Jameela Jamil is taking down Kim Kardashian for promoting 'appetite suppressant lollipops'16th May 18 | Lifestyle
The actor says she feels "actual despair over what women are reduced to".
From waist trainers to laxative teas, the Kardashian-Jenner clan are known for promoting some controversial products aimed at making you look skinnier.
Now, Kim Kardashian has come under fire for the latest tummy-slimming product to hit her Instagram – an appetite suppressant lollipop.
On Instagram Kardashian described the lollipop, made by Flat Tummy Co, as “literally unreal”.
For Jameela Jamil this was all a bit beyond the pale, and she took to Twitter to register her outrage.
Jamil holds particular issue with the pressure for women to be thin, saying she feels “actual despair over what women are reduced to”, calling Kardashian a “terrible and toxic influence on young girls”.
The Flat Tummy Co also sells teas and meal replacement shakes, all with the aim of slimming down your waist. It describes the lollipops as: “Designed to help control your appetite, decrease cravings and get your tummy back to flat!”
Many people agree with Jamil and don’t think such a premium should be placed on women having flat stomachs and so-called ‘perfect’ bodies.
Some see the product as problematic, especially with such a famous face promoting it.
Instead, Jamil takes the stance that you should be eating enough “to fuel your brain and work hard and be successful” rather than suppressing your appetite.
This isn’t the first time Jamil has voiced her opinions on the unrealistic expectations placed on women to look a certain way.
Earlier this year she set up an Instagram account called I Weigh. This was a response to an Instagram post that labelled the Kardashian-Jenners with their weights, so Jamil wanted to show that women are more than a number on a scales. She listed various things that she is worth instead – including “I speak out for women’s rights” and “I laugh every day.” She writes: “This is how women are taught to value themselves. In Kg. GRIM.”
Since then, hundreds of people have posted their own versions of what they ‘weigh’.
We emailed Flat Tummy Co for comment but they are yet to respond.
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