Yeah, we get it. Kylie Jenner is an influencing branding queen and is killing the makeup industry game right now (especially since she got rid of her lip fillers). But seriously, Forbes? Self-made?
Kylie Jenner is no doubt a beauty entrepreneurial success but she in no damn way “self-made”. She cashed in on her lip fillers back in 2015 and the rest was history. Oh, not to mention that she and the rest of her family are just piggybacking off of her sister’s, Kim Kardashian West, sex tape fame.Kylie used her rich white girl privilege, contacts, resources, and millions of Instagram followers to create a successful business.
“I am sure that Kylie Jenner also works hard. But, I don’t think I’ve ever worked as hard as a mom who works multiple jobs for a minimum wage. Hard work is not enough. There are structures that impact success (Vox Media).”
Stuff like this is so misleading, no one who started off rich with incredible connections should be allowed to market themselves as “self made” like u literally are a phone call away from success which isn’t even close to starting from the ground up https://t.co/xiLXMOJNb9
— sukhi (@mairanotmaria2) July 11, 2018
kylie jenner’s “self-made” empire is almost as funny as donald trump’s “small loan of 1 million dollars”
— james (@phan1om_) July 11, 2018
erm. being born into extreme wealth & instant fame is the exact opposite of “self made” https://t.co/c9rZyx03Al
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) July 11, 2018
It is not shade to point out that Kylie Jenner isn’t self-made. She grew up in a wealthy, famous family. Her success is commendable but it comes by virtue of her privilege. Words have meanings and it behooves a dictionary to remind us of that. https://t.co/2HzIJbLb8q
— roxane gay (@rgay) July 11, 2018
Is Forbes right for calling Kylie a “self-made” billionaire? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.