Kim Kardashian gets slammed for Insta post endorsing appetite suppressants
Kim's desicion to endorse such a product was seen with a lot of scrutiny by many people, since the KKW founder is a mother-of-three
Kim Kardashian is facing immense backlash from fans and celebrities all over, and it's not over her drab met Gala dress.
The reality star has been called out ever since she posted an Instagram picture endorsing appetite suppressants on her personal account.
The 37-year-old reality star posted a picture that advertised Flat Tummy’s lollipops on Tuesday, and by early morning on Wednesday, the photo was deleted.
Although it has been largely reported that the reality star staged the delete on purpose to escape from some of the clap backs she received, a representative from Instagram told BuzzFeed in an update that it was not Kim's fault, but a technical glitch from the media company which resulted in the picture getting deleted, which has since been restored.
“We mistakenly removed content we shouldn’t have and apologized to Kim for the inconvenience caused.”
With regards to the ad, Kim's decision to endorse such a product was seen with a lot of scrutiny by many people, since the KKW founder is a mother-of-three, and being a mother of two daughters, she should be aware of the harms of using such a product.
The harshest slam to the KUWTK star came from The Good Place‘s Jameela Jamil, who called out the glam mogul for being a "terrible and toxic influence on young girls".
No. Fuck off. No. You terrible and toxic influence on young girls. I admire their mother’s branding capabilities, she is an exploitative but innovative genius, however this family makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to. ☹️ pic.twitter.com/zDPN1T8sBM— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) May 16, 2018
In her tweet slamming the ad and Kim's actions, Jamil wrote, “No. F— off. No. [You’re a] terrible and toxic influence on young girls. I admire their mother’s branding capabilities, she is an exploitative but innovative genius, however, this family makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to.”
Further adding to her original rant, Jamil sent out a second tweet explaining her actions. “MAYBE don’t take appetite suppressors and eat enough to fuel your BRAIN and work hard and be successful. And to play with your kids. And to have fun with your friends. And to have something to say about your life at the end, other than ‘I had a flat stomach.’”
MAYBE don’t take appetite suppressors and eat enough to fuel your BRAIN and work hard and be successful. And to play with your kids. And to have fun with your friends. And to have something to say about your life at the end, other than “I had a flat stomach.” 🤯 pic.twitter.com/XsBM3aFtAQ— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) May 16, 2018
This is not the first time Jamil has called out the Kardashian sisters over their callous attitudes towards health and beauty. Previously, the actress had reacted to a blog post from Kardashian sister Khloe's blog, where the pregnant TV star had expressed her views to "look thin AF" in pictures.
Kim's supporters also joined on to Jamil's bandwagon and criticized the reality star for using her influencing powers to indirectly promote eating disorders.
kim kardashian is really almost 40 years old with all the money in the world and she's still out here advertising appetite suppressants to teenagers on instagram— Katelin (@etherealbunny) May 16, 2018
Can't believe Kim Kardashian is that rich but still feels the need to promote appetite suppressing lollipops of all things? Is she fucking alright ?— Kathryn (@biscoffbabe) May 16, 2018
wow i have lost all respect for Kim Kardashian. promoting appetite suppressants when it’s mental health awareness week?? there are so many people who battle or who have battled with an eating disorder and she is making not eating look like it is “trendy”. disgusting and selfish.— letice day (@leticeyday) May 16, 2018
If you want an appetite suppressant, just eat food. That’s what it’s there for. Why are there endless articles, fake nutritionists, stupid fucking lollies & Kim Kardashian constantly telling us ways to suppress our appetite? STOP PATHOLOGISING HUNGER. Humans need to eat.— Amy Abrahams (@Amy_Abrahams) May 16, 2018
Eating disorders are a very real issue for a lot of young people and to see Kim Kardashian actively encouraging her fans to develop an unhealthy relationship with food is terrifying and gravely concerning. pic.twitter.com/hhFYBbm8hL— Dr. Liam Hackett (@DiageoLiam) May 16, 2018
Kim Kardashian promoting appetite suppressants. Does she have absolutely no shame? This is incredibly damaging and dangerous. pic.twitter.com/thFTNoCjYA— Em Sheldon (@emshelx) May 16, 2018
This is why I am disgusted at @KimKardashian agreeing to run an advertisement to her impressionable fan base. This promotes an unhealthy and damaging relationship with food and we absolutely must take a stand against anything that could be damaging to people online.— Dr. Liam Hackett (@DiageoLiam) May 16, 2018