On Friday, Kim Kardashian took to Instagram and expressed sympathy for Britney Spears after watching the documentary–’Framing Britney Spears’– about the singer.
Sharing her own struggle with body shaming and the media, Kim went on to detail just how much it took a toll on her.
In part, she wrote, “The way the media played a big role in her life … can be very traumatizing and it can really break even the strongest person. “No matter how public someone’s life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgment for entertainment.”
Kim continued, “When I was pregnant with North I was suffering from preeclampsia, which made me swell uncontrollably. I gained 60 pounds and delivered almost 6 weeks early and 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 by the media.”
She also said, “I was shamed on a weekly basis with cover stories that made my insecurities so painful I couldn’t leave the house for months after. It really broke me.”
Kim ended her statement with, “I’m sharing this just to say I really hope everyone involved in the business of shaming and bullying someone to the point of breaking them down might reconsider and instead try to show some understanding and compassion. 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.”
Most recently, @USAToday reported that Britney Spears’ desire to finally be free of her father Jamie Spears as her conservator was just shut down in court. Judge Brenda Penny declined to grant Britney’s request to regain greater control over her life, her career and her $60 million fortune after 12 years under a conservatorship run by her father, with whom she has a very tumultuous relationship. According to Britney’s lawyer Samuel Ingham, this news is her worst nightmare and he recently spoke on her behalf to the judge.
“My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father,” Ingham told the judge. “She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.” Meanwhile, Jamie Spears is fighting back against his daughter’s claims. He believes that Britney is still not ready to resume running her own life, career and financial affairs, and that the career and millions she now has are because he has been so successful in managing her.