Supermodel Says Fat-Shaming Kim Kardashian Over Baby Weight Is 'Despicable & Disgusting'

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kim kardashianEver since Kim Kardashian got pregnant, it seems like everyone has an opinion about her weight gain. How fast she's gained, how much she's gained, how big she looks -- particularly in certain unflattering maternity wear, etc., etc. And the celeb weeklies have been the worst, absolutely SLAMMING her from the get-go. Even before there was much of a bump to speak of, they were running false coverlines about her having packed on massive pounds. And it's not just "regular" women like you and me who are looking at this and thinking how wrong it is that a pregnant woman is getting torn to shreds for gaining weight. A supermodel has something to say about it, too! 

Helena Christensen writes in an open letter on HuffPo that it's "disgusting and despicable the way that certain media constantly harass the pregnant Kim Kardashian." Wow, of all people to jump to Kim's defense, I would have never pegged someone like Helena!

After all, as HuffPo notes, "Models often come off as the bad guys -- they're the ones with the seemingly unattainable bodies, after all, against which "real women" might compare their own." But that doesn't mean they aren't also human and conscious of how obsessed with beauty and weight we are in our culture and how women's body image and self-esteem often suffers as a result. Helena totally gets it. She writes:

It's enough that they persistently project a negative focus on women's physical shapes; but a public bullying and attacking of a pregnant woman because of her growing shape is just lower than low.

Damn straight! It's actually surprising but so refreshing to see just how FIRED UP Helena is! Especially because she is a supermodel -- who could feel very differently about what's happening to Kim right now. She could chalk it up to being "in the biz" or feel like she's above even commenting on a reality star. But she clearly sees what's going on as completely wrong and wanted to speak out on it. So awesome!

Hopefully, Kim knows that not just Helena, but many other women have her back and are disgusted by the drivel the tabloids are writing about her body. Not only do we refuse to buy it but we're not going to let it go without spewing some fightin' words of our own!

What do you think of Helena's response to the coverage about Kim?


Image via Clint Brewer/Splash News

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nonmember avatar mel

I know a lot of people feel negative about kim. But I honestly dont know a whole lot of women who could hold up that amount of press and scrutiny. None of the comments have as many haters constantly bashing her. You have no idea how it feels or effects them. To act like celebrities dont hurt is ridiculous. Money doesnt make you invincible. I. Gained a lot of weight when I was pregnant. I was huge. I cant imagine my picture spread across every mag with hate filled comments because I choose to live my life. I send her love and blessings and hope the best for her new family.

amnew... amnewlon8982

I think it's great she even has a bump to show off.  I am only a few weeks behind her and am 5'9" and currently weigh in at most a whopping 135 lbs.  At best, I just look a bit pudgy in the middle sometimes.  Most of the time my stomach is still flat even though I am halfway thru my pregnancy.  I think I have gained 3 or 4 lbs trying since getting pregnant.

Alex Norman

I don't get 'diets' they don't work. In order to lose a healthy amount of weight and maintain your weight loss you need to live a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, it's not hard, or expensive (like so many people use as an excuse) eat whole grains, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, lean meat, stay away from processed food, make your own cakes, use unrefined sugar such as agave necter as a sweetener, walk down the road instead of drive, take the stairs, take up a form of exercise you ENJOY. You'll look better and feel better and in 5 years time you'll still be reaping the benefits!

nonmember avatar Patti

I love Kim K! I think it is horrible for any person to be calling her "fat"!!!! Are u joking?? She is pregnant!! She has never been a size 2 and I love that! She is a beautiful, curvy woman and there is nothing wrong about being curvy and pregnant! I love you, Kim K! You are amazing!!!!!

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