Kim Kardashian Deletes Appetite Suppressant Instagram Ad After Backlash

Carla Harmon
May 17, 2018

But her latest Instagram ad for appetite suppressant lollipops, shared with her 111 million followers on Wednesday, has come under fire for promoting a "harmful" message.

Kardashian's support of the lollipop diet fad - about which health experts have expressed doubt - has been accused of setting a bad, and potentially risky, example by suggesting that people should be replacing meals with the "unreal" snacks. They're giving the first 500 people on their website 15 per cent OFF so if you want to get your hands on some ... you need to do it quick!


She added the cheeky hashtag, #suckit, as she informed fans that she was being paid for posting the advert. And to play with your kids. You're endorsing that. You should be ashamed of yourself'. The post has been taken down, but it's unclear if she or the sponsor deleted it or if Instagram removed it. With thousands of Kim's followers being young, impressionable girls, many felt that Kim's promotion was insensitive and damaging to her young female fans. Jamil is a champion for body positivity and even runs a popular Instagram account called I Weigh.

Kim Kardashian West is well-known for divulging details of her dieting antics on social media.


I will always stand by the fact if you are in a position of influence you should be responsible for what you promote and the effect it would have on the millions of young minds that adore you. And to have something to say about your life at the end, other than "I had a flat stomach". "This family makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to".

Another wrote: "I, like you, am the mother of two daughters and I think promoting a product like this is deeply irresponsible on your part Kim".


"Disappointed to see such a post from such an influential media icon". "Let's teach the younger generation that's watching Kim that instead of trying to find shortcuts you need to eat right, hit the gym, and actually take care of your body". "But not at the expense of hundreds of teens who would enter that vicious cycle of insecurity and body shaming". "Apples are filled with antioxidants flavonoids and fiber which can help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease- that's more than you can say about a lollipop", she says.

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