There has been a lot of controversy the past few weeks on social media about how the Kardashians - Khloe and Kourtney, are promoting wake loss shakes with terrible side effects.
The commenters are angry because this product is not even FDA regulated and yet they are promoting a product that is something that they most likely don't even use for weight loss. They have enough money already, why do they feel like they have the need to make a few more bucks and contribute to the misinformation surrounding fitness and nutrition?
I looked on Instagram for the posts and even saw several of my friends liking the posts. I was a bit surprised because it is clearly just a promotion.
I feel like this is a huge problem for young girls who suffer from body image issues. They are likely to see anything that influencers and celebrities post on social media and take that for granted. This includes the editing of photos to make their butts look bigger and waists look smaller.
I think it is good that the posts include that these posts are ads, but still. I think there needs to be more regulation on this.
What do you think about this topic?
I was going to post this on the opinion community but I felt like it is an important topic for Mental Health because social media affects our mental well being so much if we let it.