A consultant for Kim Kardashian is denying claims made by a lady who says she had her “skin ripped off” by the mogul’s line of SKIMS physique tape.
According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, a lady named Noelle Mahasin Smith made the allegation concerning the truth star’s physique tape product, and is searching for unspecified damages for medical bills brought on by the accidents, TMZ stories.
However, a spokesperson for Kardashian’s SKIMS model shut the accusation down only a day after the lawsuit was filed, and said that the product Smith had bought didn’t come from SKIMS and was as an alternative “fake tape” purchased on Amazon.
Kardashian Spokesperson Says Product Smith Purchased Was “Fake Tape” Bought On Amazon
The model additional distanced themselves from the product Smith obtained from the net retailer, who they declare is “not an authorized or official retailer of SKIMS products,” the spokesperson mentioned.
“We take feedback from our customers very seriously. Upon further review of this specific complaint, we have discovered that the customer purchased what appears to be fake tape from Amazon, who is not an authorized or official retailer of SKIMS products…”
The spokesperson went on to say that counterfeit objects “have become commonplace for the brand” and that they “strongly advise our customers to only purchase from SKIMS” or official retail companions, which may be discovered on their web site.
“Unfortunately counterfeit items have become commonplace for the brand and we strongly advise our customers to only purchase from SKIMS or any of our official retail partners which can be found on our website to ensure that they receive authentic products that meet our quality standards.”
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Smith’s lawsuit didn’t go into specifics, nonetheless she did say the physique tape is straight chargeable for the bodily and psychological ache she claims she endured by utilizing it.
Meanwhile, a consultant for Kim’s model offered TMZ with picture proof displaying the tape Smith used didn’t have the SKIMS markings that make the truth star’s model distinct from rivals and counterfeiters.
Another buyer who mentioned they bought SKIMS physique tape tweeted photos in 2020 displaying what seemed to be accidents brought on by the tape, nonetheless these claims stay unsubstantiated.
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Then there’s the value distinction, as Smith’s buy was $9.99 for a roll of tape and pack of 10 pasties. SKIMS retails for $36 for a roll and $12 for a pack of 10 pasties, in keeping with the outlet.
The SKIMS web site says its physique tape is “engineered with flexible cotton for maximum breast lift. Lightweight Pasties for nipple coverage that keep you comfortably concealed for up to 12 hours.”
It’s described as a “breathable, flexible, gentle adhesive cloth strip that is designed to make creating the perfect breast shape super easy for anyone.”
Kim is hardly a stranger to lawsuits, along with her SKKN skin-care line having been accused in June of infringing on the trademarked identify of a Brooklyn-based Black-owned small enterprise known as Beauty Concepts, who provides salon companies underneath the identify “SKKN+” in keeping with The Cut.