Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner appeared to be texting and chatting during the Ferguson memorial at the 2014 VMAs, and fans are outraged. The famous sisters have caused a social media uproar for their insensitivity.
Hollywood paid tribute to the town of Ferguson, Missouri, during the MTV Video Music Awards with the A-list audience observing a moment of silence for slain teenager Michael Brown, however Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner appeared to be texting during the solemn moment. Read on to see the Twitter backlash, brought on by Kim, Kylie and Kendall.
Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner & Kendall Jenner Appeared To Be Texting During VMA Ferguson Memorial
Rapper Common took the stage at the MTV VMAs on August 24 to announce the nominees for Best Hip Hop Video when he asked the audience to take a moment to honor the town of Ferguson, Missouri, and fallen teenager Michael Brown who was shot six times and killed by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9.
“Hip hop has always presented a voice for the revolution,” Common said. “I want us all to take a moment of silence for Mike Brown and for peace in this country and in the world.”
While the music community was honoring Michael, the Kardashian and Jenner sisters appeared to be texting and chatting, rather than observing the moment.
The cameras panned over Kim, Kylie and Kendall in the audience who were staring at the phones and looking bored in the front row.
Fans Outraged Over Kim, Kylie & Kendall Texting At VMAs
While other A-listers such as Snoop Dogg were paying their respects to Michael Brown, the Kardashians and Jenners seemingly did not want to be bothered by the memorial, instead focusing on their phones.
The famous sisters have caused an uproar on social media.
Kim Kardashian was apparently texting during the Ferguson tribute at the VMA’s, but in her defense she doesn’t even like that band.
— Jenn Kaytin Robinson (@JennsDrunk) August 25, 2014
You dont gotta like the politics but someone died at least respect that.Talk about Kartrashian
— shortandsweet (@short_answeet) August 25, 2014
I’m so glad Common is having this beautiful speech and having a moment of silence for Ferguson and Kylie Jenner is texting
— Nick Andopolis (@louistomlinGAAY) August 25, 2014
— Kara White (@KaraYiLinWhite) August 25, 2014
— ✨ (@moderngoth) August 25, 2014
— dolly singh (@dollysingh) August 25, 2014
— Âxel Nobody (@TomboyKris) August 25, 2014
Literally I don’t think Kim Kardashian has put her phone down this entire time like who are you texting?
— Emily :) (@Gladiator_OP) August 25, 2014
@KendallJenner So, are you going to threaten to sue MTV to cutting to you texting during Ferguson tribute?
— Janky Funkbush (@outtohunch) August 25, 2014
Common asked everybody to have a moment of silence and Kylie Jenner continued texting. Smh
— Hanifat Bello (@LoveMyOpinions) August 25, 2014
HollywoodLife.com has reached out to MTV to see if the texting moment was actually during the Ferguson memorial or if it could have been a tape delay. MTV had no comment.
HollywoodLifers, if Kim, Kylie and Kendall were in fact texting during the Ferguson memorial, do you think it was rude and insensitive? Let us know.
— Elizabeth Wagmeister