Kimora Lee Simmons is ticked off about rumors that she dropped her baby weight by starving herself skinny.
PopEater.com recently reported that Kimora lost 25 pounds by skipping out on a few meals. “I have shed the fat by not eating,” she supposedly told the site. “But I don’t like to tell the kids that so they think they shouldn’t eat.”
The story went on to explain that she hadn’t eaten in about two days before having a light breakfast and nibbling on things throughout the day. The fashion mogul quickly snapped back at claims that she was anorexic.
“This story led people to believe that I shed 25 lbs by not eating, which is completely ridiculous,” Kimora wrote in a statement on her blog. “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.”
In actuality, Kimora claims it took her nearly a year of following a regimen of diet and exercise to drop the 25 pounds. So, she’s insulted that anyone would suggest she trimmed down in an unhealthy way.
“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,” Kimora stated. “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.”
Kimora closed her blog enty by demanding that reporters be more responsible in their writing and give more consideration to how what they publish might affect their readers.
“There must be more accountability in reporting,” she wrote, “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?”
— Sonya Eskridge