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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian recently declared during a radio interview with an Atlanta-based deejay, “I don’t have a problem telling people, ‘Hey, look, I have cellulite!’
“I do everything I can in my power to fix it. I never said cellulite was cute,” she explained. “But I have it. I embrace it, I’m okay with it!”
Kardashian, 29, has been the unofficial, self-appointed spokeswoman for “sexy cellulite” ever since Complex magazine accidentally posted an un-retouched photograph of her dimpled thighs on its website in March 2009.
No doubt it’s endearing that the actress is so candid. But shouldn’t we all cool it with the critiques of her body? It’s lush and curvaceous – visually, she’s undeniably a knockout, and an antidote to the anorexic waif physique that’s been in vogue for years. So why do people, women included, still snipe at any minor physical imperfection of hers?
And Kim’s not the only Kardashian sis to feel the head-to-toe glare of public scrutiny. Older sibling Kourtney, 30, recently made one of her first high-profile appearances since giving birth to son Mason Dash on Dec. 14. The paparazzi pics show a reality star who is, understandably, a bit heavier than she once was. Yet several blog commenters bash the new mom, calling her "fat." A little harsh, considering she just gave birth a month ago!
Kim, for one, seems to take the ribbing about her zaftig silhouette in stride. "How many people do you think are photoshopped? It happens all the time!” she wrote on her blog after “Cellulite Gate” broke last spring. "I'm proud of my body and my curves and this picture coming out is probably helpful for everyone to see that just because I am on the cover of a magazine doesn't mean I'm perfect."
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