Sunday, May 13, 2018

Kylie causes controversy

On March 14, there was a report on the local news about Kylie Jenner and the backlash she faced over her new makeup line.  Kylie had chosen provocative names like "barely legal" and "X-Rated," and the reporter said "the Twitterverse fired back."  Then they showed this graphic:

The graphic didn't attach any handles to these tweets, so I tracked down the authors and noted how many replies/retweets/likes each tweet received.  I also noted how many Twitter followers each author had.  Like I said, this was back on March 14th, and the tweets in question have received some additional replies, retweets, and likes.  However, these are the statistics from the day of the news report:

Tweet #1:  "Seriously Kylie Jenner, choose better names for your products.
This was tweeted by @GirlAboutToon_ on March 21, 2017.  When I checked, her tweet had 7 replies, 10 retweets, and 15 likes, and the account had 786 followers.

Tweet #2: "Disgusted"
I think this was tweeted on March 14, 2018, by @ElizabethLee.  The woman was complaining about Kylie Jenner's brushes, and the final word of her tweet was: "Disgusted."  When I checked, her tweet had 2 replies, 0 retweets, and 2 likes, and the account had 58 followers.

Tweet #3: "Kylie named a brush barely legal. I'm gagging."
This was tweeted at 10:44 PM on March 13, 2018, by @yeahkendrv.  When I checked, her tweet had 0 replies, 0 retweets, and 0 likes, and the account had 101 followers.

The puzzling tweet is the one from 2017, since it suggest this "controversy" over Kylie's make-up line is a year old.