Kim’s “Big Butt” Problem

A friend shared this Examiner article with me about Kim Kardashian (whose valley girl voice and omnipresence both annoy me to no end), where the reality starlet moans about her “big butt” and talks about dieting her 5’2 frame down to 109 lbs.

“Kim says being called “the Tush” by bloggers and a “fat donkey” by former Miss USA Shanna Moakler really got under her skin.“I wasn’t heavy, but I was being criticized left and right,” she told People. “It really brought me down.”

That really sucks; no one should be called names, period! I can’t blame her for being upset.

But then in response, she dropped a bunch of weight and now is hating on her butt — her biggest asset (pardon the pun), saying “I was so unhappy with my big butt.”Um, OK … really? Because you never looked unhappy posing in bikinis and stuff flaunting your body, Kim (and I personally think she’s built beautifully, but that’s neither here nor there)

What bothers me most of all is not that she wanted to lose weight or tone up … but rather that she’s a hypocrite.

Because while in one breath she’s bemoaning her bodyover at the Examiner, in this month’s Glamour, she speaks out about loving her curvacious figure and scoffs at those who tell her to lose weight.

This is what she said in Glamour:
On the comments that drive her nuts: “Some people say really mean things about my being overweight. I read something on my Twitter that was like, ‘Oh, you still need to lose a few pounds.’ And I’m just like, Seriously? Come on. If I’m happy and in shape, that’s all that should really matter.”

While I’m sure she sat for the Glamour interview months ago, it’s really hard to feel sorry for someone who has made herself into a celebrity and then on the one hand is body-bashing, and in the next, giving off a much more positive, commanding sense of body image. What message does that send to little girls?!

What gives, Kim?!

So clearly the timing of this Examiner piece must be deliberate … Oh wait … she’s endorsing a product! NOWWWWWWW we get it. This gets a big UGH from me.

How about you? Does this kind of blatant hypocrisy annoy you, or are you immune to it?


5 thoughts on “Kim’s “Big Butt” Problem

  1. “…it’s really hard to feel sorry for someone who has made herself into a celebrity and then on the one hand is body-bashing, and in the next, giving off a much more positive, commanding sense of body image. What message does that send to little girls?”

    I think the message it sends is that it’s normal. The interviews, stories, etc…, that I read or hear where the celebrity or interviewee says that she loves her body and has always loved her body, blah blah blah blah blah… That’s what I tend to hear. Blah blah blah. I don’t believe it. I don’t believe that any woman loves her body 100% of the time.

    In some interviews she says she loves her body as it is, in others she is working to lose weight and is unhappy… that to me says she’s working on it. She is trying to love her body, but she’s not perfect.

  2. I think it is totally hypocritical. Sure, most women will always have some issues with their body and learning to love it is always a work in process but she was very outspoken about loving her curves. And then to start hawking some weight loss supplment on top of it? Ridiculous.

    It is like when Jennifer Love Hewitt was in the tabloids about gaining weight and she was so quick to defend her body and new size. Then she goes and loses all the weight…

  3. Yes, this annoys me, too. I feel like many celebrities do this thing of professing absolute love for their curves and saying they’ll never diet. Kim Kardashian is one. Tyra Banks and Jennifer Love Hewitt are others. They start off by telling us to love our bodies as they are. They seem confident. It’s a breath of fresh air for us regular people. Then, they go and lose a bunch of weight. It is hypocritical. On one hand, I feel bad for them. Bloggers and the like are brutal in their criticisms and it would take an amazing amount of strength to really not care what they say. I’m sure there’s so much pressure. On the other hand, I feel like they shouldn’t profess to be so above it all if they aren’t. It sends the wrong message.

  4. Yes….this annoyed me about Jennifer Lowe Hewitt and Jessica Simpson (back in the day, not currently). They both were picked on for their (healthy) weight, and spoke up about how they didn’t care – they were happy in their bodies and with the curves they had. But then what did they do? Lose weight shortly after!

    I’m not saying I blame them as I cannot IMAGINE being under that type of scrutiny, but do not say you don’t care and then let your actions show that you really DO – ya know?

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