Kylie Jenner is sparking controversy on her social media accounts. Literally. The 18-year-old has been accused of smoking marijuana again.
According to recent reports, Kylie Jenner has removed a photo on Instagram that shows the reality star smoking. Mirror UK has reported about the photo, which Jenner posted in honor of celebrating her 50 million Instagram followers. Jenner uploaded a black-and-white photo of herself blowing smoke out of her mouth. In the controversial photo, she wears a black hooded bodysuit.
Kylie Jenner captioned the photo, “50 million” along with emoji eyes.
While the photo was super sexy, it received a lot of backlash. The photo has some people blowing smoke on social media. Some pointed out that Kylie’s constant love and appreciation for smoking sets a bad example for her younger fans.
One person wrote, “The phenomenon seems to keep growing that it doesn’t matter what those in the public eye do as long as they look ‘pretty’ doing it.”
Even the marijuana publication, The Cannabist, hinted that Kylie Jenner may not be smoking cigarettes in the photo.
“The spotlight-craving socialite Kylie Jenner, a.k.a KingKylie, has posted a scintillating photo of herself smoking … something. You tell me,” staff writer, Brittany Driver, wrote.
After receiving criticism, Kylie Jenner deleted the image and instead posted two other photos on Instagram from the same photoshoot, which was taken by L.A.-based photographed Sasha Samsonova. Unless the recent report is wrong, Jenner decided to repost the photo on Instagram, despite the backlash.
This isn’t the first time that the starlet has been accused of smoking an unknown substance. Kylie’s other Instagram and Snapchat posts have raised concerns among her fans. Earlier this year, the teen shared a Snapchat video that featured her smoking from an electronic cigarette as her BFF Jordyn Woods drove the car. Kylie looked like quite the professional as she blew O-Rings from the vaping device.
Fans slammed her for not being a role model to her younger followers while others accused of her being high in the video, which has not been confirmed. Fans argued about whether or not Jenner was smoking weed in the device. While some electronic cigarettes can be used to inhale cannabis or “dry,” most are used to smoke e-liquids, which can be flavored and can (or cannot) include nicotine.
Still, vaping nicotine is just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes, CDC director Tom Frieden said in a recent statement.
“We want parents to know that nicotine is dangerous for kids at any age, whether it’s an e-cigarette, hookah, cigarette or cigar. Adolescence is a critical time for brain development. Nicotine exposure at a young age may cause lasting harm to brain development, promote addiction and lead to sustained tobacco use.”
This isn’t the first time that Kylie Jenner has been accused of using drugs. Back in May 2015, the teen received plenty of backlash on social media after she posted a Snapchat video of her allegedly saying she’s “high as f—k” before biting into a biscuit. Kylie was quick to deny the rumors on Twitter, claiming she was referring to her food being “good as f—k,” but her fans weren’t too convinced.
A month prior to that, the teen took to social media to deny that she’s on any drugs and that she’s just a naturally hyper person. That denial didn’t help her case, especially since Jenner was spotted heading to Coachella the very next day with her older sister Kendall Jenner and their friend Hailey Baldwin.
Most people know that the music festival is a drug-fueled event among young people. It’s not just about the fashion and the music. Kids often mix drugs and alcohol with candy, in hopes to get high.
What are your thoughts on Kylie Jenner’s Instagram photo? Do you think it’s inappropriate to post photos and videos of herself smoking? Sound off below in the comments section.
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