Kim Kardashian Under Fire After Being Caught Endorsing ‘Diet Lollipops’

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No stranger to controversy, Kim Kardashian is at it again with an #ad she posted on Instagram last Tuesday. Now, the famous Kardashian was called out by fans for promoting a kind of ‘appetite suppressant lollipop’ by the brand @flattummyco, which went completely against her goal for body positivity.

Take a look at the ad below (we screenshot it in case it gets deleted):

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The photo came with a caption that called the lollipops “literally unreal”, and a promo code for her fans to try them out. It didn’t take long before non-fans and even fans bombarded the post’s comment section with comments by fans who disagree with Kim’s endorsement. Here are some of the criticism Kim received:

Kim and her sisters are known for promoting a variety of products on their social media accounts, mainly Instagram. Prior to this, the Kardashians and Jenners have done ads for Flat Tummy Tea (a kind of detox tea that’s making waves on the Internet, also made by the same brand as the appetite suppressant lollipops.

Jameela Jamil, the star of The Good Place, responded on Twitter with an important message to Kim:

The Flat Tummy Tea endorsement might’ve been a more subtle way to promote a slender and toned figure, but the diet lollipops were just unfavourable to many, with concerns on how the product might be toxic to those with eating disorders. In the United States alone, up to 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder.

Our take is that Kim shouldn’t be seen as a role model to begin with. But as a person with 111 million followers on Instagram, she could’ve been more wary of the products she chooses to advertise on her platform.