The pandemic may have changed the plans of people, but Kylie Jenner’s or her family’s promo train is not slowing down.
She is planning for the launch of a new range of skin care items and this June, when the Kendall collection fell, Kylie Cosmetics created a stir. Yet Jenner now has social networks riled up over her reporting of Vogue, and not in a positive way.
Kylie Jenner, on Vogue Hong Kong ‘s cover
The 22-year old beauty brand owner is a subject of a feature article that discusses her experience of rising in popular home and entrepreneurship. Vogue Hong Kong has dedicated its reporting on August 2020 to Kylie Jenner with the tagline “The Action Issue.”
Vogue Hong Kong dedicated its cover of August 2020 to Kylie Jenner with the tagline “The Action Question.” The 22-year-old beauty brand owner is the subject of a feature article detailing her experience growing up in a popular household and her entrepreneurial upsurge.
Jenner ‘s interview with the publication also touches on the social environment of today in America, the divisive interactions of the Kardashian-Jenner family, and how she is giving back to society.
In addition, her talk with Vogue Hong Kong highlights the ways she copes with success and “action” on charitable causes. It’s the latter that bugged some fans.
How some fans don’t fancy Kylie Jenner’s Hong Kong Vogue cover
Since the August issue officially hits stands on Aug. 3, some social media users are already pointing out with the Vogue Hong Kong piece what they see wrong.
The words “Act Now” and “Justice” in particular do not sit well with those who feel that Jenner is not the best candidate to be associated with social issues. What happens?
Some fans on the cover admire Jenner ‘s look and manicure, but some people accuse her of using sweatshop labour. Many find her just desperate for money and a non-activist.
One person tweeted, “Vogue Hong Kong has kylie Jenner on its latest cover of ACTION ISSUE .. What Fu*kng a joke. It was supposed to be real activists in the city, with all the outrage and craziness … Kylie Jenner is who do you think? JOKE.
One added “cool she can pay her staff in Bangladesh now.” A couple of netizens say the song about the Vogue shoot in one of Jenner’s Instagram posts belongs to an artist she hasn’t credited: Sevdaliza.
There are a few threads going on on Instagram, and critics are writing stuff like “Ehhhhh not impressed” and “Funny how it’s the issue of the act now, but she hasn’t said anything about exploiting Bangladeshi workers who manufacture her clothes and the cosmetics she sells.”
What’s behind the accusations at the Jenner sweatshop?
A new controversy has erupted following a scathing Forbes article in May claiming Jenner had inflated the value of her business. The Jenner sisters were accused back in June of not paying garment workers during the pandemic in Bangladesh — workers who were said to manufacture products for their clothing line.
When the news first went viral, as a response to the backlash, Kylie Jenner turned off comments on her social media accounts.
She and her representatives later refuted the allegations, claiming that at the root of the dispute is not their brand doing business with the parent company. Both Kendall and Kylie then released a joint statement via Instagram.
This is not the first time the family has been caught up in unflattering ads about the working conditions of their companies. In 2016 and a few this year Kylie Cosmetics weathered a storm.
That is why some people tend to disapprove of the socially aware topics surrounding the youngest Jenner. The hits on the cover of the Vogue Hong Kong stand on Aug. 3.