It's not often the Kardashian family address controversy surrounding their family - and it's even less often they'll apologise for things they've said. But overnight, Kim Kardashian addressed the worrying weight loss conversation she had with sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, in July which left fans, media and fellow celebrities baffled.
Taking to Instagram Stories, Kim previously posted a series of videos showing Khloe and Kendall praising her for losing weight.
In one of the clips, Jenner is seen smiling as she says, "I'm really concerned, I don't think you're eating," before adding, "You look so skinny." Kardashian shrieks in delight and later reveals her exact weight without any context - the 37-year-old is just 159cm tall. The only pretext for the number on the scale? "But I will say, without my hair extensions, I am less."
In another clip, sister Khloe says Kardashian is "anorexic" around her waist and that her arms are "pin thin" and the size of her pinky finger, before her friend, Malika Haqq, says Kardashian eats "different flavours of oxygen."
At the time, the videos were met with serious backlash from fans, the media and fellow celebrities who have suffered from eating disorders. Now, the mother-of-three is apologising for broadcasting the conversation, saying she completely understands why people would have been upset.
Speaking on Ashley Graham’s new podcast, Pretty Big Deal, Kim said: “I honestly, looking back in having said that, I 100 percent completely understand where people would be coming from that felt that way. So my intention is never to offend anyone and I really, you know, apologise if I offended anyone, because an eating disorder is - I know people that have serious eating disorders that have been in and out of the hospital for 15 years, close people. So I’ve like, been through, I have experienced it enough to have, like, known better."
“Sometimes when you’re - you know I was, like, with my sisters and we were laughing and joking and it’s loud and you are - you know, I dunno, I guess, sometimes you can get, like, carried away and just, it was insensitive, you know, and it definitely wasn’t my intention though," she continued. "And I think, especially my fans and everyone that was watching was supportive, like, “Okay, look, like, maybe you guys shouldn’t have said that but I know what you were saying.'"
Well, at least it's something. But we're still waiting for words on that lollipop appetite suppressant, Kim.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing an eating disorder or body image concerns, you can call the Butterfly Foundation National Helpline on 1800 33 4673 (ED HOPE) or visit www.thebutterflyfoundaton.org.au