Jameela Jamil Calls Out the Kardashians for Promoting Meal Replacing Products

Jameela Jamil Calls Out the Kardashians for Promoting Meal Replacing Products

Ella Bear, Staff Writer

“A Good Place” star Jameela Jamil has attacked the Kardashians on their sponsorship for detox teas, accusing them of being “double agents of the patriarchy” and substituting the image of their gold-lined pockets with the sickening image of their pockets “lined with the blood and diarrhea of teenage girls.”

In particular, Jamil has called Kim Kardashian a “terrible and toxic influence on young girls” saying that Kim’s posts “makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to.” Jamil has also called to Khloé’s promotion of Flat Tummy shakes on Instagram, commenting,

“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.”

The Kardashians have responded with statements about wanting to make money and sharing workout videos online. However, they have not responded to Jamil directly. Many of the products the Kardashians are paid to promote–appetite-suppressant lollipops, meal-replacement shakes–are products that have not been FDA approved. But in the context of their pictures, it is not unreasonable for a teenage girl scrolling through Instagram to think that these products are working. Thankfully, women like Jamil are calling the Kardashians out, and telling people the truth about these products, and the harm that they can do to one’s body.

In the future, hopefully Instagram can change their policy, and make it important to have sponsorships give the full information about products, to make their followers informed on whether to buy them or not. Influencers should be selling their followers products that they stand by and that will have positive effects on women’s bodies. Furthermore, the Kardashians should not be selling products that are meant to replace a meal with the connotation that if women have these products they will look like them. Products such as suppressant lollipops or meal-replacement shakes that replace meals can cause eating disorders and will cause people to not have all the nutrients they need to live a healthy lifestyle.