It’s not for you to decide

It’s not for you, for me, or for the media to decide whether or not Khloe Kardashian is too thin.

I don’t usually talk much about the Kardashian family or any celebrities for that matter but this is a PRIME example of such a huge problem that gets overlooked everyday.

A headline popped up on one of my social media pages today “Has Khloe gone too far?” along with a selfie she had taken showing off her waistline. Now before I go any further I understand that if someone is going to an unhealthy extreme we may have a duty as a family member or friend to step in. But that is not what this situation is. This is completely different.

For so long it was no secret that Khloe was bashed for being “fat”, “too thick”, or “the ugly sister”. Recently she had changed her diet and started exercising and lost quite a bit of weight. Suddenly in the eyes of every one watching she was HOT. Didn’t last long though until now, when we are going to go right back to bashing her only this time we’re going to tell her she’s too skinny. Has she gone too far?
WE DON’T GET TO DECIDE IF SHE HAS GONE TOO FAR. We don’t get to decide if she’s too skinny or too thick. You and I don’t get to decide that for anyone but ourselves and it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach that THIS is news?!

I get to decide at what weight/size I look and feel my best, and the same goes for every one else. Why as a society are we so quick to jump on people for being different shapes and sizes. I know there’s people reading this thinking “yeah, but that’s what you sign up for when you’re famous.” And to you I say that’s a pathetic excuse. There is never any reason for body shaming, celebrity or not. We as women know how hard it is to live in a world obsessed with diets, unrealistic expectations of beauty, and body shaming. Why are we making it harder for each other?!

To any women reading this now, I hope you know others words and opinions don’t matter. I hope you’ll think twice before commenting on another women’s body. I hope you’ll work each day to empower others and love them for who they are. I hope as women we can stop shaming and start embracing.