Earlier today Kimora Lee Simmons (Ms. Fabulosity) came under attack for making a seemlisly harmless comment about her recent weight loss. When asked how she managed to lose 25 pounds, she responded “I lost the weight by NOT EATING” While the comment was said in good fun, it was completly taken out of context. Kimora later fired back on her blog saying:
I just wanted to take a moment to address a story about my recent weight loss that began circulating today. This story led people to believe that I shed 25 lbs by not eating, which is completely ridiculous. I am a mother of three young children, two of whom are girls and Iâ€™m trying to raise them with a healthy body image. Itâ€™s taken me almost a year to lose close to 25 lbs and I did it through healthy diet and exercise. So yes, Iâ€™m a bit smaller, but still curvy and 100% healthy and proud of my body and the time it has taken me to undergo this personal journey for myself. Iâ€™m not one of those â€œsuperstar momsâ€ who lost all their baby weight in a week. So, yes, Iâ€™m upset about the innuendo because I just canâ€™t win. In the past year there have been numerous rumors about my weight â€” first I was attacked for being a size 10, now Iâ€™m anorexic? Iâ€™m a real woman and I represent real women. I believe that people are beautiful at any size, color or weight. The way this article was promoted is unfortunate â€” what a silly way to sensationalize a story, especially when you know young people will be reading it. There must be more accountability in reporting, especially considering the far reaching impact on girls and young women who are exposed to this kind of misleading information on a daily basis. What kind of example is that setting for them?
What do yall think?