May 16, 2018, 6:16 PM ET

Kim Kardashian West slammed for promoting appetite suppressants


One way that Kim Kardashian West earns money is by promoting products on Instagram, but this time, some say she's gone too far.

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The reality TV star, who boasts 111 million followers on the social media platform, deleted a sponsored advertisement for appetite suppressant lollipops on Wednesday after facing criticism from those who called her "irresponsible" and "vile," but a few hours later, the post was live again.

A publicist for the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment, and Kardashian West herself has yet to speak out about the controversy.

Kardashian West, 37, has been a spokeswoman for Flat Tummy Co. for months and has gushed online at least twice about the company's meal replacement program. However, when she posted an advertisement for Flat Tummy Co.'s appetite suppressant lollipops, calling them "literally unreal" and offering a discount, critics bashed her for promoting the product.

"You terrible and toxic influence on young girls," "The Good Place" actress Jameela Jamil tweeted about the post. "MAYBE don’t take appetite suppressors and eat enough to fuel your BRAIN and work hard and be successful. And to play with your kids. And to have fun with your friends. And to have something to say about your life at the end, other than 'I had a flat stomach.'"

She later went on to celebrate the ad's removal.

A representative for Flat Tummy Co. did not respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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  • Thomas

    Is the product being sold legal to sell in this country?

    If so, she should be free to be hired for advertisement for this product.
    People also have the right to have their opinion about this product and her endorsement.

    But I see no reason why the two can't happen at the same time.

  • TexasVulcan

    Why does anyone care what she or her no-talent husband think?

  • Steve Kavetsky

    I think the "Flat Tummy Co." is shaming everyone who doesn't have a flat tummy and as such it should be shut down immediately (sarc). Who cares! I wouldn't be surprised if this Jameela character didn't care one bit about any cause and simply wanted to get noticed. There's a HUGE trend of people (especially young people) who care way too much about likes and thumbs up and followers etc (basically superficial nonsense).

  • j penske

    I don't care what she promotes... I don't waste my time paying any attention to it, I look the other way.

  • Steve1956

    She is an appetite suppressant.

  • Pescadofisk

    Ha ha. If you are dumb enough to listen to this mindless human you deserve what you get.

  • gs12

    Like, omg, like .