After posting a picture in which she advertised Flat Tummy Co.’s latest lollipop which is an appetite suppressor, Kim-K's fans and others reacted to the picture with backlash.
Kim Kardashian posted a picture on her Instagram page in which she was promoting a lollipop in her usual sultry fashion. The lollipop is the latest product from Flat Tummy Co. which is an allegedly suppresses the appetite and aids in weight loss. The caption of the picture she had posted said: “#ad 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! #suckit.”
Immediate backlash by fans and others alike ensued as soon as the picture was posted, with countless fans responding to the picture negatively and incredibly outraged as to how she was basically promoting starvation of the self to "look good". Fans said her picture was dangerous and was giving young women a push in the wrong direction. Jameela Jamil, an actress on the hit show The Good Place responded furiously, saying: “No. F*** 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.”
Jameela followed up on her post on Twitter saying: “MAYBE don’t take appetite suppressors and eat enough to fuel your BRAIN and work hard and be successful. And to play with your kids. And to have fun with your friends. And to have something to say about your life at the end, other than ‘I had a flat stomach.’”
According to Daily Beast, dieticians Anna Debenham and Alex Parker spoke about the lollipops, saying that “Keep in mind that these lollipops are considered supplements, which means they are not regulated as strictly as prescription medications and therefore can be both ineffective and potentially unsafe to consume." The lollipop allegedly contains suppressant additives which keep the appetite limited.