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Kim Kardashian faces backlash over unhealthy weight loss

“Kim, there are people who die!”

Kim Kardashian, 41, is facing backlash for continuing to talk about her weight loss.

She was previously criticized for touting the fact that she lost 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into Marilyn Monroe’s iconic iridescent dress.

During an appearance on Today this week, the reality TV star revealed that she’s now lost 21 pounds since attending the Met Gala.

“I saw it as a role. I really wanted to wear this dress. It really mattered to me. It actually taught me a lot about my lifestyle and health, and I’ve continued to eat very healthy ever since,” the Hulu reality star told Today co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.

Kardashian shared that she’s happy with her health transformation but isn’t trying to lose any more weight.

“I have more energy than ever. I left out so much sugar. I ate a lot of junk food. I didn’t even notice. Lots of fried foods. And I’ve completely changed my lifestyle,” she explained.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala
Kardashian boasted about losing 16 pounds in three weeks to squeeze into Marilyn Monroe’s iconic nude dress for the 2022 Met Gala red carpet.
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Kardashian had previously said she had cut out sugar and carbs for “almost a month” but has been criticized by some including actress Lili Reinhart, who claimed it was “disgusting” for celebrities to admit, given their huge influence, that they ” starve”.

While Kardashian has tried to calm her haters by comparing her transformation to the work of actors like Christian Bale and claiming she’s simply started eating healthier, her critics aren’t happy.

“I didn’t say, ‘Hey guys, why don’t you guys lose that weight in a short time?'” Kardashian said. “For me it was like, ‘OK, Christian Bale can do it for a film role and that’s acceptable.’ Renée Zellweger also gained a role. It’s all the same to me.”

“As someone who has struggled with an eating disorder most of my life and my body dysmorphia is ruining my life to this day, I feel this family needs serious help,” said one Twitter user @Barbscass tweeted in response to a headline touting Kardashian’s ongoing weight loss.

Bikini pic of Kim Kardashian
The celebrity has since continued touting her ongoing weight loss, updating fans that she has lost a total of 21 pounds in two weeks on her restrictive diet.

“Literally? As if losing 21 pounds in two months wasn’t healthy or sustainable,” she continued.

@LeciaMichelle11 wrote, “I wish people would stop reporting Kim Kardashian’s weight loss and ignore the fact that she has enlarged pretty much every part of her body to the point where she hardly looks human anymore.”

“I hate Kim Kardashian even more for promoting her restrictive diet and thinking there’s nothing wrong with that. If you look them up, the first thing that comes up is ‘weight loss diet’ and it’s scary.” @ddollfacedd said.

“Stop giving people like you a platform and visibility to spread such toxic lifestyles!” @castamere24 asked

According to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, an estimated 5 to 10 million women in the United States suffer from eating disorders. The Dove Global Girls Beauty and Confidence Report found that nearly half of girls with low self-esteem say they do their best to look like models and celebrities.

Kim Kardashian lingerie
Many have taken to social media to express their disgust at Kardashian’s promotion of her unhealthy and “toxic lifestyle,” noting the impact she has on her fans.

Kardashian’s personal trainer stepped in to defend his client, claiming that the star’s rapid weight loss was done in a “healthy way,” and Kardashian himself further doubled down on the controversial claim.

Kardashian also shared on Today that she was only in the iconic dress for about 3 minutes as she walked the carpet. She said she wore a robe to the Met, where she changed at the bottom and top of the stairs.

The star drew a lot of criticism for wearing the historical dress, which many said should be in a museum. Some have even claimed Kardashian damaged the dress in the short time she wore it, escalating anger.

Despite the barrage of criticism that has continued nearly two months after the Met Gala, Kardashian continues to make strides.

A Kardashian representative could not be reached by The Post for comment.

https://nypost.com/2022/06/23/kim-kardashian-is-facing-backlash-for-unhealthy-weight-loss/ Kim Kardashian faces backlash over unhealthy weight loss

Emma Bowman

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