“It was such a challenge. It was like a role. I was determined to succeed” explained Kim Kardashian to Vogue magazine. The one who made a grand entrance at the Met Gala wearing Maryline Monroe’s dress, said she had to lose 7 pounds in three weeks to be able to put it on.
And for good reason, the legend says that the garment was so tight on Maryline Monroe, that it was directly sewn to her body. Also, Kim Kardashian started to cry when she learned that the dress could not be altered.
A draconian diet
“I wore a sauna suit twice a day, ran on the mat, completely cut all sugar and carbs from my diet, and ate only vegetables and protein.“, she told Vogue magazine, “I didn’t starve myself, but I was strict”.
In the end, Kim Kardashian only wore this dress for about ten minutes, the time to climb the stairs and take a few photos: “I have tremendous respect for this dress and what it represents to American history. I would never have sat or eaten with it, because I wouldn’t want to damage it. I wouldn’t have even worn the body makeup I usually wear” she confided.
“Like it’s a normal thing to do”
Online, and specifically on Twitter, many people have spoken out against Kim Kardashian for normalizing such a practice.
“I’m sorry, but there’s nothing safe or healthy about forcing yourself to lose a stone’s weight in 3 weeks. It’s pathological and the way it’s normalized is grotesque“wrote this user.
In addition to the fact that this type of diet is particularly bad (see dangerous) for health, Internet users accuse Kim Kardashian of irresponsible behavior towards the women who make up her audience.
“It’s so disturbing that she says it so naturally. Like it’s a normal thing to do, but his words will have consequences for young women who for some reason idolize him.“explains this other twittos.
Some, on the other hand, defended the star, like this Internet user: “If she wants to starve herself into a dress she’ll only wear for 10 minutes, that’s her business!”