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Uh-oh — fans are not happy with Kim Kardashian for her latest post about how she gets her tummy "back to flat" after some holiday excess. (So, it's not salads alone?) On January 3, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians sister took to Instagram to share a photo of herself wearing a crop top and holding a shake from Flat Tummy Co.
Her (#spon) caption went on to gush over how she just "loooves" the teas, and uses them to achieve her enviable shape, and how we should all buy in, et cetera. (Read: ca-ching. Celebrities of Kim's stature reportedly make about $200,000 for a post like that.)
Take a look at the ad:
Now, before we get into the comments, let's review the controversy that's brewing around diet teas like Kim's at the moment. The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil has been vocal about her outrage seeing public figures endorse what are ultimately, she says, laxatives. Her passion comes from a personal place.
The actress tweeted: "I was the teenager who starved herself for years, who spent all her money on these miracle cures and laxatives and tips from celebrities on how to maintain a weight that was lower than what my body wanted it to be... I was sick, I have had digestion and metabolism problems for life.”
Now, back to Kim. Under her Flat Tummy Co. endorsement, comments like these rolled in: "'Surprised you could get off the toilet to take this photo. No one wants your ‘weight loss laxatives’ hunny... literally says 'meal replacement.'" Another wrote: "Maybe do research on these things before blindly defending celebrities who are wholeheartedly helping to support the industry designed around making women hate their bodies." And still another chimed in with: "This is disgusting, [your] flat stomach had nothing to do with that shake. Just surgery and workouts... There are also an audience of young girls who are at the age when they are very self conscious following you and seeing this."
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