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Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears

Kim Kardashian Feels 'Empathy' For Britney Spears

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By Whitney Vasquez

Kim Kardashian is standing up for Britney Spears. The 40-year-old "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star spoke out in favor of the Pop Princess after watching the New York Times documentary, "Framing Britney Spears." Taking to her social media ahead of the weekend, Kim Kardashian told her 208 million Instagram followers that she feels "empathy" for the singer and that being in the public eye can "break even the strongest person." The soon-to-be-divorced star knows the hard truth firsthand, speaking from her own experience.

Kim Talks 'Framing Britney Spears'

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Addressing the documentary on Friday, March 5, Kim Kardashian took to her Instagram Story to share her feelings. "So I finally watched the Britney Spears documentary this week," she revealed, adding, "it made me feel a lot of empathy for her [Britney Spears.]

Addressing the way Britney Spears was critiqued through the media, Kim Kardashian stated that it "can be very traumatizing and it can really break even the strongest person." The "KUWTK" star didn't stop there either. Keep scrolling to read the rest!

Standing Up For Britney

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"No matter how public someone's life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgment for entertainment," she continued. Like many of the singer's fans, "Framing Britney Spears" seemed to spark a cord with Kim Kardashian. Turning the conversation to herself, the business mogul shared her own trauma.

"Looking back at my own experiences, I remember a time when I felt this way," the E! personality wrote. Taking her fans back to her first pregnancy with North West, Kim Kardashian revealed that instead of being the happiest time of her life, she felt shamed and bullied. Keep scrolling.

Speaking From Experience

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Reminding everyone that she suffered from Preeclampsia which caused her to swell and gain 60 pounds, Kim Kardashian reminisced about the pain she endured being "compared to Shamu the Whale," and "the pressures of being constantly compared to what society considered a healthy pregnant person."

Saying she decided to share her own experience to make people stop and think of how they treat others, Kim Kardashian added, "You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes." She also asked everyone to "lead with kindness."

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