Is THIN back in? Fat activist says Kim Kardashian's new 'tiny' figure will start harmful trend
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Kim Kardashian, famous for her curvaceous figure, has now come under attack for her drastic weight loss. The 41-year-old has recently been sporting a skinnier physique which has raised concerns among people, including fat activist, Dani Adriana who fear the 'viral effect' of the celebrity's extreme weight loss.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Dani, who is a Fat Peer Support Facilitator and Counselling Student, opined that Kim's transition to skinniness could see more and more people aspiring for a similar figure. Such a trend would have dangerous effects on the body positivity movement. The same belief has been shared by several others, with people taking to Twitter to slam the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star. At the same time, there are others defending her choice to lose weight if she wants.
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Every time i see these pics on the TL I’m stunned because thin is in again and it worries me. My early 2000s PTSD is creeping up. pic.twitter.com/0oaZwqBKE0— samantha bush (@takeyourzoloft) September 21, 2022
Sharing two images for comparison, one user wrote, "Every time I see these pics on the TL I’m stunned because thin is in again and it worries me. My early 2000s PTSD is creeping up." In this light, Dani emphasized how the physical transformation of influential celebrities can "herald new waves of body trends in and out." "Body trends seem to fluctuate just like swings of political affiliations or social movements," she said, adding, "With Kim's body looking different I don't think it's a jump to say that it may influence a thinner aspirational body type coming back in."
The outlet also reports that as a young teenager, Dani would paste pictures of the SSKN founder, who she looked up to because she was curvier than the other celebrities at the time. "While we should never shame anyone for body changes of any kind, as it's none of our f*****g business, the obsession with thinness and how that impacts fat people is a very real consequence of 'thin is in'," added Dani.
This is not the first time the reality TV star has come under the scanner for setting unrealistic body standards. Earlier this year, she admitted to losing 16 lbs through a rigorous diet plan in order to fit into Marilyn Monroe's dress for the 2022 Met Gala. People had been shocked by her admission and criticized her for promoting such toxic diet culture that encourages non-sustainable eating habits.
Dani also remarked that while Kim "doesn't owe us anything" she has certainly "created a brand of her looks." As a result, the SKIMS magnate should be aware of her influence on products that promote weight loss while actually harming one's health. "I have more of a problem with her alignment to diet culture than how her own body looks," stresses the activist who believes that such trends will add to the "underlying fat phobia of our society."
Additionally, dietician Susie Burrell also spoke to the outlet, saying that people need to be reminded of the fact that celebrities are infamous for posting pictures that are heavily edited and don't truly portray reality. Moreover, billionaires such as Kim have the best guidance during such weight loss regimens, including trainers, chefs and nutritionists. At the same time, people's bodies are built differently. "It is not possible to change body size unless your genetics will allow it. For example, Kim Kardashian has a tiny, tiny waist," she points out, adding, "Most people will never be able to get their waist this small no matter how hard they diet and exercise - its genetics."
"As if Kim Kardashian was ever not thin... She may have had implants but she has still always been thin," wrote one person on Twitter, defending the fashion icon. Nevertheless, there were others who did not feel the same. "The bombshell figure you’ve had your whole career until now is gone. Now you look like a bobble head because you aren’t naturally that thin. You no longer look confident and sexy. You look bony and frail," wrote someone else.
As if Kim Kardashian was ever not thin... She may have had implants but she has still always been thin. https://t.co/fqrUiWAZV0— KB (@Kalezzz629) September 22, 2022
The bombshell figure you’ve had your whole career until now is gone. Now you look like a bobble head because you aren’t naturally that thin. You no longer look confident and sexy. You look bony and frail.— mich (@Peazero33) September 28, 2022