Monday 23 April 2018

Kim Kardashian under fire for saying the flu is a 'great diet'

Kim Kardashian West arrives at the U.S. premiere of
Kim Kardashian West arrives at the U.S. premiere of "The Promise" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kim Kardashian West arrives at the U.S. premiere of "The Promise" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kim Kardashian West attends the Daily Front Row's 3rd Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Sunset Tower Hotel on April 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian and daughter, North West on March 31, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Forum Photos via Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian is seen on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
Television personality Kim Kardashian speaks onstage at the Family Equality Council's Impact Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Family Equality Council )
Kim Kardashian West arrives at the U.S. premiere of "The Promise" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Helena Horton

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!"

Kim Kardashian West arrives at the U.S. premiere of
Kim Kardashian West arrives at the U.S. premiere of "The Promise" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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".

Kim Kardashian is seen on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian is seen on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian and daughter, North West on March 31, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Forum Photos via Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian and daughter, North West on March 31, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Forum Photos via Getty Images)

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