Kim Kardashian, Kendall & Kylie Jenner Caught Texting During Moment Of Silence For Ferguson At VMAs
Kim Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner are facing backlash after they were caught on camera appearing to text during an MTV Video Music Awards moment of silence for Michael Brown, the teenager whose fatal shooting has led to weeks of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
On stage to introduce the nominees for Best Hip-Hop Video, the rapper Common acknowledged the tragic situation, and he asked the audience “to take a moment of silence for Mike Brown, and for peace in this country and in the world” (see video below).
Most people complied. But a number of outlets and viewers reported that on the MTV live stream feed of the proceedings, Kardashian and the Jenners were busy checking their cell phones instead of honoring Brown’s memory.
Screenshots from the live stream (see above and below) indeed show the famous sisters appearing to text rather than pay attention to Common and the mention of Ferguson.
It should be noted that at last year’s VMAs, some outlets were fooled by what seemed like a live shot of Will Smith and his family reacting to a Miley Cyrus performance — except the moment actually happened at another point in the show.
This time around, though, the available screenshots suggest that the Kardashian-Jenners text-a-thon did occur as Common was on stage, talking about Ferguson.
MTV has been contacted to confirm the timing. But these pictures… do not look good.
What do you think of the family’s apparent disrespectful behavior?