Sophie Turner Criticizes Instagram Influencers for Promoting Diet Products – Allure Magazine
Is Sophie Turner now an actress turned lifestyle influencer? Not exactly. This week, the Game of Thrones actress took to her Instagram stories to poke fun at influencer culture, putting on her best American accent.
Rocking a beanie, scarf and seemingly using a filter that makes her cheeks super rosy and lips extra-large, she greeted fans, “Hey, you guys, just kind of going for my influencer look today.”
She added, “Today I just wanted to promote this new powdered stuff that you put in your tea. And basically it makes you shit your brains out and is totally really, really bad for me to be promoting to young women and young people everywhere, but I don’t really give a fuck because I’m getting paid money for it.”
The comments were an obvious nod to influencers and celebs that promote diet powders or teas — and Sophie isn’t the first to call this out.
Actress Jameela Jamil recently called out Khloe Kardashian for promoting unhealthy detox teas. She even started a petition to prevent celebrities from promoting such products that has since been signed by over 240,000 supporters.
While Sophie’s story was all fun and games, the fact that celebrities are promoting things that may be harmful to their followers is a serious issue.
According to Healthline ingredients in these kinds of teas are not regulated by the FDA and while some often consist of regular tea ingredients (like tea leaves), certain detox teas can contain “toxic or allergy-triggering substances, including drugs or medications.” According to the outlet, many detox teas often contain ingredients that are harmful to your health, like illegal chemicals including ephedra, and high levels of caffeine, and they can also cause serious problems such seizures, heart attacks, and strokes.
Anyone in a position of power should be careful when promoting products and put safety ahead of compensation — and as consumers, we need to do our due diligence by seeking out the knowledge and advice of professionals before buying into something an influencer promotes.
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