I just spotted this magazine cover at my local drug store today and thought…”here we go again!”
First, um, didn’t Kim Kardashian’s trainer Tracy Anderson just reveal recently that she wouldn’t even start working with Kim until her doctor gave her the 6-week okay? That would make it so they started working out seriously last Saturday. But here we have a magazine claiming she’s been working out like crazy since dropping the baby.
We’re pretty certain she doesn’t want to rip her C-section scars open, rupture, bleed in and die, leaving her child mom-less.
Besides, Anderson also revealed that Kardashian is breastfeeding which is known to burn up to 500 calories per day. It would be virtually impossible to subsist on 800 calories (1200 minus 500) a day while undergoing grueling 3-hour work outs.
Unless Kardashian and/or Anderson have been lying about the breastfeeding and/or on waiting 6 weeks to exercise, this could be another case of yet another gossip magazine putting ridiculous exaggerated claims about new celebrity moms dropping their baby weight SUPER fast and slapping an image of them in a bikini.
And it’s not just print magazines either.
Just this March, several online versions of magazines went with a story saying Holly Madison had dropped 40 pounds in 2 weeks. Madison herself had to later speak up on her blog and say ‘not true’ and explain she was wearing corsets to cinch her waist and help her get back down to her pre-pregnancy size.
All it does, as we’ve mentioned HERE and HERE and HERE before is put on a false presentation to average moms and tells them 1) that rapid post-pregnancy weight loss is normal or average; and 2) they can do it too and if they don’t then there’s something wrong with them. It also excludes facts that even if a celeb mom got down that fast, she likely had help from unethical post-c-section tummy stapling surgery, diet pills, or hours of expensive personal training and delivered meals.
Tactics like that to sell magazines have been accused of contributing to pregorexia, a condition where women starve themselves when pregnant to stay thin and not gain too much weight. They also fuel male-dominated run sites like TMZ to call actress Bryce Dallas-Howard fat simply because she chose to take her time to drop the weight and not abandon her kid with the nanny to spend all her time exercising to peel off the weight super fast, as Tia Mowry once noted. Others claim a celebrity must be pregnant again if they see her months after baby was born and still not super slim as before.
Just last weekend, we reported about the push to boycott OK magazine for publishing a story about Kate Middleton losing her baby weight a mere DAY after she gave birth.
They have the effect of tainting and poisoning the minds of not just women, but men, employers, and others who may look at a woman funny if she doesn’t snap back into shape after baby. After all, look how fast Kim did it!
So good to see, in the protest, that consumers are finally pushing back against the ridiculousness. It’s also refreshing when some fans speak out if they notice their favorite celeb mom has lost too much weight in their estimation.