Thursday, 20 June, 2019


Kim Kardashian slammed for promoting appetite-suppressing lollipops

Jameela Jamil brands Kim Kardashian a'toxic influence over appetite suppressant Jameela is having none of Kim’s latest
Hannah Rogers | 17 May, 2018, 02:34

"They're literally unreal", Kim wrote, before urging her followers to get their hands on the sweets, saying "you need to do it quick!"

The reality TV star took to Instagram on Tuesday night (15May18) and posted a picture of her sucking a red lollipop as part of a paid promotional partnership with Flat Tummy Co.

Beckerman also clarified that the dark side of appetite suppressants has consequences beyond diet-including mental health implications. No one should have to feel the need to suppress their appetite to fit to ridiculous beauty standards. And to have fun with your friends.

On the company's website, the lollipop is described to have the ingredient satiereal, which they claim is a "clinically proven safe active ingredient extracted from natural plants".

"Completely irresponsible and a really sad message to be projecting".

"If you're hungry then eat".

"Delete the post, apologise, donate some of your $175 million to an eating disorder charity.it's the least you can do @KimKardashian", another wrote. "Stop convincing people to literally starve themselves of food to get a flat tummy".

Ignoring the hate, one wrote: "Beautiful queen.", as another added: "You look absolutely balm oh my god".

"This is a disgusting and shameful thing to promote".

Many fans were disappointed, too. The brand does most of their advertising through social media influencer campaigns for other products like teas.

Nearly immediately following the post, fans and followers bashed Kim in her comments and on Twitter for promoting the lollipops. Eating isn't shameful, our bodies aren't shameful.

"This is incredibly damaging and unsafe", and "Can't believe Kim Kardashian is that rich but still feels the need to promote appetite suppressing lollipops of all things?" "This is incredibly damaging and unsafe".

To get a better idea of the dangers and risks surrounding appetite suppressors, InStyle spoke to Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, registered dietitian and resident nutrition expert at Betches Media.

"This woman has far too much influence over young girls and seems incapable of using it in a positive way".

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