Helena Christensen Defends Kim Kardashian: Criticizing A Pregnant Woman’s Body Is ‘Despicable’
First Published: March 30, 2013 5:25 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images, Startraks Photo
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Helena Christensen is coming to the defense of Kim Kardashian.
In an open letter posted on Huffington Post, the 44-year-old supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel blasted the criticism of the reality star’s changing baby body.
“It is disgusting and despicable the way that certain media constantly harass the pregnant Kim Kardashian,” Helena wrote. “It’s enough that they persistently project a negative focus on women’s physical shapes; but a public bullying and attacking of a pregnant woman because of her growing shape is just lower than low.”
The 32-year-old mom-to-be, who is due in July, has been called “fat” and likened to a whale in recent weeks.
As a mother herself, Helena (who has a 13-year-old son with “The Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus) said mocking a woman’s pregnant body should always be off limits.
“Whatever else the tabloid-media feel a sick need to spew out of their venomous bowels, let that be their lame choice. But there should be some moral compass. It doesn’t matter who the woman is or what she does,” she wrote. “No one should ever be publicly judged for their body, but to attack an expecting mother is sacrilegious and just plain wrong. A pregnant woman should not be criticized for her shape, period!!”
Kim also opened about being criticized for adding a few pounds during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Thursday.
“I mean, what do you expect? I hope I gain weight. I’m a little heavy,” she said. “There’s just more to love right now.”
Adding, “I have the rest of my life to be skinny and to lose weight and I’m not really worrying about it. If I have a craving I’ll go for it.”
-- Erin O’Sullivan
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