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).