Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans is in trouble with fans for (apparently) lying about the results of a weight loss product.
Jenelle endorses several brands on Instagram. One of those brands is a weight loss tea. Jenelle posted the above photo and added a caption (along with a mention and a link):
I’ve been talking a lot about [product] recently and look at the difference it’s making!
I’ve been drinking Flat Tummy Tea for the last couple of weeks and haven’t made any changes to my diet. Bloating is no longer an issue, I feel lighter and have lots more energy.
It really works! If you struggle with bloating and feeling blahhh then go check them out and order for yourself.
Jenelle included two photos. One alleged “before” photo with a bloated stomach. One alleged “after” photo with a flat stomach (via SheKnows).
Jenelle claimed they were real progress photos that showed weight loss/ bloat loss over a period of time. She gave credit to a brand that (probably) paid for the shout out.
Fans on Instagram noticed Jenelle took the photos in the same outfit, same hair, same spot in her house, same lighting/time of day etc. The photos were probably taken a few minutes apart for the sake of the endorsement deal.
Fans reacted angrily in the Instagram comments:
- “Lol should have changed the clothes to make it more realistic.”
- “We all know this was taken within a few minutes of each other.. it’s a shame because I was actually intrigued by this product after hearing about it somewhere else. Now there is no chance I’d ever buy this. Your loss… don’t let people like this advertise for you”.
- “Seriously , hair in front, shoulders forward, slouching — could this be any more staged? #sellout.”
- “I hate to say it but this is super fake. I can push my stomach out take a picture then suck it in and take another one and have a bigger difference than that. People are right the fold and everything are exactly the same. So fake, so unnecessary.
Both photos were recent. Jenelle injured her chin early October. One fan noted: “The stitches [from the injury] are in her chin in both photos.” Another fan added, “It’s obvious these 2 were taken at the same time. You can see her stitches.”