Kim Kardashian Catches Heat After Saying the Flu Can Be an ‘Amazing Diet’

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Kim Kardashian missed the mark on a pre-Met Gala tweet about the “benefits” of catching the flu.

On Wednesday night, the reality star tweeted, “The flu can be an amazing diet. So happy it came in time for the Met lol .”

The “Met” is meant to reference the Met Gala, which falls on May 1 this year.

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While it might have been a poorly execute homage to Emily Blunt‘s quote in The Devil Wears Prada, many Twitter users did not find Kardashian’s post to be humorous especially since an estimated 12,000-59,000 people die from influenza every year, according to the CDC.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala takes place on May 1. The theme will be “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.”

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