Kim Kardashian took to Instagram Tuesday night posting a picture of her sucking a red lollipop as part of a paid promotional partnership with Flat Tummy Co. The picture cause major backlash toward the KUWTK star.
“#ad You guys… @flattummyco just dropped a new product. They’re Appetite Suppressant Lollipops and they’re literally unreal. They’re giving the first 500 people on their website 15% OFF so if you want to get your hands on some… you need to do it quick! #suckit,” she wrote to her Instagram.
The 37-year-old mom of three got blasted for sharing the ad, many responded with comments.
“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,” said one comment.
“Are you sick? Appetite suppressant lollipops. I know y’all will do anything for money but capitalizing off of a product designed to encourage disordered eating sICK,” said another follower.
“The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil was displeased with the as as well, she shared screenshots of Kim’s post on Twitter and wrote, “No. F*** off. No. You terrible and toxic influence on young girls (sic). 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.”
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’s offensive post has since been removed from her Instagram page.