Bryce Dallas Howard Defends The Kardashians, Slams ‘Cruel’ Baby Weight Bullying


May 13 2013, Published 2:04 p.m. ET

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Bryce Dallas Howard can relate to Kim Kardashian’s baby weight bullying!

The Help star, who endured her own painful public scrutiny when she failed to drop the pounds she gained during her second pregnancy as fast as other Hollywood stars, opened up to the Huffington Post’s #nofilter about her obsession with the Kardashians, revealing that she admires them for keeping their family together, and also sounds off about baby weight bullying – and has the details.

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Howard, who was on bed rest during her pregnancy with Beatrice, got hooked on Keeping Up With the Kardashians while she was laid up.

“I was like, ‘I just want to watch the Kardashians, I never watched it before! I just really want to see what this is all about,’" she says about how she got hooked.

“And I have since watched every single episode. I love it ... I love it.”

Obsessed with the very public lives they lead, she is fascinated by how they keep themselves sane despite the “attention and criticism” they endure and admires how they have kept their family unit strong.

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“Whatever your opinion is of their family, they’ve kept their family together and they love each other and stay very strong and seem to stay very united," she said. "I’m just very interested in that because what they’ve been through is something that not a lot of people have gone through.”

Like Kim, Howard was blasted for gaining weight during her pregnancy, and is disgusted by baby weight bullying.

“I don’t know what a solution is, but I really wish that people wouldn’t do that because it’s genuinely bullying. And for some reason people are accepting that form of bullying and it doesn’t just affect celebrities. It’s online and kids with one another on Facebook," she explained.

"It’s just not acceptable. It’s cruel, it’s malicious and if saying that out loud to a person’s face wouldn’t be tolerated, then it shouldn’t be tolerated when it’s done anonymously. I think it’s kind of a shallow side of our culture and our society and I hope at some point we evolve beyond that because it hurts a lot of people.”



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