Jameela Jamil Escalates Her Attacks On Khloé Kardashian For Cashing In On Unhealthy Supplements

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Jameela Jamil is hitting back at Khloé Kardashian after the reality TV star tried to defend herself from criticism for shilling for a meal replacement shake company. In an interview with the New York Times, Khloé said (oh boy), “I don’t live in that negative energy space. Ninety percent of people will be really excited about the family and the journey and who we are.”

Let’s back up a bit. Khloé’s trouble started when Jameela (star of very excellent show The Good Place) went after Khloé on Instagram overher promotion of the diet shakes. Well, she commented on an Instagram picture of Khloé, but really it’s all the Kardashians she’s after, since they all promote the unhealthy Flat Tummy shakes and detox teas.

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Jameela wasn’t the first person to attack the Kardashians for this kind of thing, but she’s a huge name and she’s well known for her stance on body positivity (she even has a series on Instagram called I Weigh where she interviews people about their bodies and body images).

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Jameela left a scathing comment on one of Khloé’s Instagram posts(the picture has since been deleted) that read, in part,

If you’re too irresponsible to: a) own up to the fact that you have a personal trainer, nutritionist, probable chef, and a surgeon to achieve your aesthetic, rather than this laxative product…and b) tell them the side effects of this NON-FDA approved product, that most doctors are saying aren’t healthy […] then I guess I have to.

So in the interview with the Times, the issue was raised, and that’s when Khloé gave the weird quote about “negativity.” She also said that she’s never had a private chef and that she’s completely open about having a personal trainer—she even posts clips of her workouts on Snapchat. She seemed to refer to Jameela as a silly person when she told the Times“Well, listen, I am showing you what to do, silly person, 15 repetitions, three times, here’s the move…” talking about her workout sessions. 

After the interview, Jameela doubled down, tweeting that Khloé’s M.O. is, “Essentially, f**k the young, impressionable people, or those struggling with eating disorders, we want the money.”

Jameela then tweeted that the Kardashians’ “pockets are lined with the blood and diarrhea of teenage girls.” Those don’t sound like very good pockets.

One of Jameela’s Twitter followers tried to say that the consumer is supposed to research products before using them, Jameela sarcastically replied, “Yeah DUMB teenage girls with eating disorders. Be smarter. This is your fault, little girls. Shame on YOU not the grown billionaire adults preying on your insecurity and fear. Preying on the patriarchal value that women are only valuable if their aesthetic meets societal standards.”

People on Twitter cheered for Jameela.

And shared their disdain for Kardashians’ excuses.

Looks like the proverbial ball is in Khloé’s court.

h/t: Cosmopolitan, The New York Times