Here’s How The Kardashians Are Supporting Eating Disorder Culture

An article from Women’s Health recently caught my attention as it discusses some insensitive comments that were made by the Kardashian siblings towards Kim, regarding her recent weight loss. The article reports that siblings Khloe and Kendall claimed Kim looks like a walking Face Tune doll, and according to other sources Kim’s Instagram stories), the siblings further remarked Kim looks anorexic.

Not only are the comments that were made by Kendall and Khloe incredibly inappropriate, the ways in which Kim handled their comments was supremely immature. Apparently, Kim is thrilled to be referred to as Anorexic, and although on a surface level her reaction may seem nonchalant, for those who have been impacted by an eating disorder, they are infuriating.

If you would like to claim that those of us who are bothered by the Kardashians and their attitude towards eating disorders are being overly sensitive, you’re entitled to your own opinion. But for me, personally, knowing that highly recognized public figures are perpetuating the normalization of eating disorders is extremely concerning. How many young girls and boys look up to these women and take their comments and opinions to heart? Who is to say that the comments recently made by these women won’t influence someone’s attitude towards food and dieting?

My infuriation towards these recent comments is not isolated, either:

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I encourage to check out this topic of conversation on social media, because a lot of people are calling Kim out on her bullshit.

The way in which Kim and her siblings address the severity of eating disorders not only normalizes them but further draws attention away from the fact that they are life-threatening mental health conditions. Anorexia and other eating disorders result in death for many of us who experience them, and to witness an ignorant woman perceiving Anorexia to be a compliment makes me want to vomit.

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