Khloe Kardashian has been accused of fat-shaming after feedback she made about individuals who battle with their weight in a 2019 interview resurfaced.
In October 2019, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star appeared on the podcast On Purpose with Jay Shetty, the place she spoke about psychological well being, health and wellness.
However, at one level in the course of the interview, the previous Revenge Body host made feedback criticising individuals who “won’t change their diet” that many have construed as fatphobic.
“I can’t stand people who are, like, eating a bucket of Haagen-Dazs ice cream and they are like: ‘I’m so fat,’” Kardashian mentioned. “And like, they won’t work out, they won’t change their diet, they won’t drink more water, they won’t whatever, but they’re complaining, complaining, complaining. I’m like, well, you’re always going to be in this victimised state because you’re literally not doing any… you’re not being self-aware.
“You’re not even looking at your own reflection saying: ‘Ok, what can I do to change things about myself?’ It’s everybody else’s fault.”
The clip of the interview, which was first shared on TikTok, went viral on Twitter after it was posted in response to a thread criticising the Good American founder for “unprovoked fat-shaming”.
The tweet, which was captioned: “I could not imagine publicly hating myself for years… just to do an interview like this. The disconnection from reality is deep… af,” has since been seen greater than 2.5m occasions and prompted an outpouring of criticism from viewers.
“She clearly does not understand the relationship with food many of us have and the struggle with it. Many of those people eating ice cream on the couch are the same people that yo-yo diet trying to get a result they were sold, fraudulently I may add,” one particular person tweeted.
Another mentioned: “I don’t know whether to feel mad at Khloe Kardashian or feel extremely bad for her and her internalised fatphobia.”
“Wow. This is so awful and sooo damaging for young people who look up to her,” another person wrote.
Others accused Kardashian of hypocrisy, after she lately fought to have an unfiltered photograph of herself faraway from the web and has been open about her use of filters and enhancing.
“Same woman that was mad her grandmother posted an unfiltered pic of her and tried to get it wiped from the internet,” one particular person wrote.
In April, Kardashian addressed the selection to have the photograph wiped from the web on her Instagram, the place she spoke candidly about struggles with physique picture.
“The photo that was posted this week is beautiful. But as someone who has struggled with body image her whole life, when some takes a photo of you that isn’t flattering in bad lighting or doesn’t capture your body the way it is after working so hard to get to this point – and then shares it with the world – you should have every right to ask for it to not be shared – regardless of who you are,” she wrote on the time.
While Kardashian has not addressed the resurfaced interview immediately, she tweeted well-wishes to her followers on Twitter on Saturday, writing: “I pray you all are surrounded by health, happiness, love and blessings. I pray you all live a life you’re proud of.”
In one other tweet posted the identical day, the truth star appeared to name out some of her followers, who she mentioned create “a narrative that fits what you choose to believe”.
“HA! Some of y’all really just make up anything and swear it’s the truth as if you know what’s going on. The truth is never good enough… or juicy enough. So you create a narrative that fits what you choose to believe,” she wrote.