bones are showing, yet bashed when they gain a bit of pudge on the belly.
Fat Shaming Kim Kardashian:
One of the most recent celebrities who has been criticized for her weight gain is Kim Kardashian. Although Kim Kardashian has always been accepted as a full figured woman, the media has been relentlessly shaming her for gaining 20 pounds during her pregnancy (with Kanye West).
Perhaps her reputation is being scrutinized more closely now because of her minute-long marriage that ended in divorce.
Since Kim Kardashian split with Kris Humphries, many people have assumed she’s just trying to gain more celebrity status. Gossip aside, the bottom line is that people are being cruel and mocking a pregnant lady for gaining weight.
The viciousness and intensity of the fat shaming that Kim Kardashian is forced to deal with on a daily basis is unfathomable. Like her or not, Kim Kardashian is a pregnant girl and deserves to be treated with some human decency!
Fat Shaming Celebrity Christina Aguilera:
Another celebrity who has recently gained weight and made headlines for it is Christina Aguilera. In her teens and early 20’s, she was known for having a sleek figure that was fit and youthful.
Now, she’s been talked about harshly for appearing heavier with a rounder face on The Voice. The more she’s defended herself, the more criticism she’s gained.
Fat Shaming Celebrity Melissa McCarthy:
Finally, another notable celebrity whose weight and body image are a hot topic in Hollywood is Melissa McCarthy, who appeared in Bridesmaids.
She seemingly takes it all in stride, saying she frequently eats healthy and exercises, but can’t shed the weight.
Fat Celebrity Shaming
But what do these three people have in common? They’re all women. Without a doubt, women receive the majority of criticism when it comes to appearance. This is why Kim’s fat shaming even garnered the attention of feminist activist Gloria Steinem, who was quoted as saying, “Our bodies are never public property under any circumstance.”
But female celebrities’ bodies are certainly treated that way all the time.
It’s unfortunate that, as a society, appearances are more important to us than an individual’s personality. As Steinem also remarked, “Criticizing people’s bodies devalues both their brains and ours.”
It seems as if the more a celebrity is disliked for their personality, the more their weight is analyzed. This may make them more of an easy target for bullying.
All we can do is continue to fight the good fight. We try to reverse people’s natural tendencies to judge on appearance. But society can be cruel, and some people have this need to put down others so that they can feel better about themselves.
Although it’s a sad reality and at times, downright disgusting, celebs must realize that it comes with the package.
What can you do? Speak out against this kind of fat shaming as much as possible.
And don’t buy tabloids. They are only printing what they think will sell magazines. So just don’t consume it!
This post about Fat Shaming Kim Kardashian and other Celebrities was published by: Young Naturists And Nudists America YNA