Kim Kardashian Says Her Swimsuit Photo Was a ‘Big Middle Finger’ To Pregnancy Weight Critics
In an interview with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show (via Zap2It), Kim Kardashian revealed that she was hurt by the negative reaction to her weight gain during her pregnancy. She gained fifty pounds while pregnant with her daughter North West.
She said: “It really changed me a lot. It really did affect me, for me to act like it didn’t … It really hurt my soul. I was gaining weight because I was pregnant and it was just really hard to read all these stories and hear all these nasty things.“
She also revealed that she didn’t stay out of the spotlight because of wanting to wait until her body was slimmer, just that she’s more private now that she’s a parent.
She added: “I just don’t need that energy. I’d rather be in a happy place when I’m home … I definitely try to live more of a private life because of, because they were so nasty. It’s like, why even go out as much just to put yourself in that position?“
Finally, she revealed how she got Kanye West to agree to let her put the photo online. She said: “I was like ‘Babe, can I post this up? This is like my big middle finger to the world on everyone that called me fat’.“