Kim Kardashian Faces Criticism Over TikTok Video Promoting Tanning Beds Amid Skin Cancer Risks
Reality TV mogul Kim Kardashian finds herself in the midst of controversy as her viral TikTok video, endorsing the use of tanning beds, draws widespread backlash for its potential health risks.
The 43-year-old celebrity, known for her influence, faced accusations of irresponsibility in promoting a beauty practice recognized for elevating the risk of skin cancer.
Unfazed Kim Shops in Aspen Amidst Backlash
Despite the growing backlash, Kim Kardashian appeared unfazed as she was spotted shopping in Aspen with her sister Khloe, who is a two-time melanoma survivor.
Kim’s nonchalant demeanor amid the controversy heightened the criticism, especially considering her sister’s history with skin cancer.
The Controversial TikTok Video and Outfit Choices
In the now-viral TikTok video, Kim showcased a massive tanning bed located in her skincare company’s office, SKKN by Kim.
Dressed in a beige cowboy hat and a glamorous black fur coat, Kim playfully addressed the camera, drawing attention to her unconventional beauty practices.
Concerns Raised by Dermatologists and Fans
Dermatologists on TikTok didn’t hesitate to voice their concerns about the health risks associated with indoor tanning beds.
Studies have indicated an increased risk of skin cancers, such as squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, with indoor tanning.
Critics pointed out the contradiction in Kim’s actions, especially considering her sister Khloe’s melanoma history.
Psoriasis Treatment or Misguided Beauty Trend?
Some defenders suggested that Kim might be using the tanning bed to treat her psoriasis, an autoimmune condition causing inflamed scaly patches on the skin.
However, dermatologists emphasize the imprudence of using tanning beds for psoriasis, as the cancer risks outweigh potential benefits.
American Academy of Dermatology Association Warns Against Tanning Beds
The American Academy of Dermatology Association strongly advises against using tanning beds due to the heightened risk of skin cancers.
Despite decreasing usage rates, millions of Americans are still drawn to tanning beds, as reported by the AADA.
Celebrity Influence and Responsibility Debate
Kim Kardashian’s influence on beauty practices and trends has sparked a broader debate on the responsibility celebrities bear in promoting practices that may jeopardize public health.
As critics express disappointment, health professionals stress the importance of promoting safe skincare practices, especially concerning the risk of skin cancer associated with tanning beds.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn