The Kardashians are many things, polarizing being one.
Kim Kardashian, the 32-year-old television personality, and her boyfriend Kanye West are expecting their first child in July. Kim is not a tall girl standing 5 feet, 2 inches in height so weight gain, particularly on a small frame, as any woman with her stature can confirm, is no friend.
But this is baby weight. A time in a woman’s life when they are told they can forgo the rules, forget about dieting for once and enjoy putting on some pounds without all the judgement. It’s a miraculous thing to be pregnant. To feel life growing inside. After all, women are beautiful when pregnant, right. Not just supermodels or actresses trying to (yawn) recreate the Demi Moore/Annie Leibovitz pose.
A photograph of Kim shopping with her brother Brody Jenner made the rounds recently as she exited Barneys wearing what was described as a monochrome shift dress by The NY Daily News. The form-fitting, sleeveless black dress with white flowing fabric in the front was complimented with white pumps.
Again, Kardashian, along with the entire brood, has its share of detractors. A blog claiming to focus on fashion and beauty ran the photo of pregnant Kim with the caption, “Kim Kardashian looks remarkably similar to Shamu the whale."
Calling a pregnant woman a whale is never okay. It's unprofessional, uncalled for and flat out bullying. Granted the fashion and beauty industries are not women’s besties to start out with, but let’s assume there is some form of higher standard and fair play at work here. Constructive criticism rather than name-calling should dictate these scenarios. Let Kardashian have her pregnancy. Take personal issues with her elsewhere. It's the mature and professional thing to do.
It’s hard enough to be pregnant without the prying eyes of the world upon you.
When singer Pink was pregnant with her daughter Willow she told Cosmopolitan Magazine, “I thought I'd feel like a goddess. They sell you on that s**t...like you'll never feel more feminine. Really, I just felt like a mess. But I kind of enjoyed that too. Hell, yeah, I gained 55 pounds. I think my baby may be part cheesecake.”