It was a story published by Forbes, who I suppose have gone from reporting on the world of genuine business, investment and stocks to trying to piss off as many people as possible with one headline.
You have to admire their graft.
As you might have suspected, this headline didn’t go unchallenged and a lot of people were genuinely maddened by the headline designed to madden them.
Slap in the face to all the entrepreneurs who actually have to climb over the obstacles she was born already on the other side of
— Jordan Lopez (@JordanKLopez) March 5, 2019
And here some self made chicken I made last night…. pic.twitter.com/LhirPq6TGY
— Ash Gibbons (@Ash88says) March 6, 2019
You mean it was handed to her? Lol I mean props to her for making her cosmetics business, but she wouldn’t have had that without already being born in to riches.
— pendeja🌺 (@marisolmorenooo) March 5, 2019
Obviously the big complaint was that Kylie Jenner absolutely isn’t self-made and I guess there’s arguments for both sides there. Would she have all of this money if she wasn’t born into her family? Probably not. Has she done more than most kids born into rich families, including any of her sisters? Yeah.
Nonetheless, someone or something piped up that no-body assumed had anything to say; the dictionary.
In a temporary state of sentience, the dictionary took to Twitter to bemoan the face that Kylie was named a self-made billionaire, posting this…
Dictionary dot com, behave yourself.
To the good book’s credit, that is quite funny.
The responses seemed to agree with the sentiment…
— Famous DJ Agency (@FamousDJAgency) March 5, 2019
— jere 🇵🇸 🇱🇧 🇾🇪 🇸🇾 🇻🇪 (@CantGuardJeremy) March 5, 2019
Born on 3rd base, scores on a wild pitch, celebrated as if she hit a walk-off home run… America in 2019…
— Sandon Jacobs (@SandonLeeJacobs) March 5, 2019
Caption should have been “At 21, Kylie Jenner becomes the youngest example of how being wealthy equates to even more wealth.”
— Joon (@nujeelz) March 5, 2019
But listen, Dictionary.com really know what they’re talking about. Just look at this…
I’ve always rated those guys.
Meanwhile, level-headed as always, Piers Morgan decided to weigh in on Good Morning Britain, slamming the 21-year-old for not being really self-made.
He claimed that if Kylie’s half-sister, Kim Kardashian, hadn’t had her infamous tape with Ray J leaked, then none of the Kardashians or Jenners would have been nearly as famous as they were today.
“If Kim Kardashian hadn’t made that tape that then got leaked… She took ownership of it, made millions, and made a family franchise out of it… None of them would have ever been heard of.
When you say ‘self made’, her sister [recorded the infamous video] with somebody, the tape got leaked, and the whole family cashed in.
That I think is a more accurate account of this thrilling entrepreneurial story.“
He then went on to say that Kylie isn’t even that good-looking, explaining:
“I would have her at number four on the list of Kardashians, and the ones above her aren’t much better. I’m not being rude, the only hot Kardashian is Kendall, the others… None of them are hot!
If they weren’t Kardashians […] they would not get into the average, top Croydon night club – and the bar is set pretty low in Croydon.
Kendall is the only one you can honestly say is model quality, Kylie is as dim as a lump of bread, [the rest of the whole Kardashian/Jenner family being] vacuous, talentless twerps.”
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