Kim Kardashian apologises for her positive reaction to 'anorexic' label

  • 04/10/2018
The reality TV star relished in being called "so skinny".
The reality TV star relished in being called "so skinny". Photo credit: Getty Images.

Kim Kardashian has admitted she should have known better after facing backlash around insensitive weight comments she made in a video uploaded to social media. 

In the clip, the reality TV star, who is married to Kanye West, rejoiced at being called skinny by her sisters in an Instagram story before confessing she had dropped to 119 pounds (53kg).

The fragrance designer drew controversy from her followers who were angered by her disregard for people with eating disorders. Kardashian is overjoyed when she is accused of not eating.

When Kendall Jenner tells her that she is looking "so skinny", Kim replies: "What? What? Oh my God, thank you!"

Later in her videos, Kim bragged, "We're back to talking about how skinny I am," adding, "I'm not that skinny - I'm down to 119 pounds. I will say when I take out my hair extensions I am less."

Khloe goes on to tell Kim: "Your extensions, your ass, your tits, everything - they're heavy because she's f**king voluptuous, but she's anorexic here [her waist] and her arms are like pin thin like my pinky.

"Kimberly, I can see through you. I've never seen a skinnier person in my life."

This week the 37-year-old appeared on the first episode of the Pretty Big Deal with Ashley Graham podcast, expressing her regret about the comments and apologised if she had offended anyone.

"I 100 percent completely understand where people would be coming from that felt that way," the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said.

"My intention is never to offend anyone and I really apologise if I offended anyone," she said.

"I know people that have serious eating disorders that have been in and out of the hospital for 15 years, close people," she told the American model. "I've experienced it enough to have known better."

Kardashian shed some light on the context of which the comments were made, explaining she was with her family and forgot how her words may be interpreted.

"It was insensitive, you know - and it definitely wasn't my intention," she continued.

"And I think, especially my fans and everyone that was watching was supportive, like, 'OK, look, maybe you guys shouldn't have said that but I know what you were saying.'"