In defense. Kim Kardashian’s the picture at the Met Gala 2022 has been talked about a lot, especially because she lost 16 pounds to wear it, but her trainer says she lost weight through healthy methods.
“[Kim] works really hard, so I was present for that,” Don—A-Matrix told TMZ on Wednesday, May 4, noting “the misconception” that Kardashian, 41, is lazy. “So it wasn’t something like starvation. I mean, she was on a balanced diet. Sometimes she didn’t eat that much, but secondly she really worked.
Moreover, the fitness guru claimed that his client did not behave unhealthily during her weight loss journey. “Sometimes we practiced twice a day,” he explained. “You can lose 20 pounds the healthy way.”
The Skims founder borrowed Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 “Happy Birthday” dress for the Met Gala on Monday, May 2. Speaking to La La Anthony on the red carpet, the reality star admitted she had to lose weight to wear this dress.
“It didn’t fit! So I looked at them and said, “Give me, like, three weeks,” Kardashian recalled, adding that she had lost 16 pounds in less than a month. “It was such a challenge, it felt like a role. I was determined, I was determined to fit into it.
The comments drew criticism on social media, including from Lili Reinhart, who has attended the Met Gala in previous years.
“Walk the red carpet and give an interview where you talk about how hungry you are…because you haven’t eaten carbs in a month…and all to put on a fucking dress?” the 25-year-old Riverdale star wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, May 3. “So wrong. So fucked up over hundreds of levels.
The ‘Swimming Lessons’ author continued, “To openly admit that I starved myself for the Met Gala. When you know perfectly well that millions of boys and girls look up to you and listen to your every word. Ignorance is disgustingly otherworldly.
After her initial comments made headlines, the Hustlers star explained that she wanted to make a statement about toxic diet culture, rather than specifically attacking the Kardashians.
“Sigh. I don’t say what I say because I want to be relevant or get attention,” she tweeted on Wednesday. “I’m speaking out because I don’t see enough people with big platforms calling for toxic behavior in our industry. Some people will never understand where I’m coming from, and that’s okay.
Kardashian hasn’t directly responded to the controversy, but on Thursday, May 5, she shared a mysterious Instagram story, which featured a quote: “Be teachable. Be open. You’re not always right.