Kim K's Trainer Clapped Back at Trolls Who Came for Her Super Cinched Waist at the Met Gala
"I don't give a sh*t about your opinions on her body."
Kim Kardashian was one of the many A-list celebs who stunned on the pink carpet at this year's Met Gala. Her nude, ultra-sexy, nearly transparent dress was an indisputable head-turner. Covered in sparkling embellishments, a traditional corset was sewn into the dress, accentuating Kim K's figure-hugging look.
"Once we’re all at the top of the carpet we can all take a deep breath," the reality star told Vogue. "I don't know if I can in this corset. I honestly had to...practice. It’s a proper corset...I never had one like this, it is insane." (Related: Kim Kardashian Reaches Peak IDGAF In a Thong Bikini)
Fans had all sorts of thoughts about the reality star's super-cinched waist, and many of them took to Twitter to accuse her body of being "fake."
"Where did Kim Kardashian's internal organs spend the night at Met Gala? Because I can't figure out how anatomically possible it would be to fit them all inside that tiny waist," one user wrote.
"I wish @KimKardashian would use her platform to speak on things like body positivity but she keeps making her waist unrealistically narrow and her ass unrealistically big. It's disgusting and gross and why would you even? The sh*t people with money do," said another.
Even people on her Instagram took to the comments section to accuse the star of having her bones (!) removed to make her waist look small. "It's called getting your ribs removed," one commenter wrote.
Others echoed that strange sentiment and added, "No amount of exercise or dieting can change your body shape this much. It has to be surgery," and "I cannot ever imagine removing my ribs to make my waistline ridiculously small. It's very disturbing."
But Melissa Alcantara, Kim K's personal trainer, didn't stand idly by while people suggested that her client's body is "fake." Instead, she hit up her own Instagram Stories to defend the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star. (Related: Kim Kardashian’s Trainer Just Shared Her Powerful Post-Pregnancy Transformation)
"To make things clear," Alcantara wrote, "1. This dress is corseted BUT 2. Kim trains her ass off 6 days a f*cking week, she wakes up early AF and is dedicated. 3. I paved the road for her but SHE did the work! MOST IMPORTANTLY I don't give a sh*t about your opinions on her body if you think [it's] 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!"
Regardless of your ~opinions~ of Kim K, calling her body "fake" and/or "unrealistic" is a form of body-shaming in and of itself. (Related: Why Body-Shaming Is Such a Big Problem—and What You Can Do to Stop It)
It all boils down to changing the way we talk about women's bodies. If a woman chooses to alter her physique, whether that's through plastic surgery or, in this case, by wearing a corset, it isn't and should never be anyone's business or topic of debate. Not to mention, outfits at the Met Gala are a form of artistic expression, and Kim K's was no different.
And let's be clear: Kim Kardashian is more than just her body. So let's give her credit for all the things that she is. Yes, she's a total beast in the gym, but she's also a wife and mother of almost four, a kickass entrepreneur, a successful TV star (undeniable, no matter what you think of reality TV), and she's currently studying to become a lawyer to continue her work in criminal justice reform.
Most of all, though, Kim K never apologizes for who she is or what she wears. Despite being dragged for her near-naked selfies, risqué outfits, and cosmetic choices, she continues to feel empowered and couldn't care less what others think. Her persona is a form of self-expression, and at the end of the day, that is the furthest thing from "fake."