Celebrity moms unite!
In an open letter posted on Huffington Post, former Victoria’s Secret Angel Helena Christensen addresses the media’s obsession with Kim Kardashian‘s pregnancy weight gain, calling it “disgusting and despicable.”
“It is disgusting and despicable the way that certain media constantly harass the pregnant Kim Kardashian,” 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.”
“Whatever else the tabloid-media feel a sick need to spew out of their venomous bowels, let that be their lame choice. But there should be some moral compass,” Helena continues. “It doesn’t matter who the woman is or what she does. No one should ever be publicly judged for their body, but to attack an expecting mother is sacrilegious and just plain wrong. A pregnant woman should not be criticized for her shape, period!!”
Another person defending Kim’s pregnancy curves? Her boyfriend, rapper Kanye West.
“It’s just such an exciting thing, I think, for the guys to see our bodies go through all these different changes,” Kim said. “He loves it and just embraces it. And he’s helped me to really feel sexy and embrace it.”
And during a Thursday appearance on The Tonight Show, Kim addressed the ongoing criticism she’s receiving for her weight.
“I think it’s a little bully-ish to call a pregnant woman fat. I mean, what do you expect? I hope I gain weight. I’m a little heavy,” Kim said. “There’s just more to love right now. I have the rest of my life to be skinny and to lose weight and I’m not really worrying about it. If I have a craving I’ll go for it.”