Following Kim Kardashian’s reveal that she lost 16 pounds to fit into her Met Gala dress, Riverdale star Lili Reinhart came forward with a statement calling out Kardashian for the dangerous body image messages she’s perpetuating to society.
On her latest Instagram Story, as reported by Page Six, Lili Reinhart stated:
"To walk on a red carpet and do an interview where you say how starving you are…because you haven’t eaten carbs in the last month…all to fit in a f**king dress? So wrong. So f**ked on 100s of levels. 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."
Still enraged by Kardashian’s reveal, Reinhart had plenty more to say about The Kardashians star.
Lili Reinhart calls out Kim Kardashian
Although Lili Reinhart wasn’t the only person disappointed in Kim Kardashian, she was one of the few celebrities who refused to remain silent on the harmful narrative Kardashian is pushing onto today’s generation.
Continuing, Reinhart stated, “The ignorance is other-worldly and disgusting. Please stop supporting these stupid, harmful celebrities whose entire image revolves around their bodies.”
Reinhart’s public rant doesn’t come as a surprise to many as the celebrity has been vocal about her struggles with body image in the past, including one moment in 2018 when she opened up about her ongoing battle with body dysmorphia caused by her acne.
“I have a specific type of body dysmorphia that stems from acne,” Lili Reinhart told Glamour. “I see any acne on my face as an obsessive thing. [It’s] the only thing I can think about, and it makes me want to hide.”
Because of Reinhart’s transparency in the past, it’s evident that she means well when she calls out Kardashian because she’s only doing so to change the thoughts of people who think they have to be skinny to be pretty.
“Reminder to myself, and to all,” Reinhart stated on Twitter earlier this year. “You don’t need a flat or perfectly toned stomach to wear a crop top. These ‘summer body’ trends are toxic. Your body is ready for summer no matter what it looks like. Don’t let it stop you from enjoying anything.”
Kim Kardashian has yet to respond to the statements of those like Lili Reinhart who believe she’s normalizing toxic body images. The reality star also hasn’t responded to the controversy surrounding her wearing the late Marilyn Monroe’s dress despite it being an important piece of American history.
Once or if Kardashian responds to her current controversies, we will be sure to let you know. Stay tuned for more updates.