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Kylie Jenner Receives Backlash for Insensitivity Around Ukrainian-Russian War

The famous Instagram influencer posted about the war and promoted her lip gloss two hours after.

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Kylie Jenner Receives Backlash for Insensitivity Around Ukrainian-Russian War

The famous Instagram influencer posted about the war and promoted her lip gloss two hours after.

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine weighing heavily on nearly everyone’s mind, many are looking to social media for guidance, searching for donation links and information. Having a platform of nearly 315 million followers, Kylie Jenner posted an Instagram story, lamenting the Ukrainian-Russian war, writing, “God protect the people of Ukraine, my thoughts and prayers are with you.” A mere two hours after, Jenner posted an update to her Stories with a video promoting the launch of her new Kylie Cosmetics Lip Lacquers.

While the timing could have been benign, many found her social media activity during the outbreak of a potential WWIII to be problematic, with a TikTok user reposting the video with the caption, “Kylie cannot be f-cking serious right now,” continuing, mocking Jenner’s voice, “I’m so sad for Ukraine! Anyways my new lip shiners-.”

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