Earlier this week, Khloé Kardashian's weight loss series, "Revenge Body," returned to E! for its second season.
After a controversial first season, many viewers tuned into Sunday's premiere hoping that Kardashian actually made some necessary changes to the show.
But unfortunately, season two of "Revenge Body" turned out to be just as problematic as season one.
Here are seven aspects of "Revenge Body" that Kardashian (still) seriously needs to fix:
The show's name implies that participants are losing weight for reasons other than health.
Before the show even aired, many people were concerned about "Revenge Body" based on the name alone.
The title suggests that participants aren't changing their bodies to improve their health; they're losing weight simply for the sake of impressing somebody else (namely, to get "revenge" on fat-shaming exes).
In a recent interview, Kardashian herself admitted the show's name is questionable. She should consider changing the title to reflect the positive reasons behind participants' weight loss — not the superficial ones.
Kardashian continues to promote the show with problematic before-and-after photos.
To encourage viewers to tune in, Kardashian frequently posts eye-catching side-by-side photos that pit her "new body" against her "old body."
But these promotional tweets send the harmful message that Kardashian's heavier body was "bad" and needed to be changed — which is completely untrue.
There are other ways that Kardashian can promote the show that *don't* involve tearing herself down.
The show fails to set realistic goals.
As the show's host, Kardashian also serves as the aspirational "revenge body."
However, a Kardashian figure is simply not attainable for most people. Participants sign up for the show because they want a revenge body just like Kardashian's — but this end-goal is unrealistic.
It takes more than a few weeks of diet and exercise to get Kardashian's frame.
A hot body is the end all, be all.
On "Revenge Body," appearance is undoubtedly prioritized above health.
"Revenge Body" is filled with name-calling.
The show is riddled with self-deprecating comments. Case in point: The very first episode was actually titled "Muscle Cub & The Duff."
(Yes, the show really allowed a participant to refer to herself as the "Designated Ugly Fat Friend.")
The show makes viewers feel bad about themselves.
Rather than uplift people, the show picks apart participants' bodies and reminds viewers at home about their own "problem areas."
Participants aren't actually getting the help they need.
Sure, trainers are involved, but the show doesn't set participants up with *real* professional help or actually teach candidates how to cope with life's hardships.
In "Revenge Body" world, a flawless figure is all you need to be happy — but there's more to health and happiness than a six-pack.