Urban Outfitters are now selling weight loss products and people are fuming

14 January 2019, 15:45

The front of an Urban Outfitters store/angry Kim Kardashian
Urban Outfitters are being slated for selling "laxatives". Picture: Instagram/@urbanoutfitters/E!
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

"Shame on you for perpetuating body shaming on young kids."

Here we go again, another weight loss tea – yawn. But, surprisingly, it's not being pushed by a Kardashian-Jenners today. Urban Outfitters are now selling weight loss teas and supplements, and considering the global company kits out so many teens, people are appalled.

The US clothing brand posted photos of various supplements on their Instagram Story, captioned: "It's not too late to start your New Year resolution." Further pushing January's toxic diet culture upon us, one Story included the Flat Tummy Tea "cleanse" with the title,"Tummy Trouble? Try these."

Now, we all know the real tea on Flat Tummy Tea. The concoction contains senna, a natural laxative made from the leaves and fruit of the senna plant. The product promoted by Urban Outfitters claims to "traditionally cleanse your system"... basically, clear your schedule because one sip of tea and you're on the toilet.


Of course, Jameela Jamil called them out. The Good Place actress created the I Weigh movement in an effort to promote body positivity and she often speaks out on the dangers of celebrity diet culture.

"Urban outfitters now selling laxatives," she tweeted. "This advert should say, 'Do you want tummy trouble? Would you like to shit fire?' Disappointing @UrbanOutfitters you have a very young customer fan base. To the Bad Place you go."

Soon hundreds of fans were slaughtering the brand and threatening to never shop there again.

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