In case you forgot that the internet is a cruel, cruel world…
Kylie Jenner is currently living the good life on vacation with her friends. But, before she took off, she posted a close-up pic of her bod to promote the second launch of products from her new brand Kylie Skin. The photo featured Kylie’s body in a see-through fishnet bodysuit with the caption, “summer body.”
Unfortunately, trolls have been posting incredibly vicious comments, mocking what they believe is “a body made by doctors.”
Kylie has never confirmed any plastic surgery rumors (with the exception of her temporary lip fillers) but that hasn’t stopped haters from attacking her.
Some comments including things like:
“Ladies no need to be on your way to the gym because this body is bought and paid for.”
“There are too many plastics in the ocean.”
“Straight off the doctors table ya mean.”
“Summer body or summer implants?”
Listen, I’m not exactly a huge Kylie fan — her unrelenting cultural appropriation is *not* ok. But despite your personal feelings about Kylie, there is absolutely no excuse to body shame anyone. And yes, that’s exactly what this is.
Body shaming doesn’t just apply to the shaming of big girls, it occurs anytime someone mocks or judges someone’s body. And that goes for men, women, and every gender in between.
So even if Kylie did have some procedures done — and I’m not saying she did — that’s her decision.
Not to mention that we all need to remember to have a little empathy. Can you imagine the extreme beauty standards she must feel she has to live up to? Especially considering who her sisters are. Between her family and her spot in the public eye, it’s understandable that Kylie would feel pressured to look a certain way. She’s only human, after all.
Kylie has admitted that she suffers from insecurities about her looks and even said that she got lip fillers after a boy shamed her for her “thin lips.”
In an episode of Life of Kylie back in 2017, she said,
“This guy I kissed was like, ‘Your lips are really small but you’re a really good kisser. I didn’t think you were gonna be good at kissing.’ It was so rude. From then on, I just felt like I saw guys staring at my lips. I felt like no one wanted to kiss me.”
“I just didn’t feel desirable or pretty. I really wanted bigger lips. I ended up getting my lips done.”
Last summer, after getting lip fillers for years, Kylie decided to go back to her all-natural look but has since started getting them done again.
Of course, I wish for Kylie’s sake that she could love herself for who she is naturally. But if getting fillers, or possibly even procedures, makes her feel more confident in her body, then that’s her business.
It’s truly unfortunate because Kylie is perpetuating the same ridiculous societal beauty standards that made her insecure in the first place.
Here’s to hoping that Kylie will only get more confident as she grows up and can appreciate herself for who she is.
And to all the haters out there shaming her? Y’all can shut it.
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.