Rob Kardashian is speaking out — and lashing out — against his critics.
After being photographed at Los Angeles International airport, en route to sister Kim’s wedding in Paris, the sometimes mean-spirited Internet weighed in with cruel comments on the reality star’s apparent weight gain. On Tuesday (May 20), Rob, rather justifiably, decided to fight back after he realized he was “trending for being fat.”
Rob’s weight struggles have been documented on the past few seasons of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” with him revealing in 2013 on the show that he’s “not happy going out unless [he is] in good shape.”
The “KUWTK” star hadn’t been photographed in the past several weeks, and in that time rumors spread that Kardashian had not gone to fat camp, but to rehab as well. Rob shot down those claims, however.
Rob went out to say that he’s “aware that I’m fat,” and that his “only therapy will be in the gym.”
Not long after Rob’s Twitter statements, sister Khloe came to his defense, tweeting that people who resort to name-calling were “disgusting” and “should be ashamed” of themselves, since “words are cutting deeper than you know are possible.” She went on to say that it’s “sickening to critique anyone of their appearance.”
What shallow souls some of you are. Its sickening to critique anyone off of their appearance. Grow up!
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) May 20, 2014
It didn’t take long for fans to rally behind Rob (and Khloe), with the hashtag #WeLoveYouRob trending worldwide. Fans flooded the social media site with an outpouring of love and support, encouraging the former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant to rise above the cyber-bullies and letting him know that he’ll “always be perfect” in their eyes.
#WeLoveYouRob because no one should be bullied because of how they look.
— Meghan MacRae (@MeghanMacc) May 20, 2014
Rob is perfect just the way he is, weight doesn't define him! #WeLoveYouRob
— Kardashians&Jenners (@OhSoKardash) May 20, 2014
Big sis Khloe appreciated the trending topic, tweeting “You guys are incredible!!!!!! ♥”