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Kim Kardashian West slammed for promoting appetite suppressants

Kim Kardashian West slammed for promoting appetite suppressants

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star posted a photo of herself licking a lollipop, which makes claims that it suppresses the appetite, and was accused of encouraging young women to starve themselves rather than eat a healthy meal.

Haling them as "literally unreal", Kardashian can be seen sucking on a red lollipop in the post, which offers her followers the new product at a discounted price.

Flat Tummy Co's website says its lollipops contain "satiereal" (an extract of saffron stigma, which it claims "helps control food intake, cravings and weight) and are "designed to help you suppress your appetite".

Unlike most of us, Kardashian West isn't just screaming into the void when she posts on social media; she exerts vast influence. Good Place actress Jameela Jamil was not here for Kim's post taking to Twitter to share her opinions.

'No. F*** off. No.




'You bad and toxic influence on young girls. 'MAYBE don't take appetite suppressors and eat enough to fuel your BRAIN and work hard and be successful'. But after intense backlash, she deleted the post on Thursday morning. And to have fun with your friends.

This isn't the first time Jamil has called out the Kardashian-Jenners for insinuating that a woman's worth should be measured by her size. Promoting appetite suppressants when it's mental health awareness week? And to have something to say about your life at the end, other than "I had a flat stomach". The woman is super-wealthy and influential - does she really need to promote lollipops of any description at this point? Minutes after Kardashian posted the #ad, her page was flooded with people ridiculing the mother of three for promoting poor eating habits to her 111 million followers - many of whom are admiring girls.

"We mistakenly removed content we shouldn't have and apologized to Kim for the inconvenience caused", a spokesperson for Instagram told The Mighty.

One user said, "How desperate are you for the money @KimKardashian?".

What spawned from her frustrations, though, is something much more positive.


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