Kim Kardashian really might be, according to her husband, “the most intriguing woman right now.” She’s always on pop culture’s radar, whether it’s her hairstylist completely changing the way people think about shampoo or her controversial decision to take medication for the morning sickness her second pregnancy has been causing her. Simply, Kim KW isn’t going away and she’s making headlines this hour after posting a selfie-in-the-nude to address accusations that she is faking her pregnancy — a rumor the reality star felt compelled to nip in the bud.
This morning, Kim posted this naked pregnancy selfie in an attempt to show that the gossip that she was faking her pregnancy were ungrounded. She wrote in the caption:
“First, they say I’m too skinny so I have to be faking it. Now, they say I’m too big so I have to be faking it …SMH! Some days I’m photographed before I eat and look smaller, some days I’ve just eaten and I look bigger. It’s all a part of the process. I think you all know me well enough to know I would document the process if I got a surrogate. Everyone’s body is different, every pregnancy is very different! I’ve learned to love my body at every stage! I’m going to get even bigger and that’s beautiful too! I’m blessed to even be pregnant and even luckier to not have preeclampsia as far as I know, so I don’t have the swelling issue this time! They also say your body carries a boy different than a girl! Whatever the case may be I’m grateful to God for this miracle and no matter what rumors or comments you throw my way this time they truly don’t affect me! #NoFilter #NoPhotoShop #GoodLighting “
Perhaps many feel that because Kim has invited cameras into her home and even released an entire book of selfies (including nudes), the public is entitled to dissect every inch of her life and her body. 1) That’s not true and 2) Kim is not an isolated case.
Blake Lively posted this pic on her Instagram yesterday with the caption: “No, that’s not a baby in my belly… it’s guacamole.”
While Blake’s picture was captioned in jest, it’s indicative of a deeper issue. Where does the need for disclaimers and the need to curb rumors before they can begin come from? It seems to be a knee-jerk response to the almost constant scrutiny that women’s bodies and, at times, their wombs endure. Female celebrities live in the limelight, and thus, the comments they receive about their bodies, their pregnancies and their choices are displayed on a very public forum.
Another case in point — after Hilaria Baldwin gave birth to her son Rafael, she also posted a picture to “clear up” the “pretty serious arguments” some commenters were having on her page over whether or not she had a C-Section. Frankly, the birthing choice made between a woman and her doctor and/or midwife is no business of a faceless commenter. These posts shouldn’t have to exist.
Why should women (famous or not) have to prove, provide physical evidence or directly address questions regarding their bodies, their pregnancies and their birthing choices?
(P.S. The answer is they shouldn’t. So leave them alone.)
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