Jameela Jamil has called for the Kardashians to “check their moral compasses” after they defended their choice to endorse meal replacement shakes and detox teas on social media in an interview with The New York Times.
The Good Place actor has repeatedly denounced the family for promoting such products to their legion of young followers.
In the interview, Khloé Kardashian said she doesn’t have a personal chef and that she shares all her workout sessions on Snapchat because she knows not everyone can afford a personal trainer.
“Well, listen, I am showing you what to do, silly person, 15 repetitions, three times, here’s the move …” she explained.
Kim Kardashian told the NYT:
“If there is work that is really easy that doesn’t take away from our kids, that’s like a huge priority, if someone was faced with the same job opportunities, I think they would maybe consider,” she said.
“You’re going to get backlash for almost everything so as long as you like it or believe in it or it’s worth it financially, whatever your decision may be, as long as you’re O.K. with that.”
Earlier today, Jamil responded to the Kardashians’ interview on Twitter.
“Essentially, ‘fuck the young, impressionable people, or those struggling with eating disorders, we want the money,’” she wrote.
“I have been given these same opportunities to flog this stuff, and I don’t do it, so they don’t have to. Thank you, next.”
In an extended post on Instagram, Jamil said the Kardashians “need to check their moral compasses, because they appear to be broken.”
Continuing on Twitter, Jamil responded to users defending the Kardashians’ choices.
In another tweet, Jamil said she had first started her body positive Instagram account @i_weigh – described as a “movement for us to feel valuable and see how amazing we are beyond the flesh in our bones” – in defence of celebrities like the Kardashians who are often, if not always, judged by their physical appearance.
I Weigh, with over 500,000 followers on Instagram, fights shame and proudly celebrates people’s achievements and values.