Kim Kardashian, star of "KUWTK" received flak recently for her post calling flu an amazing diet which help her lose weight. Fans and followers of the mother of two slammed her for glorifying influenza or flu because the contagious viral illness has helped her to lose six pounds of excess weight. Kanye West wife is preparing for her Met Ball appearance.
The reality star tweeted; "The flu can be an amazing diet. So happy it came in time for the Met lol #6lbsdown." The tweet which was now deleted earned backlash from her followers.
One follower named MelMed posted, @KimKardashian As a person on chemo - & therefore immunosuppressed - this isn't really a great thing to put out there. The flu could literally kill me...Tatiana Nassar wrote, "@KimKardashian maybe don't glamorize sickness for weight loss."
But there are those who defended the star stating that it was only a joke. This is one of the downsides of fame that everything written or spoken by any celebrity is being scrutinized and most often taken out of context.
According to Huffington Post, a spokesperson for a charity organization for eating disorders said that it is unfortunate that a famous celebrity with huge social media following would make such a statement. The representative said that young people struggling with an eating disorder are fighting a tough battle and thoughtless remarks such as Kim's make it even harder for them.
Amidst the controversy, Vogue reported, her sister Khloe Kardashian rushed to her sister's defense. She wrote in a post, "Well damn... she shut shit down!!!" She added, "Hands down best body ever! Shit, I have to get my shit together." Khloe added, "If this isn't motivation, then I don't know what is!! Keeks you really look amazing!!!" Stay tuned for updates on Kim Kardashian's controversial weight loss and her appearance at the Met Ball.