Kim Kardashian Takes One Step Forward & Two Steps Back on Cellulite

Kim Kardashian Takes One Step Forward & Two Steps Back on Cellulite - TheBlackPurple

When we wrote recently about Kim Kardashian and her seeming acceptance of the cellulite that appeared in photos on her Instagram account, and just about everywhere else in the media, we were a little hesitant at first. We didn’t want to be part of the media hordes who seem to document every move made by a person who’s famous only for being famous.

But we appreciated the fact that, for someone who more or less makes a living on her appearance, Kardashian was willing to offer candid images, cellulite and all, to the world.

Considering all the recent efforts to encourage a healthier attitude towards cellulite, to accept it for what it is – a perfectly normal condition – we thought the ‘endorsement’ from such a high-profile personality was really helpful.

Kardashian even seemed to offer her own healthy outlook on cellulite when she said “I have cellulite, just like almost every other woman on the planet. And just because I feel secure with my body doesn’t mean I think cellulite is cute! It will always be an issue for me. So let’s just say it’s a work in progress!”.

The combination of the unfiltered photos and healthy attitude seemed like a big step forward for more acceptance of cellulite.

Then Kardashian Took Two Steps Back

More recently, Kardashian has claimed that the cellulite images were photoshopped to make her cellulite look worse. In an interview on ‘The View’, Kardashian had this to say about the photos showing her cellulite: “I was already not feeling like myself and then when people were like sharpening them and making them look way worse, and then those were going around, I was like ‘Okay, I’m going to get it together’ and I started working out with this bodybuilder girl.”

First, knowing the media’s hunger for attention and ratings, the photos of Kardashian probably were altered. So why are we saying that her stating the obvious is a step backward for the acceptance of cellulite?

Even more than saying the photos made her cellulite look ‘worse’, meaning it’s bad to begin with, saying that she needs to ‘get it together’ by working on the cellulite implies that anyone with cellulite doesn’t ‘have it together’.

If you’re one of the over 90% of women with cellulite, you don’t need to ‘get it together’, you’re already there simply by taking steps to embrace it. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to do something about it if doing so makes you feel better.

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