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04/19/2017 10:23 am ET

Kim Kardashian Faces Backlash Over Tweet About Flu Weight Loss

Many noted how many people die from influenza every year.

Kim Kardashian tweeting about losing weight isn’t particularly surprising, but saying her recent flu was “an amazing diet”? That raised more than a few eyebrows.

The reality star tweeted on Wednesday morning that the flu is a great way to lose weight, adding that she dropped six pounds just in time for the Met Gala on May 1.

The reactions to the tweet have been heavily mixed, as a lot of people are noting that the flu can lead to death.

The tweet was likely not meant maliciously, though Kardashian should know that between 12,000 and 59,000 people die from influenza every year in the U.S., according to the CDC.

One of the most notable responses to the tweet was made by a user who pointed out the similarities between the comment and a scene in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada.” In the scene, Emily Blunt’s character says that she’s “one stomach flu away from her goal weight.” 

We get the desire to be fit, folks, but let’s all do it healthily, yeah?

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