These days, Kim Kardashian is under everyone’s radar for what she’s posting on Instagram, mostly because the celebrity is baring her body for her millions of followers.
But this time, Kardashian has went too far – for sharing too little?
That’s what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is saying after her recent post to promote a morning sickness drug that Kim claims is helping her through her second pregnancy, The Washington Post reported Monday.
The report said her initial post earlier this month had federal regulators decrying the post was misleading because it did not disclose the potential risks of the drug. That post, which was removed by Kardashian at the FDA’s request, only had a short description with a picture of Kim holding a bottle of the drug known as Diclegis.
“OMG. Have you heard about this? As you guys know my #morningsickness has been pretty bad.”
With just this text, Kardashian – who is a paid spokeswoman for the parent company Duchesnay, Inc. – violated social media post protocols set by the FDA. In response to the violation, Kim quickly removed the endorsement from her Instagram feed.
During the MTV Video Music Awards, Kim posted again on Instagram to promote the drug, but this time with the necessary side-effect information. The endorsement contains the same picture of Kardashian holding the drug bottle. Potentially, the correction Kim added to Instagram could reach all 44.8 million followers Kardashian has amassed, making Kim the most popular celebrity on Instagram.
“I guess you saw the attention my last #morningsickness post received. The FDA has told Duchesnay, Inc., that my last post about Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine HCl) was incomplete because it did not include any risk information or important limitations of use for Diclegis. A link to this information accompanied the post, but this didn’t meet FDA requirements. So, I’m re-posting and sharing this important information about Diclegis. For US Residents Only.”
According to the side effects Kim listed, Diclegis can have adverse affects on individuals taking certain drugs in combination with this medication or individuals who consume alcohol. Additionally, restrictions upon physical activities – such as driving, operating machine, etc. – should be observed due to potentially severe drowsiness, the post reads.
The misstep had little effect on Kardashian or her popularity. Her self-proclaimed “#CorrectiveAd” could easily be the most well-liked correction in Instagram history. As of Monday, the post had more than 376,000 likes, proving once again the power of a Kardashian endorsement for a product.
[Image by Kim Kardashian/Instagram]