Kylie Jenner needs no introduction. The beauty mogul ranks among the world’s most famous social media influencers sporting a staggering following of 208 million! At 23-years-old Kylie continues to prove that she has the stomach to take any kind of controversy or criticism knowing that she is a trailblazer influencer.
That being said, anyone who has been actively following the beautiful mamma of 1 will already know how her public image has taken a hit on more than a few occasions in 2020 and already this year.
Controversial Hand Cleaner
The most recent controversy surrounding this bikini beauty has to do with one of the most unassuming products in her business history… hand sanitizer. Yes indeed, if any fan had guessed what kind of product would create an internet stir, it most certainly wouldn’t have been a disinfectant.
Yet that is exactly what people are debating about, with media outlets actually sharing how they view this as a “tone deaf” move by Kylie , and she is being accused for essentially profiting on a pandemic and for charging a premium because it is part of Kylie Cosmetics.
Is It Really ‘Tone Deaf’?
The oddity in the latest talk surrounding the merit of releasing a product like this is nothing short of absurd. And ironically it would appear that many fans have already purchased their hand sanitizer from Kylie at this point.
Media outlets trying to demonize the idea of making money on a product like this is semi-ridiculous, and there is most definitely a tone of hypocrisy throughout the headlines coming out. Or are readers to forget how Lady Gaga was praised for her custom face masks that literally had spikes sewn on them? (They are now being sold by NGO online) A cloth face mask covered in spikes gets a free pass but hand sanitizer gets shot down?
Not Everyone Agrees
The drama that outlets are trying to create just isn’t there. There has never been anything wrong with making a product that fits the current culture or times. Clothing, beauty products, health care related items, and even items related to disaster relief are regularly offered as a service you can fund, but the media acts as though Kylie started the pandemic, rather than meeting a demand during these less-than-ideal world circumstances. (The quality of her hand sanitizer is another topic entirely)
Kylie hasn’t shared any public statement regarding the negative view that some outlets have shed on her hand sanitizer, but it is safe to say that the fans express enough support to justify her silence.
‘At The Moment’
Kylie captioned her post saying the following about her:
“Stay safe and protected while on-the-go. This Hand Sanitizer is a fast drying, spray cleanser formulated with 80% alcohol to purify and sanitize hands without stickiness while Glycerin helps soothe and protect skin from dryness. ?
? Vegan, fragrance free, gluten free, paraben free, cruelty free and dermatologist tested.”
Here are just a few of the numerous comments that she received on the post:
“buying at the moment ❤️?” (Commentator) “I love this product ✨??” (Commentator)