- Kim Kardashian West hit back at a tabloid that ran an article on Tuesday with the headline, “Make-up mogul Kim Kardashian suffers bad skin day.”
- “It’s psoriasis all over my face,” Kardashian West wrote on Twitter, adding a crying emoji.
- Kardashian West has often talked about having psoriasis, a condition that produces red, scaly patches on her skin.
On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian West shut down a tabloid using her medical skin condition for clicks.
When the Daily Mail ran an article with the headline, “Make-up mogul Kim Kardashian suffers bad skin day,” Kardashian West clarified the situation via Twitter.
“It’s psoriasis all over my face,” Kardashian West wrote, adding a crying emoji.
It’s psoriasis all over my face. ???? https://t.co/E94lI7mfDG
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 5, 2019
Kardashian West has often talked about having psoriasis, a disease of the immune system that usually produces thick, scaly patches on the skin.
In December, she revealed that her psoriasis had worsened and “taken over” her body.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), psoriasis affects about 7.5 million Americans. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, and there’s no cure. Kim Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, also suffers from the skin condition.
“We think that people may inherit a tendency for psoriasis, but not exhibit signs of it until a trigger like stress or an infection activates the condition,” dermatologist Dr. Allison Arthur previously told INSIDER.
Kardashian West’s fans had already come to her defence on Twitter, accusing the Daily Mail of being exploitative and harsh.
Heaven forbid her skin isnt flawless ????
— Amy ???? (@PeruvianHottie8) February 5, 2019
So you’re saying she is human?
— ᒍᗩᗰ???????? (@jamie_precopia) February 5, 2019
After Kardashian West replied, many more people attempted to comfort her, even sharing their own experiences with psoriasis.
Do not let the media shake you. My mom has psoriasis, it took her a long time to accept it and not let the opinions of others shake her. Her psoriasis is still bad bc there are underlining issues she refuses to address, but people like you help start those convo. Thank you ❤️
— Nat (@Miss_N_a_t) February 5, 2019
ITS OK KIM WE STAN A FLAWED QUEEN
— KT (@QuinoaKatie) February 5, 2019
I'm sorry that news said that about you and you're getting nasty comments about it. I have psoriasis but on my ears and scalp and I hate when people point it out ☹️ hope you have a remedy that works for your psoriasis! Much love ❤️
— ???? (@ox_tori_xo) February 6, 2019
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