Kim Kardashian has once again managed to infuriate fans by promoting an unhealthy message about weight and body image.
While backstage ahead of a charity poker event, the sisters exchanged compliments and made downright flippant remarks about looking “anorexic” and not eating.
Kendall begins by jokingly saying to her sister, “No like I’m really concerned, I don’t think you’re eating.”
“What?! What?!” is Kim’s delighted reply. “Oh my god, thank you.”
In the next video the model says, “My purse is as tiny as you.” to which Kim replies: “Oh my god the compliments!”
Watch the series of videos in the clip below.
Later, Khloe and a friend joke that Kim’s diet consisted of “celery, lettuce” and “different flavours of oxygen”.
“Kimberly, you’re literally, I can see through you,” says Khloe.
“Guys, I’m not that skinny,” Kim says, before divulging her weight in a disparaging way.
“I will say when I take out my hair extensions I am less.”
Khloe continues: “Your hair extensions, your ass, your tits, everything, they’re heavy, cause she’s f**king voluptuous. But she’s anorexic here [at her waist], her arms are like pin thin, they’re like my pinky.”
Fans shared their disbelief and frustration at the celebrity sisters’ disregard for their impressionable young fans and how they may interpret jokes about not eating and the delight in suggestions Kim has an eating disorder.
Someone just messaged me & said to check out Kim Kardashian’s insta stories, I did & can’t get over what I’ve seen. Kim K has clearly lost weight & her sisters are saying she looks anorexic to which Kim replied “thank you” THANK YOU!!!! Are you serious? ???? Absolutely gobsmacked!
— Zoë ???? (@MammafulZo) July 30, 2018
I’m sorry but Kim Kardashian being called “anorexic” by her sisters and her joyful reaction at that is actually disgusting
— Olivia (@oliviabarrett99) July 30, 2018
Kim Kardashian being obsessed with her sisters telling her she’s so skinny she looks anorexic on her Instagram story makes me want to throw my phone into outer space
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) July 29, 2018
Others pointed out that eating disorders are not glamourous and should not be used as compliments, including those who had suffered with the illness themselves.
re Kim Kardashian’s insta story-
‘you look anorexic’ NOT a compliment.
‘you look like you’re not eating’ NOT a compliment.
eating disorders are not fucking glamorous or complimentary so let’s stop treating them as such.
— ♥ rach ♥ (@rachredrum) July 30, 2018
Anorexia is a HORRIFIC reality of mental and physical torture that effects the individual and their loved ones, NOT A WAY TO DESCRIBE UR THIN FRIEND.
— chloe (@thechlodur) July 30, 2018
and being proud to be called anorexic is beyond offensive to someone who has spent 7 yrs of my existence trying to battle an eating disorder. You’re over there proud to hold that title and i’m giving my everything to live without it.
— chloe (@thechlodur) July 30, 2018
In case anyone else needs reminding, an eating disorder is a serious health issue.
As the Butterfly Foundation puts it on their website: “Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice or a cry for attention. Eating disorders are serious mental illness that have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness.”
About one in 25 Australians experience an eating disorder, many of whom suffer from depression or anxiety. Suicide rates for anorexia are 32 times higher than the general population.
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