Tyga recently confessed his love for Kylie Jenner on Instagram. The 25-year-old rapper shared a photo of the 17-year-old reality star on Saturday. Tyga included the caption, “Certain things capture your eye, but only a few capture the heart.” His latest love confession for the teenager is being dubbed as “sweet” and “adorable” by the media, including People and Us Weekly.
People tweeted: “Tyga just confirmed his relationship with Kylie Jenner in the most adorable way possible.”
The magazine was rightfully called out by its followers on Twitter. One user said, “Seriously? She’s underage. This is such a gross headline.”
Another user chimed in: “Adorable!? She’s 17. Good grief, People.”
It doesn’t stop there. The magazine titled the article: Tyga Confirms Relationship with Kylie Jenner in Sweet Instagram Post. That brought up remarks about statutory rape in the comments section.
Even Us Weekly is supporting Tyga’s relationship with Kylie. They said that the rapper declared his love for his rumored girlfriend in a “sweet message.” That also didn’t stop people from making remarks about the obviously gross headline in the comments section.
There’s still a huge issue that stands with Kylie Jenner and Tyga’s relationship, as noted by the Frisky. The youngest Jenner sister is still barely legal, while the “Rack City” rapper is 25 years old. That means there’s an eight year age gap between the two. While Jenner and Tyga’s relationship is legal in most states, that doesn’t stop people from thinking that it’s gross and predatory.
It sounds like the media is praising Tyga for dating someone who’s not even out of high school. Even fans of the two have been supporting their illicit affair on reddit, Twitter, and Instagram. Tyga’s followers on Instagram appear to be very supportive of his decision to date and groom a 17-year-old. His love declaration received 156,000 likes in less than 24 hours, according to BET News.
It’s unclear as to how long Tyga has been dating Kylie. He was reportedly introduced to the teen when she was only 14 years old. Meanwhile, there is a new report saying that Tyga has known Kylie since she was just 10 years old. He said on the 92.3 Amp radio show that he’s known the Kardashians for “six, seven years, so it’s all love there.” That information alone is enough to make some fans shudder.
Atlanta Daily World is one of the few news sites that doesn’t support Jenner and Tyga’s relationship. Writer Terry Shropshire thinks it’s “sick” that a grown man would go public about his relationship with an underage girl. It’s also been rumored that Jenner and Tyga consummated their illicit relationship overseas. In Europe, the legal age to have sex with a minor is 16.
Meanwhile in California, the age of consent is 18. Kylie doesn’t turn 18 until August 10. There’s very little doubt that Tyga and Kylie are waiting until her 18th birthday to consummate their relationship. Just thinking about that takes away the “sweetness” of this relationship. Why is it that men still get praised for dating underage girls?
What do you think of Tyga’s love confession to Kylie Jenner? Do you support their illicit relationship?
[Image by Tyga via Instagram]