Kardashians in Trouble Over Paid Product Endorsements on Instagram
The Kardashian family is known for over-sharing, but a consumer watchdog group alleges that Kim & Co. have crossed a line with some of their social media posts. Truth in Advertising sent a letter to the Kardashian-Jenner family last week, telling them that they had found over 100 Instagram posts that were paid product placements without being marked as advertising.
The Kardashians now have a week to take those posts down, or Truth in Advertising will notify the Federal Communications Commission, which in turn could open an official investigation. The group found undisclosed product placement on the Instagram accounts of five Kardashian siblings, which collectively advertised more than two dozen companies without proper disclosures.