Since the Kardashians first showed up in the scene in 2007 with their reality series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the family has been known to tack their names onto weightless products and brands in the name of expanding their massive wealth.
Recently, Khloe Kardashian was slammed by British actress Jameela Jamil for promoting Flat Tummy Shake, which is a meal replacement shake that has not been approved by doctors or the FDA, as well as appetite-suppressing lollipops.
It is important for young girls to recognize that the Kardashians are not staying fit because of these shakes or lollipops–they rely on personal trainers to stay fit. Leading young girls to believe that when they eat less, they become more beautiful can lead to many horrible health issues.
Kim finally responded to the comments Jamil made, acknowledging the financial motivations behind some of her Instagram ads, saying, “If there is work that is really easy that doesn’t take away from our kids, that’s like, a huge priority.”
The financial benefits are understandable, but with such a young and impressionable audience, it’s important for the Kardashians to think about what they are posting, and what they are saying by posting these things.
In a world where the media and social media already have people worried about body image, convincing young girls that drinking these shakes in place of meals will make them skinny is such a dangerous idea to be spreading, and it needs to stop.