Khloe Kardashian finds herself constantly on the pages of tabloid news. After all, her family banks on making new headlines on a daily basis. Khloe seems to take all the ridicule and uncalled for criticisms to stride, but if there is one thing that the reality star feels strongly about, it’s being labeled as plus-size.
Khloe Kardashian Resents Being Called ‘Plus-Size’
In an interview with Fortune‘s Leena Rao for the magazine’s annual Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, Khloe Kardashian was blunt about her feelings on being labeled as plus-size. She attended the live event to discuss her thoughts toward the issue as well as to promote her upcoming denim line, which caters to curvy women.
“I used to be someone that they labeled as plus-size,” she said candidly. “F–k that. I don’t want to be called that. I’m a woman with curves, and what I would say was average size at the time. I was very proud of who I was. I felt so shamed at the time to go into boutiques and denim shopping. It was something that was super hard for me.”
Khloe Kardashian has always been proud of her body, even when it got to the point where finding clothes that fit her was difficult. She even found herself comparing her body to her more petite sisters Kim and Kourtney. She opened up about the overwhelming feeling of embarrassment when shopping with them. Despite the public bullying by social media and tabloid magazines, Khloe Kardashian has remained positive about her body even refusing to acknowledge the word “big.”
“When I was bigger, you couldn’t tell me I was big, and I still don’t think I was big. I know I was bigger than I am now, but I was like, ‘I am sexy, and hot, and I want to be in a body-con dress and a pair of jeans,’ and that was just me. I think you should be comfortable and confident in your own skin,” she said. “But when I used to go shopping with my sisters, we would go to boutiques, and we liked the high-end denim. And I remember if I needed like a 31, they would be like, ‘Oh, 31, let me go check in the back,’ and come back like, ‘We don’t have that size here.’ It would always make me feel super embarrassed to go shopping with my sisters, who are petite.”
Aside from Khloe Kardashian, other famous personalities have been outspoken about their opinions on body image as well. Model Stefania Ferraro famously fronted the movement #DropThePlus and publicly refused to be labeled as a plus-size model. Amy Schumer also shrugged off the term after Glamour magazine labeled her plus-size for their “Chic at Any Size” issue. The actress stressed that at a size 8, she should not be classified as plus-size.
As someone who is constantly bullied for her looks, Khloe Kardashian insists that she has always remained content with her body no matter what size she is.
“I love me big, and I love me small, I don’t have a problem with me either way,” she said. “I’m living a more healthy lifestyle where I like to be active and focus on working out.. . . I don’t think a 31 is even a big size.”