According to a since-deleted tweet from Access Hollywood, the model ate a completely average meal of “grilled cheese, fries, crepes, and more” — as opposed to, say, seaweed washed down with beetroot juice — before slinking down the Met Gala red carpet in a white jumpsuit.
While there’s nothing particularly remarkable about her dining choices, the (possibly sarcastic) comment that ran with the tweet has rubbed some folks the wrong way.
“Now that is bravery,” the Access Hollywood tweet read.
Critics were quick to mock the comment, which was deleted following the backlash, for promoting the idea that eating is an act of courage.
Access deleted their tweet calling Kendall Jenner “brave” for eating before putting on a dress and I think that’s the best thing that happened today. https://t.co/R2RMclU5YS
— Lisa Marie (@xLiserx) May 8, 2018
No disrespect to @KendallJenner, but this makes me sick. Eating food and being beautiful is NOT bravery. You want to see brave? Go find the starving, the hated, and the ugly among us, who still manage to drag themselves out of bed to care for their families and themselves.
— Fractured Fissure (@FracturedDivide) May 8, 2018
you people are the capital and the rest of us are living in the hunger games districts i swear to god https://t.co/fJ14tJL0HF
— Molly Priddy (@mollypriddy) May 8, 2018
they deleted the tweet jdjdfsjsdsjd
— faggrat XCX (@faggrat) May 8, 2018
yes grandpa i know you and your family fled lithuania by foot after your brothers were captured by the russians but did you ever *points to tweet* do THIS
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) May 8, 2018
It sounds hungry, not brave.
— Lisa O'Donnell (@LisaOGiggles) May 8, 2018
Why is it brave to eat? Did someone poison it? Is she lactose intolerant or something?
— Dicky Moore (@dickymoo) May 8, 2018
The uproar came on the heels of criticism that the Met Gala crowd wasn’t representative of larger body types.
“Someone ought to attend the Met Gala and really blow people’s minds by being fat,” talk show sidekick Andy Richter tweeted, and plus-size blogger Gabi Fresh suggested — and drew incredible support for — a Met Gala for “fat girls.”
— gabifresh (@gabifresh) May 8, 2018
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