Jameela Jamil had a scathing response to the KarJenners who defended their paid promotions of Flat Tummy Co meal replacement shakes, in a “New York Times” piece. “They don’t have to ‘do it,'” she slammed.
Khloé and Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner used the opportunity of a New York Times article on March 30 about their business empires to justify why they promote “diet teas” on their Instagram accounts, but actress and body positivity advocate Jameela Jamil was not impressed.
“Essentially, ‘[F***] the young, impressionable people, or those struggling with eating disorders, we want the money.’ I have been given these same opportunities to [promote] this stuff, and I don’t do it, so they don’t have to. Thank you, next,” she blasted on Twitter on March 31.
Jameela had previously criticized Khloé’s paid advertisement on March 20 for Flat Tummy Co meal replacement shakes (which Khloé has since taken down from her Instagram), in a tweet on March 21 calling the reality star “irresponsible.” “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, Jameela said in her tweet, she’d have to list the side effects for Khloé’s Instagram audience. “Possible Flat Tummy Tea side effects are cramping, stomach pains, diarrhea, and dehydration,” Jameela listed in her statement.
In the New York Times piece, Khloé had defended herself against Jameela and fans’ criticism of her promotion of Flat Tummy Co, and said she’s never had a personal chef, and she shows all of her workouts. “Well, listen, I am showing you what to do, silly person, 15 repetitions, three times, here’s the move …” Khloé said. Not one apology for publicizing the diet teas was made in the New York Times feature for the message which Jameela insisted that these ads could be sending.
Kim was also unapologetic about the products which she and her family promote online. “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,” Kim 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 O.K. with that.” Kim backed up her explanation by claiming she has used the products she advertises in real life, and gifts them to her friends.
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The Kardashians need to check their moral compasses, because they appear to be broken. 👇🏽 This was the Kardashian response to being asked by the @nytimes about my calling for transparency and responsibility in their extensive work to promote diet culture. Khloe: “I don’t live in that negative energy space. Ninety percent of people will be really excited about the family and the journey and who we are. Khloé also added that she's never had a chef and that she shares her work outs on Snapchat, saying, "Well, listen, I am showing you what to do, silly person, 15 repetitions, three times, here’s the move…” It's not clear whether she's calling her followers or Jameela the "silly person," but either way this doesn't seem like the greatest excuse! Kim talked about the finical motivations behind some of her Insta ads, saying, “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. 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 O.K. with that.” COOOOOOLUH. 👎🏽
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None of this sat well with Jameela, who upped her attack on the KarJenners and said they “need to check their moral compasses, because they appear to be broken,” the actress said in a March 31 Instagram post, in response to the New York Times article.
HollywoodLife asked nutritionist and personal trainer, Amanda Carneiro, as well as certified holistic health coach Kristin Kilmer, for opinions on the diet teas which the KarJenners have promoted and Jameela has called merely “laxative teas that make you poop.”
Health coach Kilmer explained that the “controversial ingredient in the diet tea is Senna leaf, [which] acts as a laxative and for some people, they can become dependent on it as their bowels stop functioning normally.” This isn’t exactly spelled out in any of the ads that impressionable people see in these Instagram posts, which Jameela pointed out in her March 21 post on Twitter.
“Many of these flat tummy and slimming teas products being promoted are just expensive formulations of teas that have a natural mild laxative effect,” Carneiro told HL EXCLUSIVELY. “It’s just a marketing gimmick! I think the use of these teas can send the wrong message and set young girls (and even women) down a path to an unhealthy relationship with food and their bodies, or looking for a quick fix to weight loss.”
Jameela had previously said that she won’t stop critiquing the KarJenners “until you all discontinue your promotion of dud ‘diet/detox’ products, that aren’t FDA approved, and you don’t even put the f****** side effects on the damn post,” Jameela said in her March 21 tweet. “There are very young people you are hurting here, and I’m doing this for them.”