Kim Kardashian says she was 'shamed' like Britney Spears when she was pregnant with North

KIM Kardashian has shared her "empathy" for Britney Spears, admitting he felt she was "shamed" like the star while pregnant.

The 40-year-old wrote a lengthy statement in support of Britney, 39, after watching the Framing Britney Spears documentary.

Mom-of-four Kim penned her thoughts to her Instagram shortly after watching the show, which focuses on the #FreeBritney campaign.

The campaign revolves around freeing the renowned singer from conservatorship, which allows her father to have control of her personal affairs.

Since Britney suffered a mental health crisis in 2008, Jamie Spears, 68, has had total control over all of Britney's financial decisions.

Standing up to support Britney, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star opened up about how the "trauma" of being in the public eye can affect a person.

"I finally watched the Britney Spears documentary this week and it made me feel a lot of empathy for her," she began her series of posts.

"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.

"No matter how public someone's life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgement for entertainment."

Alongside a collection of magazine front covers "shaming" Kim, she continued: "Looking back at my own experiences, I remember a time when I felt this way.

"When I was pregnant with North I was suffering from preeclampsia, which made me swell uncontrollably.

"I gained 60lbs and delivered almost 6 weeks early and I cried every single day over what was happening to my body.

"Mainly from the pressures of being constantly compared to what society considered a healthy pregnant person should look like – as well as being compared to Shamu the Whale by the media.

"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."

Kim went on to detail that while it made her stronger, took "a toll on her mentally" and urged people to be "compassionate" towards Britney.

"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," Kim concluded.

It comes weeks after Britney's friend shared how she was "100% confident she will take back control of her life".

The Toxic singer is “sure” she will soon be able to make decisions about her estate and personal life, especially so she can marry her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, have more children and return to singing.

The star’s close friend and former makeup artist Billy “Billy B” Brasfield, insisted the mom of two is “doing great” and has “found a way to be happy” despite her 13-year conservatorship.

Billy told The Sun: "“She is 100 percent optimistic and extremely capable and smart – and has a strategy and people need to respect that.

“There are a lot of people thinking they know what’s best for Britney but she is a grown woman who is very capable.

“I one hundred percent believe, as does she, that she will get control back.”

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