The Kardashians Could Be In Big Trouble For Their Instagram Posts

This is how the Kardashians may be breaking the law on Instagram.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The Kardashians love to break the Internet but now they may be breaking the law too. A watchdog group says that the family has been making big bucks on social media without playing by the rules. 

The group Truth in Advertising Inc. has sent an official letter to momager Kris Jenner and her lawyer saying, “We have found that members of the Kardashian/Jenner family are engaged in deceptive marketing campaigns," per the NY PostAccording to the Federal Trade Commission, celebrities and influencers must disclose when they're being paid by a company to post content. This explains hashtags like #Spon or #Ad after certain posts.

Hey Guys! LuMee cases are featured today as Amazon’s Prime Deal of the Day. Best deal ever! #PrimeDay #LuMee

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on


The watchdog group claims that the Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and the rest of the family are not complying in posts for brands like Puma, Calvin Klein and everyone's favorite, Fit Tea. "A plethora of posts that do not clearly or conspicuously disclose their relationships with the companies being promoted in the posts as is required by federal law," says the group.


Disclosure is meant to let consumers know the difference between a paid advertisement and an organic shout-out.

[Photo: Instagram]



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