Kim Kardashian's Appetite Suppressant Ad 'Mistakenly' Deleted by Instagram Following Backlash
By Desiree Murphy
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While many fans thought Kim Kardashian West listened to their grievances, that doesn't appear to be the case.
On Tuesday, the 37-year-old reality star shared a photo of herself sucking on a lollipop that apparently helps suppress appetite. Although she made it clear the post was an "#ad," fans were not happy that she was using her platform to encourage weight loss.
After Kardashian West received major backlash for the ad, the post was promptly deleted -- but not by her.
On Wednesday, Instagram admitted that they were behind the removal of the post. "We mistakenly removed content we shouldn’t have and apologized to Kim for the inconvenience caused," a rep for Instagram told BuzzFeed News.
Upon posting the ad, the mother of three was slammed by fans in the comments, who wrote things like, "I have lost all respect for you," "Wow. Does she have absolutely no shame? This is incredibly damaging and dangerous," and "Can't believe Kim Kardashian is that rich but still feels the need to promote appetite suppressing lollipops of all things?"
Even Good Place star Jameela Jamil weighed in on Twitter, saying, "No. F**k off. No. You terrible and toxic influence on young girls."
"I admire their mother's branding capabilities, she is an exploitative but innovative genius, however this family makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to," she continued in a series of tweets. "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.'"
Jamil encouraged her followers to instead follow @i_weigh, an Instagram account she created to "remind us all we are more than just our weight."
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star isn't the only one in her famous family who has received recent backlash for their social media posts, however. Kardashian West recently joked that husband Kanye West's Twitter rants have given her her first gray hair.