For someone aged just twenty-two, there's no denying Kylie Jenner has achieved a lot. She's the star of one of the longest-running and most successful reality television shows of all time, owner of a hugely successful beauty empire, and has even helmed a popular clothing line. While many still see her as the youngest of the Kardashian gang, it's clear she's so much more.
But now the star has landed herself in hot water with fans, who are accusing her of refusing to pay her workers.
This is one of her biggest scandals yet. Keep scrolling to find out why people are so furious...
Kylie Jenner found her fame through her family.
The family came to fame on a very popular reality show.Keeping Up with the Kardashians has been running since 2007, making it almost twelve years old. It's one of the most viewed reality TV phenomena of all time.
Kylie was nothing but a kid when the show started.
via: Getty ImagesBut she's grown up into a super successful girl boss, and stepped out of the shadow of her elder sisters.
Not bad for the tender age of twenty two.Kylie has grown from being a fan favorite on the show to a social media queen and entrepreneurial businesswoman.
She's the undisputed queen of Instagram.
On top of this, Jenner is also a mom.
Kylie has a truly multifaceted career.
Kylie Cosmetics is one of the most successful brands on the planet.
In 2018, Forbes reported on her success.
The internet had a rather strange reaction.
Kylie Cosmetics really took off after launching in Ulta.
via: ShutterstockThe real-life availability of the products led to a pick up in sales, plus helped many customers discover the products for the first time.
And it clearly paid off.
Kylie was just twenty-one-year-old at the time.
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Although some weren't too thrilled with the news.
Others had a different issue.Many quibbled with the "self-made" status of Kylie's fortune. It's certainly true that if she wasn't a member of the world's most famous family, it's unlikely she'd have made the Forbes list.
While it's true she's been clever with her line, some believe she'd be nothing without her status.
@Forbes Would she be what she is if she wasn't part of the Kardashian family? She grew up rich with all the privile… https://t.co/FnLnQtRioj— Anggie Bratadinata (@Anggie Bratadinata)1551788317.0
However, some pointed out the definition of self made.
But things have taken a dramatic twist in recent months.
In the fine print of the deal, there were some concerning facts...Forbes revealed this: "One of the greatest celebrity cashouts of all time, the transaction seemed to confirm what Kylie had been saying all along and what Forbes had declared in March 2019: that Kylie Jenner was, indeed, a billionaire—at least before [the pandemic]."
Regardless, there's no doubt she's built an empire.
Kylie and her supermodel sister Kendall have a popular fashion line named Kendall + Kylie.
via: Getty ImagesThe clothes are available at a wide variety of popular retailers including Nordstrom, ASOS, Macy's, and even Amazon.
This is where things start to quite problematic...
Rick Darling, CEO of Global Brands Group wrote about this in a letter dated March 21, 2020:
So many of these workers now have no income and in a lot of cases, no government assistance due to their immigration status.Remake," is lobbying to hold these brands, and the celebrities who profit from them, accountable for this.
Their #PayUp campaign was initially launched in March...
Now, fans are calling on the celebs themselves - including Kylie, to pay up.
@KylieJenner Pay your workers! @KylieJenner @iamcardib @KendallJenner You have billions but you are refusing to pa… https://t.co/BadkwvGUhw— Kinsey (@Kinsey)1592174737.0
Remake also points out those disproportionately affected by the pulled contracts are people of colour.
people are dying in my country and fuckinf kylie jenner is ordering products for her company from them and refusing… https://t.co/gNDlQGVFiG— 🗣🙎🏽♀️🦋 (@🗣🙎🏽♀️🦋)1592363232.0
"Our fashion is brought to life by human hands, most of which belong to black and brown women who work 10-12 hour days and live paycheck to paycheck. [The pandemic] has attacked both her life and her livelihood," the organization writes on its website.
"Many live in crowded urban dwellings and take congested transportation to get to work. Facing dwindling orders, many factories around the world opened up this month, forcing garment makers to come back to work despite rising infection rates."
This is completely unjust...And of course, many are calling out Kylie, among others, demanding them to open their wallets.
After all, it's these celebrities who are benefiting off these workers.
@KylieJenner @KylieJenner You are being one of the reason of 1million workers who earns less than 120 dollar a mon… https://t.co/fSzVSZBbmM— Zubayed Islam (@Zubayed Islam)1592022628.0