Call me crazy, but I always figured that since Kylie Jenner is only sixteen, she might wait until she was slightly older to get as obsessed with improving her appearance as her sisters are.
But I guess that was foolish of me, because she just got busted for Photoshopping a selfie that she posted to Instagram. At least that’s what her fans are calling her out for, given that Kylie posted two versions of the same photo, the second of which was pretty clearly doctored.
The photo in question was a full-body shot of Kylie wearing a dark blue bikini, taken from the reflection of a mirror, and the first version she put up had some very suspicious pixelation happening along all of the edges. Take a little looksie for yourself:
That version was only up for a couple minutes before Kylie yanked it, but not before many of her fans pointed out that the fuzzy outlines were indicative of either Photoshop or some other photo-editing app. A theory that was only strengthened when Kylie put up this photo to replace it:
Look! So smooth now! And such tastefully adjusted lighting! And what a lovely thigh gap you have there, Kylie! It’s almost like you think that in some world, your body that is NOT EVEN EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD YET needs to be edited down to a more appealing version of itself. Even her sisters didn’t start looking perfectly air-brushed and manicured until after they got famous in their twenties, but I guess we’re starting you extra early, just to see what happens.
The earlier we can sexualize kids and tell them that the bodies they’re born with aren’t enough, the better! So here’s hoping that this and all those plastic surgery rumors are true, because they’re both steps in the right direction for tying your confidence directly to your appearance! Hurray! (Ugh.)
But on the bright side, at least Kylie can prove that she’s learned one thing by dropping out of highschool to ‘study’ for three hours a day — Photoshop.