100s of titles, one news app for just $10 a month.
Dive Deeper:
Kim Kardashian’s trainer responds to criticism about her 16-pound weight loss to fit in Met Gala gown
‘It’s possible to lose 20 pounds in a healthy way’
Kim Kardashian's trainer insists 16-pound Met Gala weight loss was not unhealthy
SKIMS founder Kim Kardashian wore a skintight Jean Louis gown, worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang 'Happy Birthday' to…
Lili Reinhart condemns Kim Kardashian’s weight loss comments at Met Gala: ‘So f***ed on 100s of levels’
The reality star embarked on a strict diet and exercise regime to lose 16 pounds in less than a month
Kim Kardashian reveals she changed into second Marilyn Monroe dress after Met Gala
‘It will forever be one of the greatest privileges of my life to be able to channel my inner Marilyn’
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Piers Morgan slams 'talentless' Kim Kardashian for wearing Marilyn Monroe's iconic dress
Piers Morgan ripped into Kim Kardashian for wearing Marilyn Monroe's £4million dress to the Met Gala - saying the actress…
Ex-EastEnders star Melissa Suffield slams Kim Kardashian's extreme Met Gala weight loss
Melissa Suffield, who is best known as Lucy Beale is EastEnders, has hit out at Kim Kardashian's revelations she went…
Get all your news in one place

Lili Reinhart defends her criticism of Kim Kardashian’s 16 pound weight loss to fit in Met Gala gown

By Amber Raiken
Getty Images

Lili Reinhart has defended her criticism against Kim Kardashian’s 16 pound weight loss in order to fit in her Met Gala gown and acknowledged that she made her comments to address the “toxic behaviour” in her “industry”.

On Tuesday, the Riverdale star condemned the reality star’s three week diet, which consisted of cutting out all sugar and carbs and wearing a sauna suit, so she could fit in the dress Marilyn Monroe wore when serenading President John F Kennedy in 1962 on his birthday.

Reinhart called Kardashian out on her Instagram story and claimed that the diet could negatively impact the “millions of young men and women” who admire the Skims founder.

“To openly admit to starving yourself for the sake of the Met Gala. When you know very well that millions of young men and women are looking up to you and listening to your every word,” the actor wrote.

She also added that Kardashian’s diet was “so wrong” and “so f***ed on 100s of levels”.

The following day, Reinhart defended her comments in a Twitter post, noting how important it was for her to use her platform to address the “toxic behaviour” she’s seen in her “industry”.

“I do not say the things that I say because I want to be relevant or get attention,” she wrote. “I speak up because I don’t see enough people with large platforms calling out toxic behaviour in our industry. Some people will never understand where I’m coming from and that’s okay.”

Kardashian’s personal trainer, Don-A-Matrix, who worked with her before the Met Gala, has since responded to the backlash and defended the 41-year-old model in an interview withTMZ. According to Don, his client’s weight loss was not done in an unhealthy way, as she still “maintained a balanced diet” while “putting the work in”.

“I think one of the misconceptions people have about Kim is [that] she works really hard,” he said. “I was there through the process, so it wasn’t like a starving herself type of thing. I mean she’s been on a balanced diet. At times, she wouldn’t eat as much, but then the second thing was she’d be in the gym and put the work in.”

“It’s possible to lose 20 pounds in a healthy way,” he added.

Ahead of this year’s fashion event, Kardashian detailed what exercise routine and eating habits she had so she could fit in Monroe’s dress during an interview with Vogue.

She said that her daily lifestyle had included eliminating “sugars and carbs” and “eating the cleanest veggies”. She also noted that while she was “so strict,” she didn’t “starve [herself]”.

“I would wear a sauna suit twice a day, run on the treadmill, completely cut out all sugar and all carbs, and just eat the cleanest veggies and protein,” she explained. “I didn’t starve myself, but I was so strict.”

What is inkl?
The world’s most important news, from 100+ trusted global sources, in one place.
Morning Edition
Your daily
news overview

Morning Edition ensures you start your day well informed.

No paywalls, no clickbait, no ads
Enjoy beautiful reading

Content is only half the story. The world's best news experience is free from distraction: ad-free, clickbait-free, and beautifully designed.

Expert Curation
The news you need to know

Stories are ranked by proprietary algorithms based on importance and curated by real news journalists to ensure that you receive the most important stories as they break.

Dive Deeper:
Kim Kardashian’s trainer responds to criticism about her 16-pound weight loss to fit in Met Gala gown
‘It’s possible to lose 20 pounds in a healthy way’
Kim Kardashian's trainer insists 16-pound Met Gala weight loss was not unhealthy
SKIMS founder Kim Kardashian wore a skintight Jean Louis gown, worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang 'Happy Birthday' to…
Lili Reinhart condemns Kim Kardashian’s weight loss comments at Met Gala: ‘So f***ed on 100s of levels’
The reality star embarked on a strict diet and exercise regime to lose 16 pounds in less than a month
Kim Kardashian reveals she changed into second Marilyn Monroe dress after Met Gala
‘It will forever be one of the greatest privileges of my life to be able to channel my inner Marilyn’
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Piers Morgan slams 'talentless' Kim Kardashian for wearing Marilyn Monroe's iconic dress
Piers Morgan ripped into Kim Kardashian for wearing Marilyn Monroe's £4million dress to the Met Gala - saying the actress…
Ex-EastEnders star Melissa Suffield slams Kim Kardashian's extreme Met Gala weight loss
Melissa Suffield, who is best known as Lucy Beale is EastEnders, has hit out at Kim Kardashian's revelations she went…
Get all your news in one place