When you’re in the Kardashian-Jenner clan, pretty much everything you do or say is dissected and open for criticism, warranted or not.
Although Kim K’s most recent criticism might have some validity to it.
This morning, Kim tweeted:
The flu can be an amazing diet. So happy it came in time for the Met lol #6lbsdown
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 19, 2017
Naturally, this received backlash from the Twitterverse.
— Rain Man (@omgRainMan) April 19, 2017
@KimKardashian Now imagine saying that to your daughter after she gets sick…
— kirst the worst (@kirakirst) April 19, 2017
@KimKardashian you’re aware of the amount of people that follow you/are inspired by you, right? lots of them being impressionable young people?
— Carmen (@Carmen_pov) April 19, 2017
Many fans also came to Kim’s defense, insisting she was joking.
Kidding or not, when you have as much influence as the Kardashians do, you have to be mindful of your words. First of all, the flu is still a fatal disease that can actually kill its less-fortunate sufferers. Additionally, saying that illness is a good way to lose weight might encourage people to try to get sick or make themselves sick for weight loss results. Especially when the bodies of this family are valued like currency in our society, people might go to some extreme lengths to achieve that look.
Please don’t think that the flu is a cool way to lose weight.
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.