Khloé Kardashian has caught some heat in the past for her comments about weight. Last March, she published an article to her app about how to look “thin AF” in photos, which didn’t go over well with people. Then, a few months later, both she and Kendall Jenner faced backlash for raving about how “skinny” their sister Kim looked at an event. “She’s anorexic here,” Khloé said, referring to Kim’s waist, completely meaning it as a compliment. Oof.
Now social media users are taking Khloé to task for a recent post about losing weight. Earlier this week, the reality star wrote on Instagram Stories two things she thinks girls want: to “lose weight” and to “eat.”
Naturally, it didn’t take long for the criticism to pour in. The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil, who has spoken out repeatedly about the need to stop talking about weight in the media, took a screen shot of Khloé’s post and tweeted late Wednesday night, “This makes me sad.”
She later clarified that she wasn’t critiquing Khloé specifically but “the fat-shaming media” in general.
But Jamil wasn’t the only one upset by the problematic post. On Twitter, fed up users called out Khloé for sending a potentially toxic message to her millions of followers. “It’s actually really sad that so many girls follow Khloe and they’re all being told that it is normal for all of them to want to lose weight, rather than it being normal for all of them to be happy with their bodies,” one person wrote on Twitter. “Eating and losing weight are not mutually exclusive. Thinking they are is eating disorder behavior,” tweeted another.
Check out some more reactions to Khloé’s comment, below. (A few come to her defense.)
Khloé hasn’t responded to the backlash yet, but we’ll update this post when and if she does.
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