Kim Kardashian Labelled "Terrrible And Toxic" For Appetite Suppressing Lollipop Ads
"Have something to say about your life at the end, other than “I had a flat stomach."
Kim Kardashian has faced backlash after running a sponsored message on Instagram featuring appetite suppressant lollipops.
Yep, apparently appetite suppressant lollipops are a real thing.
In a now-deleted post Kardashian captioned an image of herself slurping on one of the lollipops calling them "literally unreal" and hashtagging #suckit.
The post offered a discount to the first 500 people who went to the website of the company selling the product, the 37-year-old business mogul urging her followers to "do it quick".
Comments on the post were almost entirely negative, calling Kardashian out for shilling a product she doesn't even need. The Kardashians often promote products like waist trainers and weight-loss teas despite also having access and resources for personal trainers, nutritionists and the like.
Users also tweeted out their frustrations, criticising Kardashian for promoting what could be perceived as harmful messaging to her young fanbase.
Jameela Jamil, star of The Good Place, called Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner an "exploitative but innovative genius" and Kim herself a "terrible and toxic influence" on young girls.
This also isn't the first time Jamil has spoken out against the Kardashian Klan. In response to an image of each Kardashian being labelled by their weight, Jamil posted across social media she wrote, "This is how women are taught to value themselves. In KG. Grim."
The 32-year-old then started the Instagram account @i_weigh. Posting a selfie, Jamil filled the image with all the things she "weighs" herself by, like her family, her friends and her "bingo wings".
"I like myself in spite of EVERYTHING I've been taught by the media to hate myself about," she wrote.
The account urged women to do the same, embracing the parts of themselves that they loved, rather than being literally weighed down by the number on the scale.
Meanwhile, Kardashian's ad was taken down. At first it appeared to be an error on Instagram's behalf, when users noticed a message saying the post had violated community guidelines.
After it was pointed out, Instagram told BuzzFeed News that the deletion was an accident and it was restored. It looks as though the ad has once again been removed, though it's not clear if was from Instagram's end or if Kardashian's team deleted it.
If only there was a lollipop for staying offline.
Featured image: Instagram.