January 10, 2018
The Golden Globes is over, but the rippling effects of its feminist message hasn’t. From Oprah to Eva Longoria to the admirable activists who attended, female names have been dominating the socio-political conversation from every angle. The latest to make headlines for her empowering message is a rather unsuspecting candidate, but an important member of pop culture and the current movement nonetheless. Ex-Pepsi spokeswoman Kendall Jenner spoke out on Twitter on Monday in response to a supportive message from a fan praising Kendall for strutting the red carpet with visible acne.
never let that shit stop you! 😎✨ https://t.co/uXlqwJxTPf
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) January 8, 2018
While the Kardashian-Jenner mafia is notorious for their superficial lifestyle and lavish expenses, the women in that family play a significant role in the upbringing of millennial teenagers and beyond. Those who subscribe to Keeping Up With the Kardashians not only buy into whatever fragrances or TV spin-offs they put their stamp on but even their personalities and lifestyle. So for Kendall, the next-Kylie who’s the now-Kim to embrace her natural skin (albeit, under tons of makeup) at an event meant we can only look to that as a super positive and step in the right direction of self-acceptance.
In fact, Kendall’s not the first person who’s verbally endorsed the “beauty” of acne. Instagram users have blown up because of their admirable spirit coming forward about their experiences with acne — names like Bella Lucia and Hailey Wait immediately spring to mind. And it’s not because we love the visual shock of studying imperfection on social media. The reality of “ugliness” is that is exists in real life, and an attempt at normalising such imagery can only mean teenagers in the future don’t suppress their egos with unattainable goals of beauty.
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