*It’s one thing to marvel privately among friends about how your stomach flu led to the loss of several stubborn pounds, but Kim Kardashian found out the hard way that you can’t joke about that in mixed company.
Social media got upset after the reality star tweeted: “The flu can be an amazing diet.”
She added, “So happy it came in time for the Met lol #6lbsdown,” referencing the Met Gala, which is coming up on May 1.
She deleted the tweet after backlash ensued, but it was too late.
Users called her “irresponsible” for ignoring the seriousness of the illness, and that influenza can result in death — not just weight loss.
— Ellen Streiff (@EllenStreiff) April 19, 2017
— Rain Man (@omgRainMan) April 19, 2017