Kylie Jenner’s lip-inflating habit has inspired a dangerous lip-inflating trend among female teens … and now she’s trying to distance herself from it.
Over the weekend, the ‘#KylieJennerChallenge’ – a trend which involves teens inflating their lips by sucking hard on bottles – went viral, with photos soon emerging of some of the kids with various degrees of injuries from mild to severe enough to require hospitalization. ENTmania! won’t be posting the photos due to their graphic nature.
On Tuesday, the 17-year old Kardashian took to Twitter to speak out against the trend, writing, ‘I’m not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look. I want to encourage people/young girls like me to be YOURSELF & not be afraid to experiment w your look.’
Now while it is true that Jenner did not ask anyone to inflate her lips after her, one thing she’s definitely not learned is that a public figure’s lifestyle and actions always has an impact on people, especially if the public figure’s followers are mostly underage teens.