On Wednesday, Kim Kardashian posted an Instagram photo of herself sucking on an appetite suppressant lollipop in a paid partnership with Flat Tummy Co.
The backlash was thick and fast, with commenters labelling the advertisement “toxic”, “dangerous” and “harmful”.
Fans urged the 37-year-old reality star to apologise. But now, Kim has done the exact opposite, instead rubbing salt into the wound by sharing a Twitter post that both plugs her KKW Beauty range and mocks the controversy surrounding the appetite suppressant ad.
The picture is a photoshopped version of her original lollipop image, swapping out the appetite suppressant lollipop for one of her lipsticks.
“Seriously this is the best edit ever! I want to use this as my campaign LOL,” Kim wrote.
Seriously this is the best edit ever! I want to use this as my campaign LOL https://t.co/R53LFdTzlV
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 17, 2018
Many fans didn’t see the funny side of Kim’s tweet, with many urging her to “apologise already”.
I’m seriously so disappointed in you. How can you take that ad that you just posted, and turn it into a joke??? Do you not care at all??? Your family is literally FILLED with women, NEW nieces that were just born, and THIS is what you want them to grow up with? Apologize already
— vron????✨ (@vulgarsloth) May 17, 2018