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Everyone Is Focused On The Wrong Thing When It Comes To Kylie Jenner’s Lip Implants

Emmy Griffiths
by Emmy Griffiths Published on May 8, 2015

Kylie Jenner has just revealed in an upcoming clip for "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" that she has in fact had her lips surgically plumped. As you are all probably well aware, the Internet exploded. A girl from a reality TV show has lips that are trending all over the world. Read that again. SOME RANDOM GIRL'S LIPS ARE NEWSWORTHY.

Honestly, we don’t care whether Kylie Jenner did or did not get lip injections. We’ve never met her. We don’t know her. Sure we follow her on Instagram, along with her other 22 million followers, and yeah, her posts tend to be perfectly photoshopped selfies showing off her plump pout. But her, or rather, Khloe Kardashian’s revelation that Kylie’s lips have been surgically altered is hardly a surprise. How was it shocking to ANYONE when this clip was released?!

What we do find kind of sad is how most people have reacted to the MIND BLOWING news. At just one glance of top stories about Kylie on Twitter the results come rolling in: “Kylie Jenner FINALLY comes clean”, “Kylie Jenner finally admits her lips aren’t all real”, “Kylie Jenner admits to getting lip fillers”.

I mean, REALLY?!

Why are these media outlets using words like ‘admitting’ and ‘coming clean’? It makes it sound like the young reality TV show star has something to be ashamed of, when really, shouldn't she do whatever the hell she likes with her own body and face? Doesn't she also have the right to tell people that it's none of their damn business?!

In the clip, Kylie looks visibly shaken and worried when she tells her sister and friends that a reporter asked her about her lips. She said, “My heart literally dropped.”

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Why, WHY are we digging for the truth from a 17-year-old who is faced with intense media scrutiny every day and was unhappy with the way she looked? It's especially disturbing since it’s the media that projects this image of a perfect woman in the first place. To be the definition of hot, according to the mags, you need the following: banging curves, big eyes, plump lips and airbrushed makeup, followed up by intense Photoshopping.

So Kylie tries to find this perfection by altering the way she looks, which is sad enough in itself as she is only 17-years-old. She shouldn’t want to change the way she looks in order to feel good about herself, then have the media turn around and declare she tells ALL when they set that impossible standard in the first place.

Is it really surprising she’s been skirting around the truth?

What do you think? Tweet us @wewomenUSA!

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