Kardashians Defend Their Diet Tea Money And Jameela's Not Having It

by Christina Marfice
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Jameela Jamil has thoughts about how the Kardashians justify promoting weight loss products on Instagram

If you have been on the internet in the last year, you know that Jameela Jamil has been feuding with basically all of the Kardashians/Jenners, as well as a bunch of other celebrities, because of their tendency to promote weight loss products on their social media. In a recent interview, Kris Jenner and Kim and Khloe Kardashian addressed Jamil’s very public commentary, and Jamil took it as an opportunity to drag them once again.

In their New York Times interview, Kris, Kim and Khloe tried to justify their continued promoting of detox and diet products on their Instagram accounts.

“I don’t live in that negative energy space. 90% of people will be really excited about the family and the journey and who we are,” Kris said.

Kim added, “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 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.”

Yep, that’s really how she tried to justify shilling potentially dangerous products to girls who already have to live in a world that tells them constantly that their bodies need changing. Obviously, Jameela Jamil was not about to stand for this.

Oh, and she had another message just for Kris.

People were pretty quick to respond to Jamil’s post with support, as well as their own stories about how the diet product industry — and the supposed “role models” who participate in it — have affected their lives. Some of the stories are actually heartbreaking.

Women and girls (and, TBH, all other people of all other genders) are forced to live in a world where they are constantly told they are only as good as their bodies. They are given impossible standards to try to achieve, and when they fall short, it’s their own self-worth that suffers.

And let’s not even get into how dangerous the side effects of “detox” teas and other diet products popular on social media can be. Basically there is no excuse for celebrities to be shilling this stuff. And if Jamil keeps coming for them like she has been, maybe they’ll start to get the picture.

Because this is far from the first time Jameela Jamil was the hero our social media feeds need. She’s dragged the Kardashians and other celebs for promoting toxic diet culture and fat-phobia several times before.

She also started the “I Weigh” movement, which encouraged women everywhere to value themselves and see that they are so much more than just a number on a scale. It’s a beautiful movement that’s encouraged so many women to love their bodies, despite society — and all these celebrities — telling us we shouldn’t.

So thanks, Jameela, for continuing to hold influencers accountable. They should be promoting positivity, not telling us all we’re not good enough.

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