Crystal Kung Minkoff is embarrassed by her co-stars over eating disorder quips

Crystal Kung Minkoff is embarrassed by her co-stars over eating disorder quips ...

Crystal Kung Minkoff was shocked when her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmates peppered her with comments about her eating disorder struggles in the months that followed.

Minkoff, who revealed her struggle with bulimia and body dysmorphia on the program, said the Daily Beast in a Thursday interview.

Minkoff said, There's a sense of embarrassment in being on the program, the thought of being filmed. And then, as a child, I was mocked for being chubby. That's how it felt.

Erika Girardi had suggested to Minkoff that she take laxatives to help with weight loss and at one point told Minkoff not to eat a chicken tender that was being offered at a holiday party during a recent RHOBH episode.

I thought it was a problem for me because when she mentioned the laxative, I stated that my best friend was suffering from that. And then she discovered that later and she didnt know it was an eating disorder, Minkoff told the Daily Beast. She had always known about mine. And then I discovered she was doing that. And I was like, you know thats a problem. So I explained that.

Minkoff explained that the questions her castmates were asking on the show were very distressing for her, like when Girardi asked, What happens when you purge? and continued to advocate for Minkoff to seek treatment.

On another episode, Kyle Richards asked Minkoff whether she binged and threw up, to which Minkoff responded with apparent discomfort. However, Richards said she was permitted to ask because she had experienced her own eating disorder in the past.

Minkoff said, "This is starting to feel a bit too graphic for me," adding that her response wasn't included in the episode.

Minkoff thanked viewers who offered encouragement and encouragement after the episode was aired.

I wanted to thank all of you who have sent me messages of support over the past few days, according to a post on Instagram in July. Many of you have shared personal ED stories and I want you to know I respect each and every one of you.

She continued, Eating disorder recovery isn't a linear process. We all must approach and process in our own time. Be kind to yourself and others who are hurting.

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