Kim Kardashian Apologizes for Her ‘Insensitive’ Remarks About Weighing 119 Pounds

Kim Kardashian has admitted she made a mistake. On October 3, the reality star finally apologized for bragging in a July Instagram story that she weighed 119 pounds — a comment that outraged fans and celebrities alike.

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Kim Kardashian attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. Chesnot/WireImage

“I 100 percent completely understand where people would be coming from that felt that way,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared on the first episode of Ashley Graham’s podcast, “Pretty Big Deal.” “My intention is never to offend anyone and I really apologize if I offended anyone.”

The KKW Beauty founder, 37, also acknowledged that her comments could have been triggering and dangerous for those with conditions including anorexia and bulimia. “I know people that have serious eating disorders that have been in and out of the hospital for 15 years, close people,” she said. “So, I’ve been through, I’ve experienced it enough to have known better.”

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Kim Kardashian West attends Christie’s x What Goes Around Comes Around 25th Anniversary Auction Preview at What Goes Around Comes Around on August 21, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for What Goes Around Comes Around

In the offending video, Kim’s model sister, Kendall Jenner, noted, “I’m really concerned, ’cause I don’t think you’re eating. Like, you look so skinny.” A delighted Kim gushed in response, “Oh my god. Thank you!”

Khloe Kardashian also chimed in. “I’ve never seen a human being look as good as you — you are a walking Facetune doll,” she noted, before praising her older sister for looking “anorexic.”

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Kim Kardashian and a friend seen out in Manhattan on June 13, 2017 in New York City. Robert Kamau/GC Images

Fans and stars immediately responded by both shaming Kim and sharing their own body confidence struggles and painful weight stories. Emmy Rossum shared her weight story on Instagram, writing, “The only time I was 119 pounds is when I had MONO. On a magazine shoot and everyone was ‘freaking out over how good’ I looked. I had lost ten pounds and was gaunt and sick and felt faint … It totally messed with my head … You never know what someone is going through. If you’re having a tough time with body image, I promise you’re beautiful and this feeling will pass.”

While the 5-foot-3 star admitted her comments were “insensitive,” she explained to Graham that she’d worked hard over the past year to get in shape and was proud of her efforts: “I… lost 20 pounds and it hasn’t been easy.”

And the entrepreneur, wed to Kanye West, has no plans to stop sharing her fitness journey online — at least the healthy portions of it. “I actually just feel healthy and strong and confident, so I just want to post it.”

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