Kylie Jenner is known for being very vocal over the years about her insecurities about her lips.
For years, the media and people online speculated about her getting plastic surgery to change her lips, which spawned memes and social media discourse alike, as well as denial from Jenner herself, until finally in 2015, she admitted to getting lip fillers.
“I have temporary lip fillers,” she said on a May 2015 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. “It’s just an insecurity of mine. And it’s what I wanted to do. Everyone always picks us apart. I want to admit to the lips, but people are so quick to judge me on everything, so I might have tiptoed around the truth, but I didn’t lie.”
The Kardashians being who they are, the family is constantly in the media and people online feel like they have the right to nitpick at the tiniest of details about their appearances.
Sadly, the trolls and nasty comments aren’t something that is easy to filter, especially not on a social media app like TikTok, which is more likely to ban accounts that are getting spam-trolled rather than the trolls themselves.
On Sunday, August 21, Jenner posted a video on TikTok of her and her best friend, Stassie Karanikolaou, posing for the camera and showing off their outfits, cuddling up close at one point in the video.
The trolls reared their ugly heads, as they do, and one person commented poking fun at Jenner’s insecurity, saying, “The lips, please.”
Jenner happened to see the comment in the deluge, and replied to them, “It’s the filter but go off.”
Not everyone believed her, though there is certainly a vast similarity between the two women’s lips in the video. The filter adds a dark shadow around the lips that makes them appear bigger, although it looks very strange without any makeup on.
Still, it’s important to remember the golden rule of commenting on someone’s appearance: if it isn’t something that they can fix in five seconds, don’t say anything. Especially when said thing is something they’re known to be insecure about or is based on your own personal opinion.