Kendall Jenner, the 17-year-old half-sister of Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, says she's tired of being bullied for looking "anorexic." In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Kendall says she's frequently taunted for being too skinny -- and it hurts.
Of course it does. Honestly, whether people are teasing you for being too fat or too skinny, they are insulting your appearance and your body -- both of which you have absolutely no control over to a large extent. It’s personal.
I don’t know why people are bashing her for her weight. She may be a Kardashian, but she's a tall, svelte teenage girl. She's also a model. It's part of her job requirement to stay lean for the runway. She doesn't look emaciated to me (and as someone who has suffered from bulimarexia, I have some experience with all this).
Obviously, people are comparing her to her much curvier, older sisters -- one of whom has had two children, another of whom is pregnant, and all of whom have a different father than Kendall, sister Kylie, and brother Brody. But in Hollywood, she's the norm. And of course, if you put any 17-year-old next to a grown woman, especially one who's had children or is pregnant, of course she's going to look noticeably thinner.
Bottom line is, people need to back off. Doesn't this kid have enough to do just trying to bob and weave out of the shadows of her mom Kris Jenner and her older sisters? She is beautiful and statuesque and young. I’m a little jealous, myself. Which, if I had to guess, is the entire catalyst for people calling her these names. It’s not her fault that she was born gorgeous and into a rich and famous family. Calling Kendall Jenner anorexic and criticizing her for being too skinny is no better than making fun of Melissa McCarthy for being overweight. They are all rude, judgmental comments that hurt women and perpetuate society’s objectification of them. It’s infantile and cruel. Can’t we all just stop judging one another on the size of our pants?
Do you think calling someone too skinny is less hurtful than calling someone too fat?
Image via Harper's Bazaar