Kim Kardashian criticised for taking anorexic label as a compliment

Kim Kardashian has come under fire for celebrating her nickname as the famous family’s anorexic sister. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star posted a video on Instagram Story on Sunday (29Jul18), in which her sisters Khloe and Kendall Jenner gush…

Kim Kardashian has come under fire for celebrating her nickname as the famous family’s anorexic sister.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star posted a video on Instagram Story on Sunday (29Jul18), in which her sisters Khloe and Kendall Jenner gushed over her slim frame.

Jenner told the 38 year old she is “really concerned” about her unhealthy weight, adding, “I don’t think you’re eating… You look so skinny. My purse is as tiny as you!”

Kim beamed and said, “Oh my God, the compliments!”

Meanwhile, new mum Khloe also asked Kim if she has been shedding too many pounds, noting she appears “really skinny” and exclaiming, “I’ve never seen a skinnier person in my life”.

“You guys, I’m not that skinny!” Kanye West’s wife fired back. “I’m down to 119 pounds. I will say when I take out my hair extensions I am less.”

“But she’s anorexic here,” Khloe said pointing at her sister’s waist. “Her arms are like pin thin, they’re like my pinky.”

The video exchange prompted fans to express outrage over the way the three women appeared to place value on extreme thinness.

“If someone says you look so skinny that they don’t think you’re eating that is NOT A COMPLIMENT to gloat about to your millions of followers that are majority young girls (sic),” one social media user posted on Twitter.

Members of the band Best Coast also shared their discomfort with the troubling comments.

“Kim Kardashian being obsessed with her sisters telling her she’s so skinny she looks anorexic on her Instagram story makes me want to throw my phone into outer space,” the group wrote on Twitter.

Kim was met with a similar response in May (18), when she took to the photo sharing platform to promote an appetite suppressant lollipop from the diet brand Flat Tummy Co.

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