Kim K is at it again, but this time, it’s not a fashion statement. She’s after lollipops. She has made one of the most kid-friendly, loveable pastimes into a dieting routine. Suck on that.
She posted an ad on her Instagram promoting appetite suppressant lollipops from Flat Tummy Co. These lollipops include an ingredient called satiereal, which is a clinically proven safe active ingredient and works to maximize satiety, which then helps to control cravings. The website recommends eating a maximum of two lollipops per day to suppress hunger.
However, the mom of three young children received a ton of backlash from all different social media platforms and users. Vogue reports that Maria Marlowe, a Manhattan-based nutritionist, says, “But this is sending the wrong messages- that being hungry is bad, that our bodies need to be controlled, and that the route to our ideal body comes in candy form.”
Kardashian since deleted the post but her critics and fans continue to call out how problematic it can be for her to promote diet products to her millions of followers. The need to have a flat stomach is being promoted everywhere you look today- which can be incredibly dangerous for young people who are not entirely comfortable with their own bodies.
Stars such as Jameela Jamil called out Kardashian on Twitter, stating that people should eat enough food to fuel their brains to work hard and be successful.
What do you think of Kim’s promotion of these appetite suppressant lollipops? Did she let her fans down? 60% of you think that Kim let you down, and that this promotion was not okay, while 40% of you forgive her. Read the full story on Glamour here.
Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!
Kim K posted an ad on Insta endorsing appetite suppressant lollipops, then deleted it after she got some backlash. Did she just let down all of her fans?
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