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Kim Kardashian's Met Gala Weight Loss Is Not 'Goals'

Ali Condon

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Kim Kardashian's Met Gala Weight Loss Is Not 'Goals'

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Vogue/ Instagram

The Met Gala has come and gone for another year, leaving us all to take off our fashion police uniforms after thoroughly analysing each A-lister's outfit from head to toe.

There were high points (see Blake Lively's colour-changing gown) and a few divisive moments (see Kylie Jenner's wedding dress and baseball cap moment), but the main talking point of the evening was undoubtedly Kim Kardashian, who rocked up to the red carpet in an original Marilyn Monroe dress taken straight out of the vault.

Kim was a show-stopper in the original Marilyn Monroe gown. (Credit: Vogue)
Kim was a show-stopper in the original Marilyn Monroe gown. (Credit: Vogue)

Kim's fashion coup was all people could talk about on social media, even somehow overshadowing her red carpet debut with boyfriend Pete Davidson.

Among the buzz and excitement on the night, you may have missed Kim slip in that she lost 16 pounds - that's over a stone - in the space of three weeks just to fit into the dress.

Because the dress in question - once worn by Marilyn to sing Happy Birthday to President John F Kennedy - was so priceless, it couldn't be altered for Kim in the slightest.

Beaming with pride, she told Vogue on the night: "I tried it on and it didn't fit me. And so I looked at them and I said 'give me like three weeks'. And I had to lose 16 pounds down today to be able to fit this... I don't think they believed me. I don't think they thought I was going to do it."

And they had good reason not to.

Kim's comments could have seriously dangerous effects on her fans. (Credit: Alamy)
Kim's comments could have seriously dangerous effects on her fans. (Credit: Alamy)

There is no safe, healthy way to lose 16 pounds in three weeks. Experts agree that if weight-loss is your goal, you should aim to lose no more than 1.5 to 2 lbs per week.

Hearing one of the most influential women in the world gleefully broadcast to one of the biggest fashion platforms in the world that she achieved her weight-loss goals in record time could have very real, very harmful effects.

In fact, a quick search on Twitter finds that fans are already describing Kim's extreme weight loss as inspirational and planning to try out her no carb, no sugar diet for themselves.

"The fact that Kim K lost 16 pounds in 3 wks just to fit a dress. sis u goals" one tweet reads.

"Kim saying that she lost 16 pounds in 3 weeks in order to fit into the marilyn dress... my inspo" raves a second.

And another fan replies: "she said she did a no carbs, no sugar diet 🥲I think I’m gonna try it".

Soon after the Met Gala wrapped up, one Twitter user posted: "Ok so ik ppl say Kim K was kinda disrespectful for wearing Marilyn’s dress at the Met buuut.. I need to know how she lost 16 pounds in 3 weeks. like pls I beg."

And another wrote: "kim lost 16 pounds in 3 weeks???? KIM..... answer my dms rn".

Kim Kardashian's extreme weight loss could inspire countless others to try the same.  (Credit: Alamy)
Kim Kardashian's extreme weight loss could inspire countless others to try the same. (Credit: Alamy)

In the past, Kim and her sisters have found themselves in hot water for promoting unhealthy diets and weight loss regimes, whether it's through Khloe's short-lived reality series Revenge Body, or any of the other sisters' ads for Flat Tummy teas.

But even still, despite the waves of backlash on social media from activists, concerned fans, parents, and Jameela Jamil, the reality star is still far too careless about the lifestyle she's promoting. Could arguably the most famous woman in the world really be so unaware of the power her words have?

Eating disorder charity Beat estimates that around 1.25 million people in the UK alone have an eating disorder.

Beat's Director of External Affairs, Tom Quinn told Tyla: "Dieting and weight loss advice can be very attractive to those affected by eating disorders, who may treat it as 'inspiration' to carry out dangerous eating disorder behaviours. We strongly urge anyone affected by an eating disorder or worried about their health to not attempt to copy any dieting tips they hear and to contact their GP or care team if feeling unwell."

Tyla has contacted Kim Kardashian's representatives for a comment.

Topics: Celebrity, Kim Kardashian, Health

Ali Condon
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