Kim Kardashian was easily one of the best-dressed stars at the Met Gala. For the occasion, she donned the Marilyn Monroe dress, which she wore to perform on President John F Kennedy’s birthday in 1962.
While she shared photos from the night on her Instagram, she admitted that she was honored to have been opportune to wear it, having lent it from the Ripley’s “Believe It or Not Museum.” In fact, she had been the only person who had worn it after Monroe wore it in the late 60s.
The SKIMS founder also invested in the complete look. Besides spending 14 hours dyeing her hair blonde for the occasion, she also committed to losing a considerable amount of weight to fit in the dress. An act she called the Met Gala Diet.
Considering her massive reach and young fandom, a lot of people were rubbed the wrong way by her dramatic weight loss confession. Following the backlash, the reality TV star shared a cryptic post about being teachable and how she is taking on the opportunity to learn.
Read on for the full disclosure.
Kim Kardashian: ‘You Are Not Always Right’
On May 4, Kardashian wrote a cryptic post on her Instagram Story where she expressed her willingness to learn.
“Be teachable. Be open. You are not always right,” the post read.
This came after disclosing she dropped 16 pounds in three weeks to fit in the singer’s dress for the 2022 Met Gala.
While on the red carpet, she divulged to Vogue that she was on a no-sugar, no-carb diet. She also ran on the treadmill and ate proteins and veggies primarily.
She added that although her diet was strict, she did not starve herself.
“I was determined to fit in it,” she said. “Since I have not eaten carbs or sugar for 3 weeks, we are having a pizza and doughnut party back at the hotel.”
However, her revelation was met with strong criticism from several people, including “Riverdale” star Lil Reinhardt, who claimed that it was “f–d up” and “wrong” on many levels.
She continued, “To openly admit to starving yourself for the sake of the Met Gala, when you know very well that millions of young men and women are looking up to you and listening to your every word. The ignorance is other-worldly disgusting.”
Clearly, Reinhart’s critics and others reached the reality star for her to have released such a cryptic statement on her IG stories.
Kardashian’s Personal Trainer Defended Her Weight Loss
Following the backlash, Kardashian’s trainer, Don-A-Matrix, maintained that the SKIMS founder lost weight in a very healthy way.
He claimed that he was there “throughout the process,” and she never had to starve herself.
“She has been on a real balanced diet and at times she wouldn’t eat as much, but then the second thing was she went to the gym and put the work in,” he said to TMZ.
He also added that Kardashian sometimes worked out “twice daily.” He concluded that it is possible to “lose 20 pounds healthily.” However, he did not give any specific timeline.
Fans’ Reaction To Her Weight Loss
As reported by Daily Mail, fans were indignant about what they perceived as an unhealthy promotion of body standards, indirectly incited by the ‘The Kardashians” star.
A commenter replied, saying, “talking about an extreme diet on national television where the youth will find it and bring it to therapy to defend their eating disorders is not acceptable.”
Another responded, “We are all enough as we are.”
One dietician follower added that the reality star’s comments were very dangerous to impressionable people. She also added that her methods were not feasible and sustainable, given that “carbs and sugar” are used by the brain and body as fuel.
Many followers agreed on one thing: as a model, influencer, and mother, Kardashian should have known and done better.
Kim Kardashian Attended The Met Gala With Her Man, Pete Davidson
Kardashian attended fashion’s biggest night with her boyfriend, “SNL” star Pete Davidson. The pair looked good together, and all dressed up for the night’s “Gilded Glamour” theme.
Davidson was reported to have a neck tattoo that reads “KNSCP,” which could be inferred to stand for the initials of Kim’s children: North, Saint, Chicago, and Paris.
Per an insider, some reports claimed that Davidson had met Kardashian’s children and bonded with them.
“Kim loves how great Pete is with the kids,” the insider explained. “He is a big kid himself and makes them laugh.”
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