"You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I've learned though my own experiences that it's always better to lead with kindness."

Credit: Courtesy of Kim Kardashian/Britney Spears/Instagram



The popular documentary "The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears" prompted Kim Kardashian to analyze her public persona.

The reality star's statement on Instagram stories discussed Spears' experiences of being treated with "cruelty" during her career and expressed empathy for the Pop Princess as she reflected back on her own experiences.

"So I finally watched the Britney Spears documentary this week and it made me feel a lot of empathy for her," Kardashian began. "The way the media played a big role in her life the way it did can be very traumatizing and it can really break even the strongest person.


Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears attend Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Richard Branson held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

"No matter how public someone's life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgement for entertainment," she added.

Kardashian talked about the challenges she faced during her first pregnancy with daughter North, including how her self-esteem and emotional health plummeted when her weight gain made national headlines.

"Looking back at my own experiences I remember a time when I felt this way," she shared. "When I was pregnant with North I was suffering from preeclampsia, which made me swell uncontrollably."


Credit: Courtesy of Kim Kardashian/Instagram

Kardashian, who initially gained the media's attention as Paris Hilton's friend and stylist, complained about the constant pressures to stay thin that she experienced.

"I gained 60lbs and delivered almost 6 weeks early and I cried every single day over what was happening to my body mainly from the pressures of being constantly compared to what society considered a healthy pregnant person should look like," she explained.

Kardashian then shared several gossip magazines with photos of her mid-pregnancy, pointing out her size and criticizing her outfits, called her fat, and poked fun at her "binge eating."


Credit: Courtesy of Kim Kardashian/Instagram

The KKW Beauty founder also posted a photo of her in a black and white shift dress while she was pregnant, in which she was mercilessly mocked with several memes that suggested she looked like Shamu the whale.

Kardashian confessed that it left her very insecure and worried that she couldn't bounce back. She was so traumatized that she couldn't leave her house for months afterward.

Despite this, the mother-of-four said that she overcame her frustrations and embarrassment by channeling them into inspiration, which ultimately led her to where she is today.


Credit: Courtesy of Kim Kardashian/Instagram

Kardashian continued that she is sharing this just to express a hope that everyone involved in the shaming and bullying of someone might rethink and instead try to show some sympathy and respect.

"You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I've learned though my own experiences that it's always better to lead with kindness," she concluded.

Following the release of "Framing Britney Spears," several stars have taken to social media to address the film's content. The documentary looks at Spears' rise to fame, her breakdown in 2007, and her state today under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears.





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