Kim Kardashian feels very “empathy” for Britney Spears after seeing “Framing Britney Spears”, which she says reminded her of being pregnant with her daughter North West.
“The way the media played a big role in her life … can be very traumatic, and it can really break even the strongest person,” Kardashian, 40, wrote via Instagram Stories on Friday. “No matter how public a person’s life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgment for entertainment.”
“When I was pregnant with Nord, I suffered from preeclampsia, which made me swell uncontrollably,” she continued. “I gained 60 pounds and delivered almost 6 weeks early, and I cried every single day about what was happening to my body, mainly from the pressure of being constant compared to how society viewed a healthy pregnant person to look ̵
“Framing Britney Spears” highlighted how Spears, now 39, was unfairly investigated in the media from a young age in relation to her male colleagues. Kardashian added Friday that when she looks back on her own experiences in the public eye, she could “remember a time when I felt it.”
The New York Times / Hulu documentary also showed some of the setbacks that her father, Jamie Spears, has received due to the singers’ ongoing conservatism battle. Since its release in February, many celebrities have spoken out for the #FreeBritney movement, which opposes her conservatory, and others, such as Spears’ ex Justin Timberlake, have issued public apologies for their earlier remarks about the pop star.
In 2019, Kardashian revealed that criticism of her very pregnant appearance at her first Met Gala in 2013 drove her to tears. “I went home crying for insecurity,” she wrote on Twitter.
“I was ashamed every week with cover stories that made my insecurity so painful that I could not leave the house for several months after,” the now-mother wrote to four on Friday. “It really bothered me.”
In 2013, in response to tabloids examining her pregnancy weight, Kardashian said: “There are maybe two or three covers right this week that say I’m 200 pounds. “I’m like, ‘You’re 60 pounds from here’ … It would not even bother me if I gained all the weight. ‘
KKW Beauty CEO now says she “thankfully” turned these difficulties into “motivation”, but added, “believing this did not cost me mentally would be a lie.”
“I share this just to say that I really hope that everyone involved in shame and bullying of someone to the point where they break down might reconsider and instead try to show understanding and compassion,” she concluded. “You just never quite know what someone is going through behind the scenes, and I have learned through my own experiences that it is always better to lead with kindness.”