Kim Kardashian is still talking about her weight loss in terms of numbers and it's very problematic. The mum-of-three has been working hard in the gym and keeping a close eye on her sugar intake. However, Kim's comments raise alarm bells and can send the wrong message to her younger fans.
Overnight, the 37-year-old told recently E! News, “I’ve lost 20 pounds and I’m really proud of that," she continued. "I was almost 140 forever and now I’m like 116 and it just feels good ... I didn’t see results right away, but when you stick with something and you’re consistent, you will. So, I love it.”
Kardashian continued, “I work out about an hour-and-a-half every single day, heavyweights. I don’t do a lot of cardio. But honestly, like even my mom pulled me aside maybe a week ago and pulls me in a closet and is like, ‘What are you doing?’ She says, ‘I don’t care what, I just need to know.’"
The Butterfly Foundation’s CEO Christine Morgan, recently discussed the impact the Kardashians can have on our own body image. "By being praised for losing weight and using phrases like 'anorexic,' [the Kardashians] are influencing all of their followers to think 'Oh gosh, someone is losing weight' and that losing weight is a reason to praise her," she told marie claire.
Adding, "we are committed to getting people to a place where they do not value themselves based on what is perceived to be the ideal size, that someone’s value as a person should not - and cannot - be linked to size or shape."
This isn't the first time Kim, who has over 116M Instagram followers, has come under fire for her idealisation of "skinny." In July, she shared an Instagram story which received backlash for it's triggering comments.
“I don’t think you’re eating,” Kendall Jenner told her sis. “Like you look so skinny." Kim replied, “Oh my god the compliments!” adding that she's "down to 119 pounds (53kg)."
"I will say when I take out my hair extensions I am less,” she continued. “Your hair extensions, your a–, your tits, everything, they’re heavy, cause she’s f—— voluptuous,” said Khloé. “But she’s anorexic here [gestures to waist], her arms are like pin thin, they’re like my pinky.”