Another day, another trending story about Kim Kardashian. Although opinions are divided about whether she’s a great role model and businesswoman or a vapid, fame-hungry stunt queen, one thing is for sure—everyone has an opinion about her.
This time, we’re talking about Kim because of the backlash against her paid endorsement of appetite suppressing lollipops, of all things. After she posted the ad on her Instagram, actress Jameela Jamil took to her own social media to vent about Kim’s role in warping beauty standards, especially for her young fans.
It is, like all media feeding frenzies, a big ol’ mess. But don’t worry—we’re going to get through this together.
22. Kim’s Original Ad
It started with this ad, which Kim posted earlier in the week. She writes: “You guys…@flattummyco just dropped a new product. They’re Appetite Suppressant Lollipops, and they’re literally unreal. They’re giving the first 500 people on their website 15% OFF so if you want to get your hands on some…you need to do it quick!”
Aside from the fact that she misused the word “literally,” there is so much wrong with this post. The suggestive pose, the blatant shilling, and that appetite suppressing lollipops exist at all.
21. Jameela Jamil Fires Back
British actress Jameela Jamil, who stars as Tahani on The Good Place, shredded Kim on Twitter. She calls Kim a “terrible and toxic influence on young girls” and says that “this family makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to.”
But Jameela wasn’t done yet…