​Kim Kardashian Reportedly Got Paid $500k For One Instagram Post

You're probably very familiar with the feeling of working your arse off, only to STILL be too skint for a pint at a pub. Then you hear about Kim Kardashian reportedly getting paid $500,000 (£378,000) for one - yes, one - Instagram post, and that's the final straw.

Apparently the American personality cashed in the whopping sum for this photo back in 2017, where she's promoting medical company Duchesnay USA.

Science and medicine news site STAT obtained a 2017 contract between Duchesnay and Kardashian, reportedly revealing that the company paid her a whopping $500,000 (yup, that's half a mill) to chat about some morning sickness drug called Diclegis.

Credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian
Credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian

Does it read like paid-for content? Well... you be the judge.

The caption reads: "#Ad#DYK4 million babies are born each year in the US. That means a lot of my US followers are mommies2B who could have morning sickness like I did! I want to share what helped me: Diclegis® (doxylamine succinate/pyridoxine HCl), the only FDA-approved medication for morning sickness when diet & lifestyle changes fail.

"My doctor assured me that it's safe & effective for mom & baby. It's also easy to recognize - it has the cutest pregnant lady on it! #DontSufferinSilenceyou're not alone! If you have morning sickness, ask your healthcare provider if #Diclegis is right for you. The most common side effect of Diclegis is drowsiness. Diclegis.com."

If only she'd be clear about the name of the product...

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Oh, Kim she goes on about how the drug hasn't been studied in women with 'hyperemesis gravidarum', before launching into the 'important safety information', which includes not driving, operating any heavy machinery, drinking alcohol or taking cough and cold medicines - always a good sign if ever there was one.

I mean, I know the whole spiel sounds exactly like something Kim would say, but with people speculating that it's paid-for content, there's also the outside possibility that (uh-oh) someone else write the caption and its accompanying safety information.

Which would mean Kim had literally got paid that obscene sum of money for standing by a poster, just for someone else to snapp the scene and then press 'send'. If that actually happened, of course, and who's to say it did? Not us. *Cough*

I mean, we all get how being an influencer on Instagram works, but $500,000!?!??!

Mind you, if someone was offering any of us half a million to whack out an Instagram photo, let's not pretend we'd all be above that sort of behaviour... So on the flipside, I guess it'd be kind of a case of fair play to her...?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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