Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Kim Kardashian Slammed for Promoting Appetite Suppressing Lollipops on Instagram

Kim Kardashian Slammed for Promoting Appetite Suppressing Lollipops on Instagram

Kim Kardashian West has angered fans, and been accused of promoting disordered eating, after advertising appetite suppressants on Instagram.

"Giving the product a plug on Tuesday (May 15th) to her 111 million followers on Instagram, she captioned the shot: "#ad You guys... On Twitter, Jamil responded by calling Kim a "terrible and toxic influence on young girls".

No. Fuck off. No.

But with great power comes great responsibility and, as many people pointed out, promoting appetite suppressants sends an incredibly unhealthy message.

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The founder of I Weigh, a social media campaign geared towards supplanting society's focus on their physical appearance by recognizing their achievements as human beings, further notes how "this family makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to". And to have fun with your friends.

Though it's expected at this point that celebrities will use their massive followings to garner new business partnerships, and plenty of A-listers promote brands on their Instagrams, Kardashian's latest endorsement has hit a nerve with her peers and her dedicated fan base. "And to have something to say about your life at the end, other than 'I had a flat stomach, '" she added, before crediting people on Twitter for getting her to take it down.

Kardashian's followers swiftly jumped in the comments section, some even accusing her of recklessly promoting eating disorders.

In case you missed it, Kardashian West shared a picture of herself sucking on a lollipop that apparently helps suppress appetite. No one should have to feel the need to suppress their appetite to fit to ridiculous beauty standards.

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One Instagram user wrote: "This made my blood boil". Jesus Christ. They're money hungry. Among her critics was The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil, who called Kardashian "toxic".

When she spoke to Newsbeat about it in March, the 32-year-old said she's been a "body positivity warrior" for a long time.

The company's website says the lollipops are created to be taken when people experience food cravings.

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