Demi Lovato Says Kim Kardashian Revolutionized Beauty. Agree Or Disagree?

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Plenty of people talk about Kim Kardashian in relation to her physical appearance, and we’re quite sure the reality star and wife of Kanye West is no stranger to being criticized about her body. But one celebrity has spoken publicly about Kim in a way maybe others were afraid to, because it involves female empowerment of some sort.

Singer Demi Lovato, who has been open about her own body struggles and even went into depth at the recent MTV VMAs, called Ms. Kardashian-West (as she now goes by on Twitter) a revolutionary. She spoke with Access Hollywood recently saying nothing but positive things about Kim and the rest of the female members of the Kardashian clan. Yes we know, it’s a first!

But to be honest, if the Kardashians are going to bombard our culture and media, we might as well find the positives in it, right? Demi believes Kim and a few other major celebs are responsible for allowing more women to feel confident in their curvy bodies.

“I really credit women like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian… [they] completely revolutionized what our generation’s view of perception of what beautiful is and I really think that they had a huge impact on that. You can think whatever you want about the Kardashians, but they really did help tons of women feel comfortable in their own skin and I like to carry that message on,” said Demi.And she doesn’t stop there…

“Look at J.Lo, look at Scarlett Johansson, Sophia Vergara, Beyonce – who I don’t really consider human, she is more like a goddess – they have amazing figures it’s more realistic and achievable.”

There are far too many magazines, blogs and news stories about female celebrities which focus on their bodies in an unhealthy way. It sends a mad message to young women and also reinforces the stereotype that women should only be valued for their bodies. This is the very thing that has affected Demi, and only now is she in a position to share her struggles with the media, in the hope that it might give hope to other girls.

“When I was growing up and when I was a pre-teen, the people that I had to look up to [for] body image [were] extremely underweight… [They] were all very bony at that time and that was the in thing,” she said.

“I look back at that and I think you know what, I may have been thinner, but I am so happy that I am healthy today and I have curves which are a lot more sexier than what I was aiming for. I think curves are beautiful and I feel great.”

To focus on Kim Kardashian for a minute, being one of the most talked about humans on earth must come with a fair deal of pressure. Add to that being a mom, and being married to one of the most controversial men in pop music, and you’ve got a recipe for potential breakdown in any other scenario. Yet she has held it together, and has even responded with some dignity and fierceness in some instances.

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Back in February she decided to hit back at rumors that she had been photoshopping her butt in her Instagram photos. Here’s what she tweeted in response, showing that despite the many critics she has on the internet, she is still mindful of the influence she has, especially on girls:

“I’m seeing all these nonsense tabloids claiming I have butt implants-injections. Get a life! Using pics of me 15lbs skinnier (before I had my baby) comparing to me now! I still have weight to lose. Anyone who has had a baby knows how hard it is to lose weight(especially the last bit of weight) & your body totally changes! Making fun of me pregnant & making fun of me trying to lose weight now shame on you. I’m not perfect but I will never conform to your skinny standards sorry! Not me. And BTW I’ve lost a lot so far & I’m proud of that! Don’t give young girls a complex!”

Think what you want about Kim Kardashian and her clan of reality star family members, but clearly she doesn’t take her body image or granted, and if celebs like Demi Lovato have seen the positive side to her being so famous, then perhaps we could too. Lesson learned, thanks Kim K for not changing your body to please anyone else’s standards.

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