Kim Kardashian under fire for saying the flu is a 'great diet'
Kim Kardashian has been heavily criticised for saying the flu is a "great diet", and accused of spreading unhelpful ideas about body image to her young followers.
She posted on Wednesday that she was "happy" she had contracted the virus as it had helped her lose weight for the Met Ball.
The reality television star tweeted: “The flu can be an amazing diet. So happy it came in time for the Met lol #6lbsdown".
A doctor has replied to Mrs Kardashian West, writing: "Influenza can be a life threatening condition! Get annual flu shot!"
Another Twitter user said: "Did Kim k really say the flu is an amazing diet ???? What type of airhead believes that.”
One pointed out that she is the mother of a young female child, writing: "Now imagine saying that to your daughter after she gets sick..."
And another said: "It sends dangerous messages & supports not being healthy as a valid weight loss technique. But I wonder why eating disorders are so common".