Kimora Lee: “This is ridiculous”

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Kimora Lee recently revealed to Pop Eater how she shed 25 pounds. The 35-year-old designer admitted “I shed the fat by not eating. But I don’t like to tell the kids that so they think they shouldn’t eat.” (Note: That’s a quote.)

The mother of three went on to change her tune, a bit, saying of course she eats (uh huh) she just watches her portion sizes. “I watch my portions, and I eat leaner proteins and vegetables and stuff like that.”

Well obviously after the quote of her admitting she doesn’t eat went viral, she’s been getting a lot of flack for it. And she’s released a statement on her website titled “THIS IS RIDICULOUS”:

I just wanted to take a moment to address a story about my recent weight loss that began circulating today. This story led people to believe that I shed 25 lbs by not eating, which is completely ridiculous. I am a mother of three young children, two of whom are girls and I’m trying to raise them with a healthy body image. It’s taken me almost a year to lose close to 25 lbs and I did it through healthy diet and exercise. So yes, I’m a bit smaller, but still curvy and 100% healthy and proud of my body and the time it has taken me to undergo this personal journey for myself. I’m not one of those “superstar moms” who lost all their baby weight in a week. So, yes, I’m upset about the innuendo because I just can’t win. In the past year there have been numerous rumors about my weight — first I was attacked for being a size 10, now I’m anorexic? I’m a real woman and I represent real women. I believe that people are beautiful at any size, color or weight. The way this article was promoted is unfortunate — what a silly way to sensationalize a story, especially when you know young people will be reading it. There must be more accountability in reporting, especially considering the far reaching impact on girls and young women who are exposed to this kind of misleading information on a daily basis. What kind of example is that setting for them?

I like how she’s turned this around and made the story “ridiculous”. Isn’t it her own fault she’s in this boat? She TOLD Pop Eater I shed the fat by not eating. Maybe she was joking, and it was taken seriously when she meant to be sarcastic, but its no one’s fault but her own that she’s in trouble. What’s ridiculous is that she would have joked about not eating in the first place (if it was, in fact, a joke – and not the truth).

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Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 2:14pm
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April 14th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

This IS ridiculous. When I lost a bunch of weight last year, friends would ask me how I did it. I joked, too, that it was “Not eating… exercising more?” I know EXACTLY what she meant. What I was trying to say, and what I’m assuming she is too – is that there is no magic trick or easy way to lose weight. It’s simple science, less food in, more calories out. You do not get to eat when trying to lose weight – or at least not like you’d want. I’m tired of hearing from celebs that they eat everything they want and are a size 00. THAT is ridiculous.

April 14th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Don’t eat bread or drink sodas and fruit juices.. lose weight fast. Very little pasta and rice, baked small white or red potatoes instead, it’s easy.

April 15th, 2011 at 7:25 am

She should have clarified in the first place. I won’t hate on her, because it was most likely a natural spontaneous remark that most people who have lost weight would say, but if she had thought for one moment before she answered. There are teen girls who are starving themselves to death because of thoughtless remarks of celebrities and the unrealistic images of perfection that the celebrity media portray. The covers I hate the most are the National Inquirer’s Stars with cellulite–like only normal people are supposed to have it.

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