Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala 2019 look got a lot of people talking, including former Bachelorette Melissa Rycroft, who incited a controversy of her own by criticizing the reality star’s body.
On Monday, May 6 — hours after Kardashian, 38, walked the pink carpet of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing a corseted Mugler dress — Rycroft posted a side-by-side comparison of the KKW Beauty founder’s 2019 and 2015 Met Gala looks.
“Not natural … and not something young ones should be looking up to,” the Bachelorette alum wrote in her caption, referring to Kardashian’s narrow-waisted silhouette at Monday’s gala. “Not to mention it doesn’t even look right.” She added the hashtag “#metgalafail.”
Within moments, Instagram commenters had slammed Rycroft over the comments. “Girl, I love you, but do we have to call out and shame other women on looks?” one wrote.
“Can you imagine if someone did a side by side of you?” another commenter asked. “Maybe young girls shouldn’t strive to look like this, but they shouldn’t strive to drag women in side by side pics on the internet either. They should strive to love themselves and love others.”
A third person wrote, “Don’t do this. Women should be able to dress in whatever way makes them feel good! She was pregnant on the left. She works out every day and documents it. I don’t think it’s up to us to judge her.”
In the wake of the 2019 Met Gala, Kardashian’s trainer, Melissa Alcantara, defended her star client “To make things clear 1. This dress is corseted,” she wrote in her Instagram Stories. “BUT 2. Kim trains her ass off 6 days a f–king week, she wakes up early AF and is dedicated. 3. I paved the road for her but SHE did the work!”
Alcantara continued: “MOST IMPORTANTLY I don’t give a s–t about your opinions on her body, if you think she fake or not! I see her every morning, I see her train and I see her sweat and I see all the work she does outside the gym and THAT is commendable!”