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Kylie Jenner: Tell Your Fans To Stop Plumping Their Lips

Tue, April 21, 2015 6:29pm EDT by Bonnie Fuller 1 Comment

Kylie — we hear that you’re mortified by people taking what they call the #KylieJennerChallenge and trying to inflate their lips. You need to speak out and publicly ask them to stop!

Kylie Jenner, we hear from an insider that you’re upset and worried about your fans, who are taking to social media to show off outrageously plumped-up lips as part of what they’re calling the #kyliejennerchallenge. Though no one seems to know exactly how the potentially dangerous trend started, it spread like wildfire on April, 19, 20 and 21. Fans started swelling up up their lips using a glass sucking technique.

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Now, you’ve just gone on Twitter and addressed the major controversy set off by this “challenge”, but you didn’t exactly tell fans to quit trying potentially damaging lip-enlarging methods. Here’s what you said:

Now Kylie, it’s fine for you to tweet that you aren’t encouraging followers to try to replicate your lips, but you really aren’t definitively trying to shut down the lip enlarging craziness, when you give them the go-ahead to ‘experiment’, in the context of the ‘challenge.’

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Fans are trying to copy the large, plumped-up lip look that you’ve become famous for, by putting a glass or plastic cup on one’s lips and then sucking for about five minutes.

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The technique is supposed to make lips swell by drawing blood to the area, and it can do that, but the results can also be painful and medically very dangerous. Shot glasses can break under pressure, cutting lips, or the technique can cause terrible bruising and splitting of the lips. There are terrifying, graphic photos online of girls and guys who have painfully injured their lips by doing this.

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Doctors warn that there is even a risk for permanent damage to the lips if someone repeatedly uses the suctioning technique. “Not only can significant pain, swelling and bruising result from these suction techniques, but there is a potential risk for scarring and permanent disfigurement with repeated attempts,” cautions dermatologic surgeon Dendy Engelman, who spoke to Seventeen.

Despite the dangers, hundreds of Kylie lovers are still taking the “challenge”, which to be fair, you didn’t start. But your followers were inspired by the large lip makeover that you’ve had in the past 18 months.

You used to have a lovely pair of smaller lips but in recent months have sported a far plumper pout, which you’ve claimed is simply the creation of clever lip lining. You have always denied any use of unnatural techniques to achieve your sized-up lips. “I’m like, ‘stop talking about my lips,'” you told the UK’s Grazia Daily. “I haven’t had plastic surgery. I’ve never been under the knife.”

Well, Kylie, that’s great. But you’ve proudly showcased your fuller, sexier pout to your 21.3 million Instagram followers and 8.91 million Twitter followers.

Kylie Jenner: Speak Out And Protect Your Fans

Now, you have to do more than just tweet that you haven’t encouraged this ‘challenge’. You need to step up and try to stop it ASAP before anyone else gets hurt.

We hear from an insider that you’re “absolutely saddened by this entire ordeal” and that you  wish you could “meet every person who’s done this crazy thing face-to-face and tell them they’re beautiful just the way they are,” says the source.

“She had no idea some people would go to these very dangerous lengths in an attempt to make their lips fuller,” adds the source. “She wants it to stop and believes all beauty comes from within.

Kylie — I’m sure that’s all very true. So if you feel that way, go back on Twitter and be definitive — tell your fans to “stop”! Stop the #kyliejennerchallenge!

HollywoodLifers — do you agree? Should Kylie respond in a firmer way? Let me know.

— Bonnie Fuller