Lili Reinheart made headlines in May 2022 when she voiced her disagreement with celebrities talking in interviews about “starving” themselves to fit into dresses. “to blatantly acknowledge starving yourself in order to attend the Met Gala when you are fully aware that millions of young people are looking up to you and paying close attention to everything you say. The ignorance is abhorrent and alien “ according to People was what she wrote at the time in her Instagram Story.
It’s very obvious that Reinhart was referring to Kim Kardashian, who reportedly shed 16 pounds in three weeks before the 2022 Met Gala to fit into a dress originally worn by Marilyn Monroe, even if she didn’t specifically name her. Due to Reinhart’s decision to draw attention to the unsatisfactory weight loss methods, the actress was vilified in media articles alongside other celebrities, including Kim Kardashian. However, Reinhart emphasized in a recent interview with IndieWire that she stands by her claims.
Reinhart admitted, “There are times when I do feel like a little bit of the black sheep speaking up. “”Why isn’t anyone else talking about this?” Then I see why they are keeping quiet because as soon as I do, 30 articles appear accusing me of “slamming” a celebrity. Actually, I’m just expressing a viewpoint that is very significant to me.”
Reinhart has been candid in the past about her struggles with accepting her figure. The Riverdale actress stated in a series of Instagram Stories in early 2022, “I didn’t think being in this industry, that is so preoccupied with women’s bodies and weights, could ever screw with my own body acceptance and positivity, but it has. She continued, “Not feeling comfortable in my own skin is a sad thing. “Let’s talk about it some more. Regularize it. Show sympathy for others. Show warmth and compassion.”
Reinhart acknowledged that speaking out against unhealthy weight loss methods has a cost despite her desire for doing so. She told IndieWire, “There’s no manual here, no one trains you how to wake up to 20,000 tweets asking you to kill yourself, have a nose operation, or that you’re obese.” “I’ll tell you what, nothing is more terrible than watching your name trend on Twitter.”
Reinhart claims that regardless of what others may think about her as a result, she still intends to speak up. “I don’t want to just stand by and say nothing; I don’t like to be silent. I am aware that I have haters on Twitter. Everyone comments on certain stories by saying, “God, does this girl ever shut up and quit whining?” Actually, I don’t because I have a lot to say and no one else appears to be interested “In the most recent interview, she stated.
“I have to step in when someone is talking about disordered eating or pushing bad habits,” she said. “You’re hurting me and triggering me, so you must also be triggering millions of other people who are hearing what you have to say, I’m thinking. Even when it puts me in hot water, I suppose it’s better than simply not standing up for anything.”
Reinhart receiving criticism on social media for voicing her ideas about the harmful diet culture is totally unacceptable. But her words undoubtedly give others comfort and encouragement. Thus, let’s denormalize drastic weight loss techniques and speak out even when others won’t.