After Kim donned the original famous dress worn by iconic star Marilyn Monroe to sing her famous “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in 1962 on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet, The Kardashians star made some remarks to interviewers that didn’t sit well with Bethenny.
Kim said, “I had to lose 16 pounds [in three weeks]” to fit into the dress. “I haven’t had carbs or sugar in about three weeks,” she added, comparing the weight loss regimen to a “[movie] role.”
Taking to her Instagram, Bethenny didn’t appreciate the message Kim was sending out to her young fans around the world regarding weight and body image.
In her post, Bethenny said, “So, regarding the Met Gala drastic weight loss by Kim Kardashian, if you need to lose weight for a role, it’s your body, your choice.”
“But when you are the most photographed famous person to walk this planet, who young women and mothers look to everything that you do and wear and say… to publicly say that you lost 16 pounds in two weeks to fit into a dress… the most superficial of reasons, is all wrong. Young girls hang on every word and effort and lip gloss. And it’s incorrect,” Bethenny stated.
Bethenny also added that it’s time for celebrities to start setting a “good example” for young men and women, adding, “what we look like is the most unimportant thing in the world… Young girls are currently googling what the 16 LB weight loss diet is used to fit into prom dresses.”
Bethenny’s rant didn’t stop there, though. The Kardashian family has been accused multiple times of photoshopping their photos, giving followers an altered view of their appearance and reality. They sometimes admit to doing so, and they sometimes vehemently deny the accusations.
“And while I’m at it,” Bethenny said. “To deceptively post pictures that is not what your body actually looks like. To filter your body to the point that it doesn’t look like what your body actually looks like is deceptive, aka lying,” Bethenny argued.
The RHONY OG also made sure to clarify that though she owns her brand called “SkinnyGirl,” the brand was “body inclusive” and “has multiple books talking about balancing in eating and accepting our flaws while creating a healthy relationship with food,” the BStrong founder concluded.
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