Kim Kardashian has been experiencing a number of malfunctions recently. She had a wardrobe malfunction prior to an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show a couple of weeks ago, when she ripped a skirt shortly before leaving for the TV studio. Then she had another one in Paris last week when her outfit flew open exposing more of her cleavage and bra than she ever intended.
But on last night’s episode of Kim and Family’s reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the 33-year-old tabloid icon suffered a mammary malfunction.
Look, it’s not exactly unusual for all eyes to be focused on the famous Kim Kardashian breasts. But last night viewers couldn’t help but stare when, sitting at the family’s kitchen table with her younger siblings, 29-year-old sister Khloe and 26-year-old brother Rob, Kim’s right breast began to leak.
Khloe caught the mammary malfunction first.
“Your boob is, like, leaking out of control,” she helpfully informed her older sister as a roughly egg-shaped damp spot spread across the right side of Kim Kardashian’s grey top.
As if that wasn’t warning enough, Khloe then got descriptive, summoning up a vivid simile.
“It is like a water fountain!” she said, quoted by OMG Yahoo!
Kim Kardashian seemed to take the whole incident in stride, however. She simply found some tissue paper and inserted it into her brassiere to soak up the leakage — perhaps the first time Kim Kardashian ever had to stuff her bra.
Reportedly, Kim has been breastfeeding her baby for the whole seven months of little North West’s life. So in a way it is mildly surprising that, especially given the fact that Kim Kardashian is one of the most photographed and filmed women in the world at this point, that there have not been any earlier incidents of public lactation malfunctions.
Breast leakage among nursing women, or “let down,” is a fairly common occurrence.
“Accidental leakage happens to most breastfeeding mothers at one point or another, and it generally occurs at the most inopportune time,” the parenting web site, Every Day Family, explains. “Such as when you’re standing in line at the bank, or as you sit down to dinner with your spouse for date night, or during an important work meeting involving the company’s top boss and the entire staff.”
Or when you’re on national television with the cameras rolling three feet away.
Apparently brother Rob is not up on the latest information regarding accidental lactation. He was so repulsed by the sight of his sister’s breast milk that he had to leave the room.
“What the f***? That weirds me out for real,” said the young Kardashian male. “That just weirded me out.”
Now, most TV viewers are aware by now that “reality” shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians are about as “real” as the WWE Royal Rumble. But Kim Kardashian proved last night that every now then, some actual reality leaks through.
Check out the stills from the Kim Kardashian lactation mishap. Are you “weirded out” like Rob? Or does this show you that even Kim Kardashian is just an ordinary mom, at least sometimes?