Kardashian sisters called out by actress Jameela Jamil for endorsing weight-loss shakes
Jameela Jamil has not held back in slamming celebrities who promote weight-loss quick fixes.
The “Good Place” actress called out reality show star Khloe Kardashian in March for promoting a shake that is meant to replace one to two meals a day over a few weeks.
There is no conclusive evidence that its key component, garcinia cambogia, helps one lose weight or lower cholesterol.
After Khloe promoted it on Instagram, Jamil replied, “If you’re too irresponsible to: a) own up to the fact that you have a personal trainer, nutritionist, probable chef, and a surgeon to achieve your aesthetic, rather than this laxative product…And b) tell them the side effects of this NON-FDA approved product, that most doctors are saying aren’t healthy… then I guess I have to.”
“It’s incredibly awful that this industry bullied you until you became this fixated on your appearance…But now please don’t put that back into the world and hurt other girls.”
It appears that the post has since been removed from Khloe’s Instagram.
Khloe responded to the criticism in a New York Times interview on Saturday, March 30, stating that she does not have a personal chef and that she shares her personal training workouts on Snapchat so her followers can try them.
Kim went on to explain, “If there is work that is really easy that doesn’t take away from our kids, that’s like a huge priority, if someone was faced with the same job opportunities, I think they would maybe consider,” she said.
“You’re going to get backlash for almost everything so as long as you like it or believe in it or it’s worth it financially, whatever your decision may be, as long as you’re OK with that.”
Jamil has since lashed back at Kim’s reasoning on Twitter on Sunday, March 31. “Essentially, f*ck the young, impressionable people, or those struggling with eating disorders, we want the money.”
She said, “I have been given these same opportunities to flog this stuff, and I don’t do it, so they don’t have to.”
In another tweet, she went as far as to say, “Their pockets are lined with the blood and diarrhea of teenage girls.”
Jamil has actively promoted body positivity on social media, creating Instagram account I-Weigh (@i_weigh) as an online movement against body shaming. /ra
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