Kylie Jenner Speaks Out Against Viral “Lip Challenge”
Kylie Jenner is speaking out about the so-called “Kylie Jenner Challenge,” which has prompted hundreds of teenagers to alter their lips to resemble her pouty look. On Tuesday, after several photos of teens who had injured and even disfigured themselves went viral, Jenner, who did not create the “challenge,” issued a statement on Twitter about the disturbing trend.
Jenner tweeted, “I’m not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look.” She added, “I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be YOURSELF & not be afraid to experiment w your look.”
As Gossip Cop noted, over the past week, numerous teens have posted photos of themselves altering their lips, through a variety of methods, including sucking on bottles. They’ve even tagged the sometimes frightening pictures with the hashtag “#KylieJennerChallenge.” Some of Jenner’s young fans have seriously injured their faces in their attempt to do the so-called “Kylie Jenner Challenge.”
For her part, as Gossip Cop previously reported, the reality star is sick of all the attention placed on her lips. “How long are we gonna talk about this lip thing lmao,” she tweeted last year. “Let’s get a our lives together guys and talk about some important sh*t. Just talk about something new at least. I’m bored.”
Tell us what you think about the “Kylie Jenner Challenge,” and her latest response to it?