Who knew Instagram selfies were taken so seriously?
Well, if you’re Kim Kardashian with over 40 million followers, your Instagram photos hold a lot more weight than the average person.
Kim recently posted a selfie of herself posing next to a morning sickness medication named DICLEGIS.
In the clearly sponsored photo, Kim raved about the benefits of the drug alleviating her morning sickness, however Kim failed to mention the potentially serious side effects the drug is known to bring to pregnant women.
In addition to her 40 plus million Instagram followers, the FDA took notice of Kim’s post and ordered the DICLEGIS company and Kim Kardashian to take down the misleading photo.
The FDA’s letter to DICLEGIS and Kim Kardashian reads,“The Office of Prescription Drug Promotion … has reviewed the Kim Kardashian Social Media Post. The social media post is false or misleading in that it presents efficacy claims for DICLEGIS, but fails to communicate any risk information.”
Kim Kardashian’s Instagram post has since been deleted.
Some of the potential side effects of the drug include decreased mental alertness and it is suggested that the drug not be used on women who are sensitive to certain medications.
Kim Kardashian’s latest sponsored Instagram post marks yet another one of many that she’s published in the past.
A few months ago, Kim Kardashian garnered backlash for sponsoring waist trainers that are known to potentially damage one’s internal organs.
What are your thoughts on celebrities sponsoring products on Instagram? Should they be more mindful of what they sponsor or is it the consumer’s responsibility to check their facts?
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