I love dedicating this blog to obesity genes, but every now and then I enjoy a little bit of controversy.
Earlier this week Kim Kardashian arrived at the Met Gala in the same dress that Marilyn Monroe wore to President Kennedy’s birthday celebration-slash-fundraiser back in 1962.
Kim also revealed that she lost 16 pounds in 21 days in order to fit into Marilyn’s dress. Now my personal feelings about the Kardashians aside, I think this has raised an interesting topic about the medias/society’s need to comment on a persons body.
The reason I say that is because a number of article has been released regarding Kim’s dangerous/irresponsible weight loss and how it’s a comment on how society views body image. However, I have grievance with this particular narrative.
I’ve been known to scroll new media regularly sometimes to keep up with politics, world news or just for a bit of a laugh and I ALWAYS see women being subjected to headlines regarding their body image, models, influencers and celebrities, normally incredibly skinny women (like seeing their rib cage skinny) being labelled as “curvy” by the media because they’ve posed an Instagram in a bikini. The only outlier to this is normally Gemma Collins and when she’s being mention it’s normally about her incredible weight loss. Let’s be real the only time real curvy women are mentioned in the news it’s about weight loss not their stunning curves.
Now the media is claiming that SOCIETY is distorting woman’s views on body image.
My viewpoint is that the media (NOT society) has more to do with the way women see themselves. So this narrative they’re spinning fascinates me. Especially since they’re also the ones making headlines regarding Kim Kardashians body.
While I don’t believe a woman (including Kim K should) to change her body to fit into a dress. I don’t think for a second that ANYONE has a right to comment on a persons body. I’m also happy to see a majority of what the media dubs as “society” defending Kim K with the exact same view.
A persons body is their business, nobody else’s; you have the right to do with it what you want. Was it dangerous for Kim K to do what she did I don’t know, her trainer has defender her and quite frankly, it was short term and it’s likely she’ll put that weight back on once she starts eating normally again.
I just wanted to write something short and sweet. Just to get that off my chest.