Kim Kardashian Compares Her Pregnancy To Kate Middleton
Kim Kardashian spoke to Kristin Bell and Monica Padman on their limited podcast series “We Are Supported By” about the negativity and the awful comparisons she received when she was pregnant. She said the experience made her hate being pregnant.
She further added that the negative jokes and words “killed” her self-esteem because she usually got very big whenever she was pregnant, which isn’t the case for everybody.
Kim Confesses To Not Being A “Cute Pregnant Person”
Kim Kardashian recently opened up about one of the most brutal aspects of being a social media personality and the cruelty of having yourself at the mercy of thousands and millions of social media users. According to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, it negatively affected her perceptions of her body image.
“I was not a good pregnant person, I was not a cute pregnant person. I did not like it, I hated it, I hated how I felt, I hated how I looked,” she candidly said during the podcast’s Wednesday episode.
“The media really did brutalize me for gaining a lot of weight, and there would be covers of magazines with me and Shamu, who wore it better. It was really, really crazy,” she added later in the podcast, referencing the popular SeaWorld killer whale.
She noted that she was especially compared to Duchess Kate Middleton, who was pregnant at the same.
“So it would say ‘Kate the waif and Kim the whale.’ I don’t think that would really fly today, but it killed my self-esteem,” she said, adding that the harsh names and comparisons would make her “sit home and cry all the time.”
During the chat with Bell and Padman, Kardashian said that the experience made her want to hide herself and that she was too “embarrassed” to go to the gym, so she would use Kris Jenner’s garage to work out in order to avoid being seen.
“It really did change me. It made me really pull back on what I share and what I wanted to give, because I saw how nasty everyone was,” she said.
Kim Kardashian On Being Compared To “What A Healthy Pregnant Woman Should Look Like”
Kim Kardashian welcomed her first child, North West, with Kanye West on June 15, 2013. Her second child, Saint, arrived in 2015. Due to health issues, her third child Chicago (born in 2018) and fourth child Psalm (born in 2019) were delivered via surrogates.
Even back then, Kardashian talked about the intense body-shaming she faced during pregnancy.
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Writing on her Instagram back in March, the reality TV personality revealed that she suffered from preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder, while she was pregnant with North West.
She said the condition resulted in her “swelling uncontrollably”, and by the time she delivered, she had gained an additional 60 pounds.
“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,” she wrote on Instagram.
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