Kylie Jenner Responds to Backlash Over Lab Photos

“Wow, some serious gaslighting is going on here.”

Kylie Jenner is certainly no stranger to backlash β€” but she decided to respond to a post calling her about pictures of her at a cosmetics lab.

Of course, Kylie is the face of Kylie Cosmetics β€” and her latest social media posts showed her in a lab mixing pigments, standing by a giant foundation mixer, and walking through the facility.

In a TikTok vlog about the experience, Kylie says, “We’re in Milan for 24 hours to visit all the makeup factories and see if any new Kylie Cosmetics stuff is coming.”

On her own Instagram, Kylie shared a series of pictures of her with the caption, “In the lab creating new magic for you guys πŸ’• better than ever.”

However, the posts were quickly criticized when people realized that Kylie wasn’t wearing any PPE aside from a lab coat:

One person who evoked Kylie was Emmy winner Kevin James Bennet. In a post on his own page, he wrote under the caption, “Kylie tricks her followers into believing that she makes cosmetics in the lab and on the factory floor β€” without following proper hygiene protocols.”

“Guys, this is not how we make cosmetics and misrepresents how our industry works. Credible manufacturers follow strict hygiene protocols to keep you safe,” he continued, before adding the hashtag “ShameOnYou.”

It looks like this post in particular reached out to Kylie, as she personally replied. “Kevin – this picture was not taken at a manufacturing facility,” she wrote.

“I would never break hygiene protocols, and neither would any celebrity or beauty brand owner. That is totally unacceptable, I agree.”

β€œThis is a little personal space where I create my own fun patterns and take photos for content, far from mass production. Nobody puts customers at risk! Shame on you Kevin for spreading false information!!!!” she said.

However, Kevin wasn’t a fan of Kylie’s response: “So you were standing on a platform looking into an expensive homogenizing kettle that had processed at least 50 liters of a complexion product (the product still covered the mixing paddles) with no PPE or your hair tied back, you’re wearing one.” @weareregi lab coat? But this is not a cosmetics factory? It’s a personal space? Wow, some serious gaslighting is going on here.

β€œ@kyliejenner shame on me? NO shame on you or whoever takes care of your social media for trying to trick everyone into thinking that I am the culprit. Just take responsibility for your mistake and move on,” he wrote in a follow-up comment.

Aside from that, the makeup artist noted that Kylie wasn’t the only celebrity to create such content β€” Selena Gomez also shot a video where she appeared to be mixing makeup without PPE. “I only saw the Kylie post because so many people asked me to go to the @kyliejenner IG account and comment on a cosmetics manufacturer’s total disregard for hygiene protocols,” he wrote. “Interesting…I wonder why people threw Kylie under the bus quicker than Selena?”

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