Kim Kardashian said she could understand how Britney Spears was treated by the public and the media after the reality TV star watched the documentary “Framing Britney Spears”.
The 40-year-old founder of Skims revealed that she now feels “a lot of empathy” for Spears and has realized how similar their travels are.
“The way the media played such a big part in her life as they did can be very traumatic and can really break even the strongest person. No matter how public a person’s life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgment. for entertainment, ”Kardashian wrote on her Instagram Friday.
The KKW Beauty mogul then recalled when she was pregnant with her eldest daughter North.
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“I was suffering from preeclampsia, which made me swell uncontrollably. I gained 60 pounds and gave birth almost 6 weeks earlier and cried every day over what was happening to my body, mainly from the pressure of constantly being compared to what society considered to be a pain. the pregnant person should look like – besides being compared to Shamu the whale by the media, ”she reflected.
Kardashian admitted that looking at pictures of herself online or in magazines, she felt “in danger”.
“I was ashamed every week with cover stories that made my insecurities so painful that I couldn’t leave the house for months afterwards. It really broke me, ”she continued.
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The TV producer said she channeled her negative feelings about herself into “motivation,” but that time had an impact on her mental health.
“I’m sharing this just to say that I really hope everyone involved in the business of shame and bullying to the point of breaking it down could reconsider and instead try to be understanding and compassionate,” concluded Kardashian. “You never really know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I’ve learned from my own experiences that it’s always best to lead with kindness.”
Dozens of celebrities have spoken out in defense of the Spears following the release of the documentary which drew renewed attention to the singer’s superstar falls and the battle for guardianship.
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The New York Times program has also led fans of the star to speak out against Justin Timberlake and Diane Sawyer for the way they have treated the pop star in the past. Additionally, the unauthorized doc aided in those calling for Spears’ release from his tutelage.
Guardianship – a legal guardianship giving her father, Jamie Spears, control of his finances and daily life – has sparked the “#FreeBritney” movement with fans calling for his release from the legal deal.
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In February, a judge ruled that Spears would remain under trusteeship overseen by his father Jamie and Bessemer Trust Co.
Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.