Kim Kardashian on Her Butt: “I Cry About it on the Daily”

According to her statements on the newest Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian isn’t in love with her big butt. Despite it being her most famous physical aspect, it seems, Kim isn’t a big fan of it defining her public image.


The Episode

In the episode, Kourtney tells her sister “Kim, when you sit down your butt looks so huge,” while the group is spending time relaxing outdoors. Her mother is quick to chastise Kourtney, expressing that such observations are rude and could be perceived as thoughtless. Khloe counters that she means it in good faith, and that she knows Kim is proud of her backside. “She likes having a big butt, I’m not saying anything offensive,” Khloe says to the group.

“No, I don’t! I cry about it on the daily,” Kim assures her family. This unusual admission seems at odds with Kim’s general attitude and personal image. However, it sounds heartfelt during the episode. Perhaps Kim has a complex relationship with her body image; she’d hardly be the only one!

Kim’s Personal Image

Kim Kardashian has a rather iconic personal image. Everyone remembers, of course, when she posed for Paper, and her backside “broke the internet.” Her Instagram features images of her showing off her famous rear in various thongs, bikinis and dresses, as well. Could it be that Kim feels somewhat hemmed in by her most enduring brand identity being her butt?

Many publications have jumped on this simply Kim being wishy-washy. After all, she seems so proud of her backside! She’s showing it off all the time! How could she possibly be crying about it at all, let alone daily? While we’re certainly no experts on psychology or body image, it isn’t unreasonable that Kim could have an issue with her public image. We could understand a desire to not be famous for simply one’s physical traits. Particularly those that are primarily sexual in nature!

Playful Jab or Serious Admission

For the time being, Kim seems okay showing off her famous derriere on Instagram and during photoshoots. However, perhaps her statements are evidence of that changing soon. Or, more likely, it was a playful jab at her sister. Either way, we’re certain that Google searches for “Kim Kardashian Butt” will remain a trending topic for years to come.