Kim Kardashian says she ‘cried every single day’ after being body-shamed during her pregnancy

Kim Kardashian says she ‘cried every single day’ after being body-shamed during her pregnancy
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Kim Kardashian has revealed the relentless bullying by the tabloid media during her pregnancy, as shared her support for Britney Spears.

Having watched Framing Britney Spears, she empathised with the singer and the “traumatising” experiences she had to endure at the hands of the paparazzi and tabloids.

In a lengthy statement on Instagram, Kardashian said: “No one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgement for entertainment.”

The businesswoman admitted she had also been “broken” during her first pregnancy with daughter North.

She explained she had suffered from preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder that caused her to “swell uncontrollably”.

"I cried every single day over what was happening to my body mainly from the pressures of being constantly compared to what society considered a healthy pregnant person should look like - as well as being compared to Shamu the Whale,” Kardashian wrote.

The 40-year-old said she was “shamed on a weekly basis” by front-page headlines, and unflattering photos which only exacerbated her insecurities.

She added: “I couldn’t leave the house for months after. It really broke me.”

Kardashian said she was able to take the “frustrating, embarrassing feelings” and channel them into motivation to succeed.

However, she said to say the experience hadn’t taken a toll on her would be a lie.

The mother-of-four said she was speaking out to persuade those in the “business of shaming and bullying someone to the point of breaking them down” would reconsider their actions.

"You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I’ve learned through my own experiences that it’s always better to lead with kindness," she said.

Kardashian also shared a montage of aforementioned magazine covers, many of which had the words “fat” and  “weight gain” on the front.

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