If the reports that a surrogate is pregnant with their fourth child are true, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will soon have another mouth to feed. That could be why the reality star drummed up some extra cash by sharing a sponsored post Wednesday to her 123 million Instagram followers.
Rather than acknowledge the rumors about her reportedly expanding family, Kardashian showed off her trim torso in an ad peddling Flat Tummy’s line of meal replacement shakes. The 38-year-old credits the weight loss range with helping her slim down after holiday indulgence.
“These meal replacement shakes are so good and they’re helping me get my tummy back to flat,” Kardashian posted. “I’m already feeling amazing and I’m so excited for the next few weeks.”
Her fans were less impressed, however. After blasting Kardashian for promoting Flat Tummy’s appetite-suppressing lollipops last May, her followers are once again accusing her of pushing an unhealthy, body-shaming agenda.
“What a shame you are promoting this to young girls that look up to you,” one person admonished. “Disgusting.”
“How much [are] they paying her to promote this utter garbage?” another asked.
“This is telling young impressionable kids that follow you that a simple shake will make their body right,” a commenter added. “OMG time to unfollow.”
Some followers chided Kardashian for promoting a quick-fix weight loss product.
“Such a shame to see a powerful woman with such a strong following promoting toxic weight loss techniques such as these,” a commenter wrote. “This is the opposite of productive … If anything, enter into 2019 with a goal of HEALTH, not unsustainable weight loss goals and disappointment. Kim, young girls are watching!”
Another follower stated: “How about: educate our youth [on] why exercise is important, how to nourish yourself properly, how to love yourself, etc. We do not have enough education about health — mental, physical, social, emotional, occupational, etc. — and this certainly isn’t helping anyone but a brand and [your] checkbook. This almost just gave me a complex and I should love my body and feel good about it no matter what. I could work out every day and eat well and never get my abs back. Am [I] supposed to miss a meal to look a certain way or is this giving me nutrients and a false hope? I hope weight and looks are never an issue for your children over them being happy and healthy. This ad you’re endorsing speaks volumes. Hope you donate the check to a really good cause.”
Others wondered why Kardashian needs to run a paid post given her wealth, but she’s not alone in having a side hustle. Her mother, Kris Jenner, posted an ad for meal replacement shakes this week from a competing company. Like her daughter, Jenner was accused of being “irresponsible” about health and body image.
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