Kim Kardashian Opens Up About The American Press Hounding Her During Pregnancy “It Really Broke Me”
She got candid about the experience after watching the Free Britney documentary.
Kim Kardashian got candid about her experience with the press last night on Instagram. The reality star shared that she had just watched the Free Britney documentary and she could see a lot of what they had gone through in the public eye was very similar.
“So I finally watched the Britney Spears documentary this week and it made me feel a lot of empathy for her. The way the media played a big role in her life the way it did can be very traumatizing and it can really break even the strongest person.”
“No matter how public someone’s life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgement for entertainment.”
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The 40-year-old then went on to speak about a particular time the constant scrutiny of the media became too much for her, which was when she was pregnant with North. During this pregnancy Kim revealed that she was “suffering from pre-eclampsia” which cause her to “swell uncontrollably.”
This resulted in the star gaining over 60lbs and delivering North 6 weeks early, and she shared that the press hounded her during this time.
She said; “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.”
Kim then spoke about the press comparing her to “Shamu the Whale” and posted some of the horrendous magazine covers from that time.
“I was shamed on a weekly basis with cover stories that made my insecurities so painful I couldn’t leave the house for months after. It really broke me.”
The reality star added that this experience had a huge impact on her mental health’ “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 wold be a lie.”
“I’m sharing this just to say I really hope everyone involved in he business of shaming and bullying someone to the point of breaking them down might reconsider and instead try to show some understanding and compassion.”
She ended her string of stories with a positive message about kindness; “You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I’ve learned through my own experiences that it’s always better to lead with kindness.”
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