In this short video by filmmaker Will Rebein, he compiled some of the actual comments he's seen about Kylie and had someone read them aloud. The result is profoundly heartbreaking.
For years, people have cruelly commented on Kylie's appearance, always pitting her against her sisters Kendall and Kim, and suggesting that her looks are inferior. It's unreal that people take the time out of their day to write these comments, and forget that there is a real person potentially seeing these things and internalizing them. People used to always criticize Kylie for having thin lips, then when she got injections people tried to tear her down - the public will never be satisfied. People forget that Kylie Jenner is a real person; just a young 18 year old girl. This anonymous hate culture on gossip sites is out of control, and I thought by reading these comments (which were literally just taken from the top comments of two articles) and showing imagery of Kylie makes them seem more real and realize how painful the words can be.
The comments ranged from general criticism of Kylie and her family to some aimed directly at her appearance.
They went on to compare her to sister Kendall, who, fwiw, also gets hateful comments - we'll get back to that in a second - which is proof that you can't possibly please everyone and why would they even want to?
"Kendall is gorgeous here, Kylie's face is just disgusting," one comment said. "Kylie's face has been absolutely massacred, as has Khloe's and Kim's. They are all virtually unrecognizable. Kendall the beauty and Kylie the beast," another says. And more of the same... "Kendall looks lovely, Kylie not so much....Kylie the troll and her supermodel sister."
Now back to the Kendall thing. OK, so according to the haters Kylie sucks and Kendall is perfect, right? Not so much. Aw, come on, you KNOW the haters wouldn't be happy with letting anyone feel good about themselves, even at someone else's expense.
Last year, at almost exactly this time, Kendall made a "burn book" for DAZED, where she wrote out comments she'd heard about herself:
Meanwhile, Kendall and Kylie remain unbothered and awesome: