Of course, yhe biggest criticism here is that Kim is already one of the richest women in Hollywood, so is promoting an appetite suppressant really an opportunity she needed to take?
"Giving the product a plug on Tuesday (May 15th) to her 111 million followers on Instagram, she captioned the shot: "#ad You guys...
Both Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian also rep Flat Tummy Co., sharing posts about fat-burning teas and diet drink mixes with their millions of followers, though neither sister has posted anything about an appetite-suppressing lollipop yet.More news: Thandie Newton honors Black Star Wars characters with 'Solo' premiere dress
Fans and other celebrities alike immediately pounced on the post, most claiming it was an unhealthy way to lose weight and promoting unrealistic ideas about healthy eating. The Good Place star Jameela Jamil, 32, blasted Kim for her endorsement in scathing Twitter messages.
'No. F*** off. No.
She added, "MAYBE don't take appetite suppressors and eat enough to fuel your BRAIN and work hard and be successful". The post has since deleted, but the backlash remains fervent. And to have fun with your friends. "Let's teach the younger generation that's watching Kim that instead of trying to find shortcuts you need to eat right, hit the gym, and actually take care of your body. She should be held accountable as she's promoting disordered eating and not clearly communicating the risk associated with the products she's pushing". Kardashian West's post is particularly tasteless considering it is now Mental Health Awareness Week.More news: OnePlus' Bullets Wireless headphones are here to take on Google's Pixel Buds
The Kardashians have historically used their social media platforms to promote diet and weight loss products (remember Fit Tea?), and it's pretty unclear why this was the tipping point for her followers. Promoting appetite suppressants when it's mental health awareness week?
But Jamil, an outspoken campaigner for body positivity, was not impressed. "Drugs? Yes I get influencers get paid for adverts, but surely it's better to be ethical about what your paid to post about?" another woman tweeted.
"This is disgusting", wrote one.More news: Man Utd, Arsenal men among best stars to miss out
"This woman has far too much influence over young girls and seems incapable of using it in a positive way".