I'm sure most of you opened this blog thinking or hoping I was going to be bashing Khloe Kardashian, but you're wrong. I'll actually be doing the opposite. As I drove home tonight I heard yet another Khloe weight joke on the radio. The disgust that rolls across my whole body is only the the very tip of how SICK and TIRED I am of hearing weight jokes about women at all and about Khloe Kardashian, as if she even remotely has a "weight problem."
The Kardashians have been a target for all sorts of scruitany and that will never change. People love to hate on others, especially celebrities for all kinds of reasons, most of all envy and jealousy. I am no saint. I have had my fair share of "haterade" toward all kinds of people and situations, especially at a younger, more insecure age. But the lengths at which the media will go in order to insult a beautiful, intellegent, and yes wealthy woman is simply sick. It doesn't just make Khloe a target but also attaches her name to a weight stigma, which she will carry around with her forever. It insults women of all shapes and sizes and again shows why we, as women will continue to have such insecurities. If our society is calling Khloe Kardashian fat, then I don't want to know what they would have called me after I gave birth to both my children.
The most natural thing in life for a woman's body to do is to carry a child if she's able to, for her body to make changes in size as the months go on and then give birth. It is impossible for a woman to go through life staying the same shape, especially if she plans to have children. What are we telling our young girls and youth if we are calling a seemingly perfect looking celebrity, fat? It's ridiculous and sick. My sister recently saw Khloe at a Clipper game in person and commented on how tiny she is in real life. I don't have daughters, but I'll be damn sure that my sons know what a realistic woman's body is and that every size is beautiful. We've already begun talking about terms like "fat" and "big" when it comes to people's bodies, becuase our 5 year old is already bringing home language that is completey inappropriate and judgemental when speaking about another's weight. Unfortunately it it is the reality of what our children are learning from our society.
Khloe is only one person who must sadly deal with harsh judgement about her weight, and in the public eye at that. She is trying to be a positive role model and deal with her insecurities in a healthy way all at the same time, when maybe she's feeling just as insecure as everyone else or moreso because her every move is being watched. Yes I know she's rich, beautiful and all that, but that in no way means it's ok to be so mean and judgemental. Our society gets off on tearing people down rather than lifting people up, especially women. We would rather focus on the negative because we're all so miserable and unhappy that we can't be happy for someone else. Let's get our heads out of our asses and if you really hate Khloe that much then get off your couch and quit watching her show and off your computer where you call her fat! The craziest thing is that Khloe is the favorite Kardashian. I can't even count how many people I hear say she's the most down to earth and non-materialistic one. She's got the happy marriage and seems to be as grounded as possible when it comes to the unnatural life she lives. From fertility issues to weight scruitany, all of these real things that she deals with, we should be praising her and thanking her for sharing all of that with us, not calling her fat.