Teaching your kids about body positivity is always important. As they grow up, they are bombarded with images about what is “perfect” and how people “should” look. For people that grow up in Hollywood, this is only heightened.
Many celebrities are beginning to speak out about being body positive, and it’s sparked a trend. Alicia Keys has vowed to not wear makeup anymore and only go with natural beauty on red carpets. Kelly Clarkson has also spoken out about how being pressured to stay thin was something she struggled with when starting out. The American Idol winner revealed that she contemplated suicide at the height of her fame.
“When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself,” Clarkson said. “I was miserable, like, inside and out, for four years of my life. But, no one cared, because aesthetically you make sense.”
But one family who constantly talks about positivity is the Kardashians. Regardless of how you feel about them, the famous family is constantly talking about positive messages being sent about beauty and beauty standards.
Kim Kardashian-West has been known to post nude and semi-nude shots on her social media accounts, and often gets criticized for her choice. However, the mom of three doesn’t understand the issue.
“In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives,” she wrote. “I don’t do drugs, I hardly drink, I’ve never committed a crime—and yet I’m a bad role model for being proud of my body?”
Kim’s not wrong. Posting images she feels confident in is absolutely her choice and if you don’t like them, stop following her. It’s not like she’s a children’s icon who is being looked up to. People frequenting her Instagram page should be aware of the content that will be posted, it’s not new.
However, Kim’s most recent Instagram post raised some eyebrows when they realized who was in it.