If you are desperate for a little break from all the drama caused by a simple yes-or-no question (Is Kylie Jenner freaking pregnant or not?!) that has been preoccupying the media for months, believe me, you are not the only one. But if you also need your daily dose of Kardashian drama, and are suffering from withdrawal symptoms since the reality show has been on hiatus for almost three whole weeks now, don’t worry, we got your back. Keeping Up With The Kardashians is set to continue on the 7th of January, but since there are a few long days to endure until then, here is a story about Kylie Jenner and her puberty. Or “puberty”, depending what you believe. Oh, just read on and everything will become clear.
If you’re an average Joe who’s been through puberty, you know that it’s a pretty difficult time in a person’s life. The angry pimples, the gangliness courtesy of a growth spurt, the voice breaking for the boys, and a whole host of messy problems for the girls, as well as the raging hormones can be perhaps summed up in one word: hell. Now if you think that’s bad, let’s go one step further and add a camera into the mix. Imagine having the whole world (well, not the whole world – just millions of people) watch you go through this most awkward of phases. It’s not pretty, is it?
Well, that’s exactly what happened to Kylie Jenner.
The 20-year-old has been in the spotlight since KUWTK started and that was way back in 2007. Kylie was only nine years old. Having people watch you grow up must have put her under extreme pressure. Especially in a family like that: with her older sisters all looking so glamorous and gorgeous, the standards had been set pretty high from the get-go, and she probably felt the need to, well, keep up with the Kardashians, and grow up to be just as fabulous as the rest of them. Otherwise what would the people say?
I may have mentioned this before, but there’s a lot of footage of Kylie growing up. Which, of course, means it’s easy to make comparisons of what she looked like before and after puberty. The transformation is unbelievable. And I don’t mean just amazing, I mean literally unbelievable, as in people don’t believe it was the result of a natural process. And thus a meme was born. Behold the Kylie “puberty” meme:
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) February 22, 2017
The other debate
Did you ever think that young girl on the left would one day grow up to be such a stunning young woman with a flawless hourglass figure and perfectly full lips? Probably not, in which case you’re likely to believe that there must have been some… enhancements made. Perhaps it is mean to imply that Kylie’s wider hips and bigger boobs are courtesy of a plastic surgeon instead of Mother Nature. And perhaps it’s mean to tell a child that Santa doesn’t exist, but that doesn’t make it any less true.
Kylie has admitted to getting temporary lip fillers, but she adamantly denies that she’s had cosmetic surgeries. In 2015, the founder of Kylie Cosmetics brand told the Cosmopolitan:
“You guys have watched me grow up since I was 9. My face is going to get different. Now, I know how to do my makeup, contour, and everything. I’m not against surgery. I’d never say no, but I don’t desire it right now.”
Pants on fire?
But her words seem to fall on deaf ears as a lot of people don’t believe she’s telling the truth. Both her admirers and her non-admirers seem to think that, try as she might, she won’t be able to fool them so easily. They are sure that the difference in the before-and-after pictures is just too great to be only the result of puberty. And what do you do when you have a strong opinion about a subject that may or may not be any of your business? Well, you go on Twitter and you pour your little heart out, obviously. Here are a few amusing reactions from almost a year ago, when the “puberty” meme first broke out.
Yup, it really was invented almost a year ago, but it’s still popular today.
What does that say about people…? Anyway, this obsession isn’t likely to come to an end anytime soon. The lives of the rich and famous and of the famous-because-they’re-rich always seem fascinating. And Kylie is never likely to escape the public scrutiny and the popular opinion and subsequent backlash. People will be people and they will keep talking, because they have nothing better to do, kinda like what we are doing right now… Facing this is just one downside to being a celebrity, but as long as she’s happy with the way she looks, why should she care about what a bunch of strangers think about her?
Well, that was a welcome reprieve from the pregnancy debate, wasn’t it? Now, let’s plunge right back into that bottomless pit of anticipation as we await further news. Seriously, though, what’s taking so long? It’s hardly rocket science – it’s either a two- or three-lettered answer, for Goodness sake!