Kim Kardashian has once again managed to tick off a portion of the internet, not surprised tbh, although this time we hate to admit we kind of agree.
Demi Lovato, who has publicly suffered from eating disorders and mental health and substance abuse issues in the past took to social media to call out an ad that she came across on Instagram that she considered ‘damaging’ to a lot of people.
The ad showed two pictures of animated characters, one labelled as pretty and one labelled as obese, and the Cool For The Summer singer was less than impressed.
“Why is this fat shaming bullshit on my feed? So many things wrong with this ad. 1. You can be ‘pretty’ at any weight.”
“This is absolutely harmful to anyone who is easily influenced by societal pressures put on us from the diet culture to constantly be losing weight in a world that teaches us to equate our value and worth with the way we look and especially anyone in recovery from an eating disorder.
“With how aware people are becoming of mental health and mental illnesses, I expect you guys to know better by allowing this advertisement to be allowed on your app. And shame on the game.”
We totally agree with Demi, and feel this ad could definitely cause a lot more harm than good, but when Kim K took to Twitter to support Demi’s statement, fans were calling out some of her own previous Instagram ads.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 4, 2019
“You can’t clap at this when you “use” flat tummy tea.” one follower said, while another added “Is your next perfume called hypocrisy?” Ouch….
It’s true, despite the Kardashian’s claims of body positivity, we’ve seen them doing ads for meal replacement shakes and flat tummy teas one time too many, and they should 100% be called out on it.
Thankfully, the ad for the app in question has been removed from Instagram, but will we see a change in influencer culture? Who knows…
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