Kim Kardashian has taken to Instagram to talk about the effect that media coverage has had on her own life, revealing that body-shaming during her first pregnancy left her feeling insecure and broken.
In a series of stories, the reality star said that she finally watched the Britney Spears documentary, and that it made her feel “a lot of empathy” for the singer.
“The way the media played a big role in her life the way it did can be very traumatising, and it can really break even the strongest person,” she said.
“No matter how public someone’s life may seem, no on deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgement for entertainment.”
Kim Kardashian then went on to talk about her own experiences it this, writing:
“When I was pregnant with North, I was suffering from preeclampsia, which made me swell uncontrollably. I gained 60 lbs and delivered almost 6 weeks early and I cried every single day over what was happening to my body mainly from the pressures of being constantly compared to what a healthy pregnant person should look like – as well as being compared to Shamu the Whale by the media.”
“Looking at all of the photos of myself online and in magazines made me so insecure and I had this fear of wondering if I would ever get my pre-baby body back. 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.”
She went on to decry the shaming and bullying attitude displayed by the tabloids, saying “you just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes.”
You can see her post below: