16 November 2022

‘The Kardashians’: Fans are turning off the show due to Kim and Khloé’s “triggering” obsession with weight loss

‘The Kardashians’: Fans are turning off the show due to Kim and Khloé’s “triggering” obsession with weight loss

Fans of The Kardashians have expressed their distaste for Kim and Khloé Kardashian’s obsession with weight loss, with some even switching off the Hulu show.

The issue has been going on since last September, where fans voiced that they felt uncomfortable with Khloé’s gleeful reaction to being called “super skinny.” In a scene that shocked fans, Kim told Khloé that their sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, had texted her to say that they were concerned about Khloé’s weight loss. 

“You look very skinny… I will say that Kendall and Kylie — not that I’m trying to out them — but they did text me and say that they were a little concerned for you because you’re really skinny,” Kim explained. “I said, ‘I think she’s a bit stressed.'”

Khloé appeared to be elated by the comment, barely being able to hold back a smile. “And Kendall said it?” she said with a grin. “The model?!”

“Kendall said it,” Kim replied. “I said, ‘No, guys, she’s fine,’ and I said, ‘You absolutely have every right to be concerned, but I’m telling you she’s fine.'” Although, Khloé seemingly ignored her family’s concern. Later in the same episode, Khloé and Kendall made viewers even more uncomfortable as they repeated, “you’re so skinny” to each other while embracing. Discussing the episode after it aired, fans said that it was “so fucking sad” to see Khloé care so much about her size. And this is a sentiment that was widely shared, with Khloé making no secret of her body image battle following her family’s rise to fame in 2007.

In addition to her joy at being so slim that she had sparked concern, last week’s episode of The Kardashians saw Khloé glow as she was praised for being “skinnier” than supermodels. Khloé was trying on her outfit for this year’s Met Gala when Kim looked at her body and said, “Skinny Minnie,” before repeatedly praising how “beautiful” she looked. As the stylists tightened a corset around her waist, Khloé confessed, “I can’t breathe, but that’s fine,” to which Kim responded: “You don’t need to breathe.” Moschino fashion designer Jeremy Scott then said: “your measurements are skinnier than the model’s measurements. You should know that that little waist is teensy itsy bitsy.”

During the same episode, Kim also documented her controversial extreme weight loss efforts to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s dress for her own Met look. Kim appeared to be struggling as she was filmed working out on a treadmill in a sweat suit, where she told the camera: “I have this sauna suit, and I put it on, and it makes you just sweat. Even if it’s water weight, it’ll help.”

The star faced huge backlash when she boasted about how many pounds she’d dropped during a red carpet interview at the Met – and viewers have now admitted that they were forced to switch off the episode after finding the constant weight loss talk “triggering.”

One disappointed fan shared a clip from Khloé’s dress fitting to TikTok and admitted: “I had to stop watching this episode because it was all about weight from the Marilyn Monroe dress to including that Khloe’s measurements are smaller than the models they usually dress. It’s all so disgusting and unhealthy.” And it wasn’t long before the video racked up over 150,000 likes — with several people flocking to the comment section to share their thoughts.

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I had to stop watching this episode because it was all about weight from the Marilyn Monroe dress to including that Khloe’s measurements are smaller than the models they usually dress. Its all so disgusting and unhealthy. 😳😤 #bodyimageproblems #bodyimagehealing #edrecovery #kardashians #kardashianshulu #khloekardashian #kimkardashian #weightloss #dietculture #mentalhealthawareness #celebritytiktok #popculture

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“I like the Kardashians, I really do, but this season all they did was call each other skinny like it was all that mattered,” one fan wrote.

“They are obsessing over being super skinny in this new series and I’m over it, honestly,” another added.

While Kim and Khloé are being called out for their damaging approach to body image, their older sister Kourtney has won praise from viewers for her body positivity. This season, Kourtney opened up about gaining weight while undergoing IVF treatment and how it often sparks speculation that she is pregnant. 

On the show, Kourtney admitted that she is “so into” her “thicker body” before adding: “I love being curvier, it’s just channelling that queen energy and embracing the woman that I am.”

  • Writer Chris Saunders
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