An open letter/punch in the you-know-what for Kim Kardashian

If you watch “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” you may have seen Kim get diagnosed with a skin disease called Psoriasis. Then she talked about how she fears her career in Hollywood will suffer because of the red patches of scaly skin all over her body.

“My career is doing ad campaigns and swimsuit photo shoots. People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect. When I gain a pound, it’s in the headlines. Imagine what the tabloids would do to me if they saw all these spots?”

This makes me want to punch her where the sun don’t shine… and then again in the face. You see… I have Psoriasis, too. I’ve had it all my life. I may not have as many spots as she does [woah, *knock on wood*], but it’s definitely made me hella self conscious.

I know a few people who have to deal with it; I even know a model who had the worst outbreak I’ve ever seen in person. It’s not fun. You have to try to cover it up, which is nearly impossible, and you have to explain to everyone that it’s not contagious and they can totally touch you as much as they want.

When it comes to Kim Kardashian, whether we like it or not, she’s a major personality and someone a lot of people look up to or love. She’s in a position now to show the world that this disease isn’t that big of a deal, just something some of us have to live and cope with… but she’s not doing that. She’s making it look like this HUGE deal that’s really going to end her life and tarnish her career.

First of all- what career? Her career of being famous for nothing which is the reason she gets endorsements? Second of all- She’s worried about advertisements and photo shoots, right? I know she’s heard of Photoshop before. I know she’s seen her cellulite disappear from every photo she’s ever taken… why would she be worried about some red spots?!

Ohhh, I’m heated. If someone has a voice and a chance to stand up for something and show the world everything is going to be okay, and they don’t take that opportunity, it disgusts me.

So…

Dear Kim Kardashian,

Shut. Up. If you have nothing nice or helpful to say, don’t say it at all. Instead of helping girls [and guys, for that matter] with Psoriasis feel better because they’re not the only one, you probably made them feel a whole lot worse. Congratu-freaking-lations.

Love,

Elizabethany

…and to think I was ACTUALLY starting to like her…. what a joke.