An important fight has been going on between 'Good Place' actress Jameela Jamil and Kim and Khloe Kardashian. It came to a head last month when 34-year-old Khloe Kardashian posted a sponsored ad for Flat Tummy Tea. Jamil, 33, took to Khloe Kardasian's post and called her out for it, saying she was "irresponsible." Kris Jenner clapped back at Jamil's attack, saying that the family doesn't "live in that negative energy space."
Jamil has hit back at Flat Tummy Tea for profiting off the "blood and diarrhea of teen girls."
The post on Khloe Kardasian's Instagram has since been taken down (there is another one from earlier last year, shortly after she gave birth to baby True. It's important to add here that beginning these quick fix teas right after baby can be harmful to both the new mom and the baby, if the new mom is breastfeeding).
On Tuesday morning, Jamil posted that a team from Harvard is researching this subject. The story was also shown on NBC's website, in an op-ed piece.
I myself have researched Flat Tummy Tea, and the reviews are quite alarming. People have experienced serious health setbacks because of these detox teas. I even came across a story saying that this tea in particular can put you at risk for cancer. Call me crazy, but I'd rather have a slightly flabby stomach, than to raise my risk of cancer by using a quick fix. I'd rather be healthy, than rail thin. I'm not thirsty to be thin. I am thirsty to be strong and healthy. No tea can give me that. I have to give myself that, and I have.
If you are a public figure, like the Kardashians, you have a responsibility to uphold, especially if some of your fans are young, impressionable females. Body image is a huge issue in this world. The last thing vulnerable females need are celebs they look up to, supporting a dangerous product.
As someone who is in the fitness industry, I can tell you that the only way you can get the body of your dreams, is by eating healthy, and working out (strength training especially). There are no magic pills or teas that can do that for you. Is it work? Yes, but it is so worth it. You owe it to yourself and your future to do it the right way. Don't search for the quick fixes. Search for the permanent fix: diet and exercise, and self-love.
Don't look to the Kardashians for any type of advice. They look to quick fixes and their money to change their lives (money can't buy you into or out of anything, just ask Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin). Look into yourselves to change your life. We all have it in us to do something freaking amazing, and that is priceless!
Jameela Jamil's petition to get toxic tea ads off of social media: