Posted on Tue Aug 23rd, 2016 10:51am PDT By X17 Staff
Everyone knows that the Kardashians use their Instagrams for their own personal endorsement deals — but not everyone is so happy about this.
The consumer pressure group Truth In Advertising is threatening the Kardashians with action unless they remove supposedly paid-for endorsements from their Instagrams. Kimbo and Kylie are not going to like that very much!
The group claims to have found more than 100 postings on their pages that appear to be advertising but are not marked as such, The group says its written a letter warning the clan to remove the paid-for advertising or they will report their finding to the Federal Communications Commission.
The watchdog’s executive director Bonnie Patten said: “When it comes to sponsored social media posts, the law is clear … Unless it’s self-evident that an Instagram post is an advertisement, a clear and prominent disclosure is required so that consumers understand that what they are viewing is an ad.”
Patten went on, “The Kardashian/Jenner family and the companies that have a commercial relationship with them have ignored this law for far too long, and it’s time that they were held accountable.”
The five sisters have amassed more than 316 million Instagram followers combined. Kylie has been accused of the paid-for endorsements the most due to her Puma posts. Kim has come in second.
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