Why eat a nutritious meal when you can suck on a lollipop?
Kim Kardashian has decided to take a leaf out of her hubby’s playbook and stir up some fresh controversy for May, posting an advertisement on Instagram for hunger-busting lollipops.
Backlash to the advert has been swift.
Jameela Jamil called out Kim’s “terrible and toxic influence on young girls” via Twitter, joining in with a host of others that believe Kim’s contributing to a culture that promulgates eating disorders.
No. Fuck off. No. You terrible and toxic influence on young girls. I admire their mother’s branding capabilities, she is an exploitative but innovative genius, however this family makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to. ☹️ pic.twitter.com/zDPN1T8sBM
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) May 16, 2018
wow i have lost all respect for Kim Kardashian. promoting appetite suppressants when it’s mental health awareness week?? there are so many people who battle or who have battled with an eating disorder and she is making not eating look like it is “trendy”. disgusting and selfish.
— letice day (@leticeyday) May 16, 2018
Only last week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded the reality TV star with an Influencer Award.
What are your thoughts?
Probably doesn’t help that everyone’s strongest cultural affiliation to the lollipop is coping one for being a good little girl / boy at your doctor’s office.
Keen for more Twitter roasts? Check out how the internet reacted to some of the poor fashion choices at the Met Gala.
Cover Image: Instagram | @kimkardashian