Kim Kardashian made quite the impression at the Met Gala this year, after wearing the dress originally worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1962.
All eyes were on Kardashian, 41, and boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28, as they stepped out together as the last to arrive at the 2022 Met Gala. Kardashian borrowed one of Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic gowns — the “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress — which has been on display in Orlando, Florida, at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
“I had this idea to try it on and then they came with armed guards and gloves,” Kardashian told Vogue correspondent La La Anthony on the red carpet, adding that she struggled with getting into the dress. “I tried it on and it didn’t fit me. I said, ‘Give me three weeks.’ I had to lose 16 pounds.”
“It was such a challenge. It was like a [movie] role. I was determined to fit it,” the SKIMS founder continued. “I haven’t had carbs or sugar in about three weeks. We’re having pizza and donut party back at the hotel.”
Now, she’s facing backlash online, with many criticizing her for discussing her extreme diet.
Nicola Dall’Asen wrote a piece for Allure, saying that Kim’s comments stated that “drastic weight loss isn’t just possible; it’s easy, and it’s glamorous.”
Dall’Asen also wrote that “there’s nothing inherently wrong with losing weight itself or wanting to lose weight… it’s the insistence that such drastic weight loss is an attainable goal that is worrisome here.”
See what folks on Twitter had to say about Kim K’s dramatic weight loss below: