Jenelle Evans is sparking complaints that aspects of her Instagram activity is dishonest. The former “Teen Mom 2” star updated her stories this week in influencer mode for both a teeth whitening kit and a blackheads removal product – the latter sees Jenelle, 28, now probed on a Reddit thread exposing a giant price gap. Jenelle’s Wednesday stories showed her in selfie mode and at home as she walked fans through the Freya Skin Rejuvenation Kit. It looks like the social networking platform has thoughts over the $100-mentioned price tag.
The video saw Jenelle solo and looking fresh-faced. The JE Cosmetics founder was in a pink satin robe and holding the promoted product she announced she’d “just received in the mail.” The promo went without a hitch. Jenelle showed the packaging, then removed the blackheads remover to outline its “five different suction heads.” She also gave it a go while filming her nose getting treated. “CRINGE,” she wrote while showing the finished product, then adding where fans can shop it. The site is currently offering Jenelle’s mentioned half-off.
Jenelle’s instructions were to go to Freya Skin’s website, where a sale deemed “crazy” by the former MTV face was only “going to last until tonight.” It was then a swipe-up deal to purchase. Over on Reddit, however, a thread now sees the promo exposed: “No surprise. The cheap junk Jenelle is shilling on her Instagram (“Originally $100″ on sale for $50) is available for $25 on Amazon. Exact same time, logo, and everything,” it was entitled. Photos were also provided.
A reply read: “I knew the little preview in her story yesterday was bullsh-t lol. Gotta get that tax lien money somehow ?.” Another fan, meanwhile, argued that everything is cheaper on Amazon, but a response to that saw a user unimpressed. “Yeah but this is pretty blatant. A legit brand with focused marketing would try to obfuscate it a little bit. If you are private labeling something, you would typically brand it yourself and market it as your own, so it creates the illusion of a unique product,” they wrote, adding: “Something backed by a legit company (for example: a Clarisonic face scrubber) typically doesn’t sell on their website for $100 and then on amazon for $50, with an MSRP of $50. These products definitely have sales, but they usually align with a company wide promotion.” A British user then claimed to have purchased the product for £10 (around $12).
Jenelle, who has garnered immense criticism for reuniting with formerly-estranged husband David Eason – and fresh backlash amid his recent arrest for assault with a deadly weapon – has been shutting down the trolls. The star who admitted to gaining a little weight recently stunned her fans on June 6 in a scalloped bronze bikini from Walmart – the photos seeing Jenelle on a giant rubber ducky in her pool came with sun and fun. They also saw Jenelle called “happy and healthy.”