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Jameela Jamil is continuing to urge celebrities to stop promoting so-called "detox teas." Most recently, The Good Place actress has expressed public disappointment with Khloe Kardashian for her Instagram posts flaunting her flat tummy and the teas that allegedly gave her that shape.
In a recent sponsored Instagram post, Kardashian wrote: "#ad Loving how my tummy looks right now you guys! I brought @flattummyco’s meal replacement shakes into my routine about 2 weeks ago, and the progress is undeniable P.S the shakes are 20% off today and you can get Flat Tummy Tea at a really good deal too. Go check it out!"
To that, Jamil responded with a social media post of her own: "If you're too irresponsible to: a) own up to the fact that you have a personal trainer, nutritionist, probable chef, and a surgeon to achieve your aesthetic, rather than this laxative product...And b) tell them the side effects of this NON-FDA approved product, that most doctors are saying aren't healthy [...] then I guess I have to."
But, don't say that Jamil is trying to take Kardashian down — she's not. At the March 28 GLAAD awards, the actress told Us Weekly: "All I care about is what she puts out into the world for young girls. I’m not trying to get anyone canceled. [I’m] not trying to cancel all celebrities and influencers who do this. I just want them to start being more responsible and to start looking out for the mental health of young people."
Jamil, who's been open about past struggles with an eating disorder, added: “I was a young person who wasn’t looked out for by celebrities I was looking up to. It really damaged me, seeing firsthand what it can do to you. We all have work to do. But there’s not that much pressure. It’s not hard to know, ‘Don’t sell non-FDA-approved products that are powder on the internet and pretend that’s how you got your face and body.’ Just don’t do it. Don’t lie. Be honest, it’s not that hard.”
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