Kim Kardashian defends Britney Spears and shares her 'traumatizing' history with media: 'It really broke me'


Pop icons supporting pop icons.

Kim Kardashian has spoken out in defense of Britney Spears after watching the New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” saying that she too has experienced abuse from the media, ET reported.

The highly-talked about documentary that premiered on February 5 delves into the pop singer’s abusive past with the media and paparazzi, as well as the complicated conservatorship battle with her father.

Kardashian recently sympathized with Spears and talked about her own negative experiences she's encountered being scrutinized throughout her career.

"The way the media played a big role in her life the way it did can be very traumatizing and it can really break even the strongest person," Kardashian wrote on her Instagram Story. "No matter how public someone's life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgment for entertainment."

The reality television star and business woman added that when she was pregnant with her first child, North West, she suffered from the pregnancy condition preeclampsia, causing her to gain 60 pounds. The backlash from the tabloids, who compared her to Shamu the whale, was so malicious it caused her to cry every night.

"Looking at all of the photos of myself online and in magazines made me feel so insecure and I had this fear of wondering if I would ever get my pre baby body back," she wrote. "I was shamed on a weekly basis with cover stories that made my insecurities so painful I couldn't leave the house for months after. It really broke me."

The 40-year-old, who shared images of past tabloid covers mocking her appearance, is encouraging people to show compassion instead of bullying or shaming.

"You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I've learned through my own experiences that it's always better to lead with kindness," she added.

Spears, who has been under a conservatorship since 2008, has sparked the “Free Britney” movement by fans who advocate for her legal and financial independence.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram