After receiving backlash for her drastic Met Gala weight loss, Kim Kardashian insisted she 'didn't do anything unhealthy', and compared the situation to Christian Bale dropping lbs. for a movie role.

Kim Kardashian is defending her decision to lose 16 pounds in three weeks in order to fit into her Met Gala dress earlier this year.

“I didn’t do anything unhealthy,” she told The New York Times. “To me, it was like, ‘Okay, Christian Bale can do it for a movie role and that is acceptable.’

Even Renee Zellweger gained weight for a role. It’s all the same to me. I wasn’t saying, ‘Hey everyone, why don’t you go lose weight in a short period of time?'”

Christian has famously gained and dropped a drastic amount of weight for movie roles.

Most notably, he dropped more than 50 pounds in four months for his role in 2005’s The Machinist after previously gaining weight for American Psycho.

The actor said he lived on a diet of black coffee, one apple and one tin of tuna per day while he was prepping for the film.