Despite being criticized for ‘promoting extremely messy eating’ last month, Kim doubled down on her controversial Met Gala diet and revealed she had lost even more weight.
Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala look last month proved controversial for many reasons.
First, the star sparked a backlash when she walked out wear Marilyn Monroe iconic dress from 1962 after Ripley’s Believe It Or Not allowed her to borrow it for the occasion.
The dress is normally kept in a dark, climate-controlled vault, and Kim wearing it briefly on the red carpet has people divided.
And the conversation took a turn when Kim revealed that she had lost a significant weight in just three weeks to wear the dress.
Kim said vogue that she “wanted to cry” when she didn’t fit into the dress, especially since it couldn’t be altered in any way.
“I always thought she was extremely curvy. I imagined I could be shorter in places where she was taller and taller in places where she was shorter. So when that wasn’t right for me, I felt like crying because it couldn’t be changed at all,” she said at the time.
On the red carpet, Kim detailed exactly how much weight she lost and the steps she took to get there after severely restricting her diet for nearly a month.
As a result, many people have taken to social media to call her out – first for losing so much weight so quickly, but also for sharing so much information about how she did it, what which could be dangerous for impressionable fans.
Actress Lili Reinhart was among the criticswriting on her Instagram Story at the time: “So fake. So fucked on hundreds of levels. Openly admitting you starved yourself for the Met Gala.
“When you know full well that millions of young men and women look up to you and listen to your every word,” she added. “To walk down a red carpet and do an interview where you say how hungry you are…because you haven’t eaten carbs in the last month…all to fit in a fucking dress?”
Lili then concluded, “Ignorance is otherworldly and disgusting. Please stop supporting these stupid and harmful celebrities whose whole image revolves around their bodies.
BuzzFeed too talked to a dietitian Elaina Efird on Kim’s drastic weight loss, who told Us the star sets “a terrible example” and her behavior “perpetuates eating disorders.”
“It’s really sad that we still see celebrities, great social media creators and others promoting horrible eating habits like Kim K did,” she added. “It’s even sadder that huge media is sharing these diets. One of the biggest problems in social media is this idea that you should do anything in the name of weight loss, and it is a terrible tale to perpetuate.
But Kim stood by her actions as she responded to criticism and even compared her Met Gala diet to actors like Christian Bale and Renée Zellweger. preparing for a film role.
Both actors have had major transformations for the films they have starred in and have received critical acclaim for their performances.
Kim told the New York Times“For me, it was like, ‘OK, Christian Bale can do it for a movie role and that’s okay.’ Even Renée Zellweger gained weight for a role. Everything is the same for me. I wasn’t saying, ‘Hey everyone, why aren’t you going to lose that weight in a short time?’ »
She then insisted she ‘didn’t do anything unhealthy’ and admitted she ‘just couldn’t have gone’ to the Met if she hadn’t achieved her goal of wearing the dress . “It was just important for me to achieve that goal,” she added.
And Kim seemed to prove her diet was just for the one-time event when she seemingly ditched her strict rules the moment the gala ended.
Kim posted videos of donuts and pizza waiting for him in his hotel room as soon as he returned from the Met, telling his Instagram followers at the time, “I’m starving.”
But the star reignited the backlash after revealing she’s lost even more weight since the Met Gala in a new interview, with her enthusiasm for donuts and pizza actually incredibly fleeting.
In his appearance on Today’s showKim said she’s completely overhauled her lifestyle since her crash diet, and although she insisted she’s ‘not looking’ to lose more pounds, it’s happening as an effect natural secondary.
She said of her controversial weight loss: “I looked at it as a role. I really wanted to wear this dress. It was really important to me. In fact, it taught me a lot about my lifestyle and my health and since then I have continued to eat really healthy.
After revealing how much weight she’s lost since the gala, Kim added, “I’m not trying to lose weight anymore, but I have more energy than ever. I cut out so much sugar. Lots of junk food I ate. I didn’t even realize it. Lots of fried foods. And I completely changed my lifestyle.
People have been left disappointed that Kim is still discussing her weight loss despite being called out how damaging it could be just a few weeks ago. Taking to social media, many pointed out that even though she is losing weight in private, it is irresponsible for her to talk about it at such length given her large platform.
Sharing a screenshot of a headline on Kim’s recent comments, one person tweeted: “Tw:weight As someone who has had an eating disorder for most of my life and my body dysmorphia has ruined my life to this day, I think this family needs some help serious.”
Another user replied to say that Kim’s entire family has a long history of weight-related content, sharing, “When I was in treatment for erectile dysfunction, there was a (keeping up with the Kardashians) TB episode of Kourtney going to the hospital after not eating all day / exercising and I was watching from the hospital bed like .
The subject was also discussed on a Reddit forum, with one user writing, “She continued to lose even more weight after this breakthrough ‘role’ (eye roll). She’s been looking incredibly thin lately. It sets such a bad example.
“She has a huge following, made up of a lot of kids and young adults, who are going to watch her lose weight,” the same person added. “It’s not normal and it can be a precursor to ED.”
Others shared their outrage in the comments of a article about Kim’s Today Show appearance, with many expressing concern for her impressionable fans.
“Horrible role model teaching young girls to be skinny,” one person wrote.
“This family needs to stop. They set a lean standard that many people can’t meet either; yes, they can train, but they also have a lot of money to help them lose weight. Personal trainers, healthy, chef-cooked meals, and more gym equipment than gyms and lipodoctors,” added another.
A third person said: ‘Keep promoting unhealthy weight loss, and she’s proud of it. And another commented: “Bragging about losing weight is so, so dangerous.”
Another called out Kim for ‘promoting being as skinny as possible to all young, impressionable teens’, saying she ‘couldn’t go any lower’.
But Kim doubled down on her Met Gala prep in a new interview with voguewhere she reiterated that she was working closely with professionals to lose weight.
“There was a lot of outrage that I lost weight for this [dress],” she said. “I’m still supportive of my decision, because I just started eating a lot healthier. I consulted a nutritionist and my trainer.
She has yet to comment on the most recent reaction.