Jameela Jamil is gloating after a “weight loss” tea company, promoted by celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Cardi B, got slapped with a $15.2 million judgment for making false claims about their products. “The Good Place” star has been a voice against these products for years while trying to promote body positivity. On Friday, Jameela Jamil took to social media to warn her followers about A-listers like the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” who are hawking the drink products that promise weight loss. A judge recently hit the company Teami with a judgment to the tune of nearly $16 million.
The Federal Trade Commission said Teami not only made false claims of what their products could deliver, like “treating cancer,” but they also didn’t enforce celebrities and influencers to disclose that their Teami posts were paid-for advertisements. Sharing an article from The Fashion Law showing Kylie Jenner holding the Teami tea, the 34-year-old actress ripped influencers and stars like the young makeup mogul for continuing to promote the “weight loss” tea. “I f—— TOLD ya. (Flicks hair.)” Jameela Jamil captioned the post.
“People can call me annoying all day long, doesn’t change the fact that there has been a HUGE reduction in influencers and celebrities selling diet products over the past year since I started making it globally embarrassing to do so, and prodding at anyone who did until they stopped,” she continued. Calling products like these “part of eating disorder culture,” Jameela Jamil stated “they don’t work” and urged fans never to “look for a quick ‘fix’ for your body.” The actress ensured her followers that “slow and easy and gentle is the only way to approach change,” adding that professionals are the people to turn to for weight loss advice “not some immoral celebrities and influencers who will promote ANYTHING for a quick cheque. Protect yourself.”
Ending her rant, Jameela Jamil told fans to “treat your body with the care it deserves and know that these people look the way they do because of surgeons, unhealthy starvation patterns, photoshop and personal trainers… they didn’t get this way from a product over the internet, and neither will you. You will most likely JUST get IBS.” The actress has been an advocate against products like these for years and has continuously slammed stars like Kylie Jenner, Cardi B, Khloé Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian for hawking products with false promises and results.