Kimora Lee Simmons Fires Back at Starving Herself Report

April 15, 2011 04:20:34 GMT

The Baby Phat founder has responded to the story suggesting she has dropped 25 lbs by not eating, calling it in a statement released in her blog 'completely ridiculous'.

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Model-turned-designer Kimora Lee Simmons has fired back at reports she's starving herself to stay thin. The former wife of rap mogul Russell Simmons is outraged by rumors she's drastic dieting and insists she'd never take dangerous steps to look good - because she'd be setting a bad example for her kids.

In a statement released via her blog, she writes, "I just wanted to take a moment to address a story about my recent weight loss that began circulating today. This story led people to believe that I shed 25 lbs (pounds) by not eating, which is completely ridiculous."

"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. It's taken me almost a year to lose close to 25 lbs and I did it through healthy diet and exercise. So yes, I'm a bit smaller, but still curvy and healthy and proud of my body and the time it has taken me to undergo this personal journey for myself."

"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. 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. I believe that people are beautiful at any size, color or weight. The way this article was promoted is unfortunate - what a silly way to sensationalize a story, especially when you know young people will be reading it."

"There must be more accountability in reporting, 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?"


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posted by Fond123 on Apr 16, 2011
There is nothing wrong with A SIZE 10,12,14,16,20,etc.
posted by gee bee on Apr 16, 2011
As usual you she looks great, her same deivalicious self. Yeah Kimora, strong woman & Mother. This is reality for most of us. Thank you Kimora for your eloquent words of wisdom.
posted by manx on Apr 16, 2011
seriously did she plant this story? she's a big ole girl so I'm confused to when she exactly starved herself? If anyone has watched her show you know home girl likes to eat and good for her...but she a big ole girl..just sayin
posted by an on Apr 16, 2011
First of all big thumbs up to ms. lee. your right about image young ladies are told every day that small is in. what doest that do to young women who big or health but thick. stop i said again stop giving the image that thin is in a DOG DONT WANT A BONE WITH NO MEAT ON IT...Ms Lee do you and let them do them......bigg ups to you
posted by dd62clark on Apr 16, 2011
what's wrong with a size 10 ?

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