This fucking “detox Tea” company are using an image of an eating disorder survivor, without her permission, to promote their bullshit product. This is so unethical, just like everything else about these bold, evil companies. They have no morals. This is so gross. @skinnymetea pic.twitter.com/dvLIn4Ab3r
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) March 20, 2019
Courtesy of HuffPo:
SkinnyMe Tea is an Australia-based “teatox” brand selling products that it claims will reduce bloat and promote weight loss, but that ultimately feed into the age-old idea that women are not good enough the way they are.
It’s one of many brands touted in paid social media posts by the Kardashians and other influencers as supposedly helping them to achieve their weight goals. Critics, like “The Good Place” actress and body image advocate Jameela Jamil, argue that these companies are pushing dubious ― and even dangerous ― products. Jamil, who refers to detox teas as laxatives, frequently calls out the brands and those who promote them and points out that a lot more goes into a celebrity’s often unrealistic appearance than drinking ― or pretending to drink ― a tea.
SkinnyMe Tea faced Jamil’s fury last week when its Instagram account reposted a photo of Christina Grasso, an eating disorder survivor and co-founder of The Chain, a nonprofit aimed at supporting women struggling with eating disorders in the fashion and entertainment industries. The brand captioned its repost “little self-love does wonders.”
The hypocrisy of a brand that essentially sells weight loss products claiming to promote self-love is not lost on us ― and was not lost on Grasso, either. But she said she wasn’t surprised when she noticed that her handle had been tagged. “This was actually not the first time this has happened to me, so I unfortunately I wasn’t shocked,” she told HuffPost.
Now, this is the type of story that I would typically not give two shits about, pardon the pun, but it reminded me of someone that I think we all know.
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I get asked about my workout routines quite a bit, and although I love working out, I have been toooo busy to really make time for it.. (I feel like I barely have time to breathe let’s be real 😅) being a #teamipartner let’s me have a little flexibility, and not feel so guilty about not being able to work out!! The @teamiblends skinny tea gives me enough energy to help replace sugary drinks and it also helps to get rid of that bloat that we allll can have 😫 I know you guys hear me talk about it all the time, but I truly stand by the products I promote! You can use my code ✨ BP20 ✨ for 20% off!! #thankyouteami
Of course, Bristol would attach her name to a product which creates piles and piles of excrement.
In some ways, she was born to create shit.
However, these products are extremely dangerous and can cause dehydration, problems with the colon, irritable bowel syndrome and long term eating disorders.
Recent pictures of Bristol show her looking much too thin and not terribly healthy.
If she keeps this lifestyle up for long there is a good chance that she will end up being a spokesperson for anorexia nervosa or the dangers of being an uninformed unintelligent “influencer.”