Kim Kardashian Touts the Flu as an 'Amazing Diet' but Nobody's Laughing

kim kardashian
Neil Warner/Splash News

Kim Kardashian is nothing if not an open book, so it certainly doesn't come as a surprise that the mom of two is always willing to share anything and everything when it comes to her fitness journey. But on Wednesday, Kim credited the flu as "an amazing diet" -- and many fans weren't amused. 


"The flu can be an amazing diet," the Selfish author wrote on Twitter. "So happy it came in time for the Met lol #6lbsdown." Followers were quick to pounce on Kim, saying that she was wrong to glamorize sickness. "Is she seriously advocating young girls to get the flu?" one user asked, while another said, "Imagine saying that to your daughter after she gets sick." And yet another joked, "Great news, you'll love AIDS!"

They kind of have a point. 

More from CafeMom:

Shortly after the backlash, Kim deleted the tweet, but she did retweet a photo of herself looking slim, along with the caption, "Flu got me like." So, not sure if she's heeding the message. 

kim kardashian flu tweet

Everyone knows that Kim and the rest of the Kardashian girls have a slight obsession with their weight and bodies, but, from what we've seen, Kim has always taken the healthy route with diet and exercise. The flu, or any illness, shouldn't be touted as a means to lose weight -- especially when millions of girls look up to you. 

At the end of the day, we're telling ourselves that Kim was only joking and didn't mean any harm by her tweet. But of course, since she's a Kardashian, that tweet will follow her around for a while. 

Next time think before posting, Kim. 

Read More >