May 21, 2020

    Kourtney Kardashian Revealed She's "Proud" Of Her Body After Shutting Down Speculation That She's Pregnant On Instagram

    "I don't think I look pregnant at all. We're all shaped differently and that's my body, and I'm proud of it."

    Last week, the internet lost its mind with speculation over possible Kardashian pregnancies.

    First it was Khloé who found herself at the centre of speculation — which she shut down very quickly and described as "sick" and "hurtful".

    I don’t go on social platforms much these days AND this is one of the main reasons as to why I stay away. The sick and hurtful things people say. I am disgusted by so many things I am seeing. SMH people swear they know everything about me. Including my uterus. Sick.

    But then later in the day, Kourtney shared a series of photos of herself chilling outside during quarantine.

    Kourtney Kardashian

    And it didn't take long before someone decided that she was pregnant too, and hopped into the comments to announce it.

    A comment on Kourtney Kardashian's Instagram page suggesting that she's pregnant

    However, Kourtney wasted no time in responding with a message denying that she was pregnant, but adding that she "loves" her body.

    Kourtney Kardashian's response to a fan speculating over whether she was pregnant

    "This is me when I have a few extra pounds on, and I actually love it," she wrote. "I have given birth three amazing times and this is the shape of my body."

    And many fans praised Kourtney for her measured response in comments of their own.

    A comment praising Kourtney Kardashian's response to a troll on Instagram
    A comment praising Kourtney Kardashian's response to a troll on Instagram

    Well, Kourtney has now opened up about why she decided to respond to the comment, revealing that she felt "proud" of her body and wanted to make that clear to her followers.

    "I commented back and said, 'This is the shape of my body.' I've definitely gained a few pounds over this quarantine time, and I love my body and I'm proud of my shape," Kourtney explained during an interview with Poosh.

    Kourtney Kardashian during an interview

    "Obviously I'm posting it, and this is the shape of my body," she went on. "I don't think I look pregnant at all. We're all shaped differently and that's my body, and I'm proud of it."

    She went on to say that while she sometimes goes down the "sarcastic" route in her replies to comments on Instagram, she generally tries to "kill [the trolls] with kindness".

    Kourtney then revealed that last week's comment was actually the second time in recent months where people have assumed she's pregnant based on a photo she's shared on Instagram.

    The first time was after she posted this photo of herself with her stomach partially exposed.

    "So many of the comments were like, 'Are you pregnant? Baby number four?!'" Kourtney revealed. "I could've taken that offensively, but I knew that I didn't look pregnant."

    "I know what my body looks like when I'm pregnant," she continued. "I've been pregnant three times. It's very feminine to have curves and I embrace my body, so I didn't take it offensively."

    Kourtney explained that in that instance, she'd decided to respond by "putting out a good vibe".

    Kourtney Kardashian's response to another fan who asked whether she was pregnant
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    She said: "I wrote back, 'Oh, let’s put the good blessings out there.’ Like, put out a good vibe."

    She added that while there's "a lot of negativity online", there are positive messages too — although filtering through the messages and focusing on the positives can be tough.

    "I think we tend to focus on the negative," she explained. "I just want to respond to those people sometimes more than the positive ones, which isn't always fair."

    "Try not to let those comments affect you," Kourtney went on to tell fans who might be struggling with the same thing. "And if they do and you know that, don't look at the comments. I know it's easier said than done, but really try to keep the positivity for your mental health."

    Go Kourt!

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    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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