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Kim Kardashian West slammed for promoting appetite suppressants

01c8eeea-8b68-4a64-bcfd-81ff6e4006e8 Kim Kardashian West slammed for promoting appetite suppressants
Stacy Diaz | 17 May, 2018, 00:51

Kim Kardashian has got a lot of people mad after she took to Instagram on Tuesday (May, 16) to rave on about some lollipops that supposedly help you get a flat tummy. Jameela Jamil took to Twitter to brand Kardashian West a "terrible and toxic influence on young girls", while eating disorder charity Beat told HuffPost UK it believes that widely promoting such products is "harmful".

No. Fuck off. No. Jamil harshly exclaims how Kardashian is a "toxic and bad influence on young girls".

Kim Kardashian has been accused of promoting disordered eating by endorsing an appetite suppressant. She praised Kris Jenner's "branding capabilities" but concluded that "this family makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to". But regulators have warned that "just because you see a supplement product on a store shelf" or, indeed, on a celebrity's Instagram page, "does not mean it is safe".

- Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil)MAYBE don't take appetite suppressors and eat enough to fuel your BRAIN and work hard and be successful.

After Kardashian's post was removed, Flat Tummy Co.'s Instagram seemed to be briefly deleted but is back online now. And to play with your kids.

Nearly immediately following the post, fans and followers bashed Kim in her comments and on Twitter for promoting the lollipops.

The reality TV star, who boasts 111 million followers on the social media platform, deleted a sponsored advertisement for appetite suppressant lollipops on Wednesday after facing criticism from those who called her "irresponsible" and "vile". Jesus Christ. They're money hungry. No one should have to feel the need to suppress their appetite to fit to ridiculous beauty standards. This is disgusting. Your fans are going to be seeing this and thinking that this is how you get your body.

Kardashian West has not publicly responded to Jamil's comments.

When she spoke to Newsbeat about it in March, the 32-year-old said she's been a "body positivity warrior" for a long time.

On the company's website, the lollipop is described to have the ingredient satiereal, which they claim is a "clinically proven safe active ingredient extracted from natural plants". "So with 1-2 pops per day, you'll have your hunger under control and cravings in-check".