If you go on social media and follow celebrities, you know that many of them make huge $$$ by promoting products and services online to their millions of followers. Many times, these products are not truly healthy or safe, and many are not FDA approved. Like, for example, detox teas. Many celebrities, like the Kardashians, promote detox teas to their millions of female followers online. But, is it safe and healthy to promote this to young girls? No.
One actress, Jameela Jamil, has made it her duty to blow the lid off of celebrities who do promote these products and why they’re so wrong. She called out Khloé Kardashian:
Oh my god you guys! This product that must also come with a personal trainer, a dietician and a plastic surgeon is on sale! All those things in one case of non FDA approved dog shit! fabulous! 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/a9Qxu9jgxU— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) November 23, 2018
And, Cardi B:
They got Cardi B on the laxative nonsense “detox” tea. GOD I hope all these celebrities all shit their pants in public, the way the poor women who buy this nonsense upon their recommendation do. Not that they actually take this shit. They just flog it because they need MORE MONEY pic.twitter.com/OhmTjjWVOp— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) November 24, 2018
When people began to troll Jamil for speaking out, she explained why these detox teas are so dangerous.
Every time you see a celeb or influencer post sexy diet/detox product ad... remember this picture. This is what they’re selling. pic.twitter.com/RLpYRdhOHv— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) November 28, 2018
Give us the discount codes to your nutritionists, personal chefs, personal trainers, airbrushers and plastic surgeons you bloody liars. pic.twitter.com/2wes19cJdb— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) November 26, 2018
After Cardi B got wind of the drama, she responded—but, Jamil had a response right back.
Regarding her response: she will never shit her pants, not because of bushes, but because she probably doesn’t ever take the products she promotes... during her promotional video she keeps looking at the name of the product on the cup... almost as if she’s never seen it... 👀 https://t.co/um2u8zIDng— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) November 26, 2018
She also explained why she’s so passionate about this fight.
I was the teenager who starved herself for years, who spent all her money on these miracle cures and laxatives and tips from celebrities on how to maintain a weight that was lower than what my body wanted it to be. I was sick, I have had digestion and metabolism problems for life— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) November 26, 2018
I am not going to stop coming after all the people, men and women, who perpetuate this gross culture of forcing women to remain small and doll-like in order to be accepted by society. Fucking TRY ME. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) November 26, 2018
If you tell your fans to be thinner, you don’t love your fans. You don’t give a shit about them or their mental health or self worth.— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) November 26, 2018
Many people online totally agreed with Jamil, thanking her for sharing her thoughts and passion on the topic.
Ugh. I love you so much. THIS is the type of person who people should be looking up to.— Nick Radcliffe (@NickyRads) November 26, 2018
tell em hun pic.twitter.com/pfJirrc6ff— gaby quattromini (@gabrielaquattro) November 27, 2018
The hero we need. For real.— 25th ammendment NOW (@lauriehandler) November 28, 2018
Thank you! People need to be smacked with this reality more often. Thank you for speaking up!
I LOVE YOU AND I'LL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR YOU EXISTENCE— giu 🍒 (@hometovwn) November 26, 2018
You are seriously amazing ! Keep going, the world needs more people like you ! 🎉🎉— Fannie Dupont (@FannieDupont) November 26, 2018
How do you feel about celebrities marketing detox products to young fans and followers?