Kylie Jenner's Insensitive Tweet About Mental Illness Reminds Us She's 16

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Kylie Jenner is beginning to receive the kind of haterade usually reserved for her sister Kim. First, she was accused of underage drinking and partying and acting like a "diva" in a hotel. She's also gotten some flack for dressing WAY older than her age. Now she's caused an uproar with an insensitive tweet about her hair. I know, it seems unlikely that a tweet about hair could enrage people, but Kylie somehow managed it.


Kylie wrote:


Now of course you can't make a lighthearted jokey comment about mental illness, people! Not in this day and age. Negative responses included:

-That was 100% the dumbest and most ignorant use of the word bipolar.

- No, you're not "so Bipolar," you're indecisive ... and a moron

- Lost even more respect for Kylie Jenner referring to herself as "bipolar" I doubt she is even aware of the actual symptoms of that disease.
-Missing a hair color isn't one of the symptoms, fyi.
- Kylie jenner with her "i'm bipolar" makes me sick.
Okay, that wasn't the most sensitive thing to say. But think about yourself at 16. Was everything you said sensitive, diplomatic, and politically correct? Sure as hell wasn't with me.
The problem is that Kylie Jenner is famous, and I wasn't. Kylie Jenner has 5 million followers, and I didn't. So Kylie Jenner can't just go around saying whatever she wants and not cause any ripples.
However, I'm sure this little gaffe will be forgotten by tomorrow. What'd she say again?
Do you think she deserved the criticism?
Image via Kylie Jenner/Twitter



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hello... hellokd87

I think people need to get off their high horse & take the stick shoved up their behinds out. I can't even count how many times I myself or someone has made a reference like that, or referring to other mental illnesses in a lighthearted sense. She's -6, how in the hell do you expect her to know the DSM definition of bipolar? At 16 I didn't even know the DSM existed!! Kylie is a teenager & teenagers say things like that out of ignorance, because they didnt know better.

nonmember avatar OhKylie

Yeah she deserved the criticism. She was an idiot and got called out on it. Say it, forget it. Write it. Regret it. That goes for everybody but especially teens who frequently talk out of their a$$.

Eddie... EddiesMama1983

Give her a break! She just used the wrong word, it wasn't like she's roasting puppies!

nonmember avatar April

The difference between Kylie and every other 16-year old is that her occasional stupid comment reaches WAY more people. I find it sad that her family has placed her in such a public position before she has the maturity to understand the gravity of half the things she says. Hopefully if her family does not give her kind constructive feedback (which they will, for all I know), members of her public audience will do it without being hateful.

abra819 abra819

Cant stand her, but good grief!

youth... youthfulsoul

It was a figure of speech. People need to find something else to do with their lives other than to be hyper sensitive to any and everything.

nonmember avatar Joddi

She probably is Bipolar, she's been competing with Kendall ever since that show started!

nonmember avatar kathy

Those girls are still very young. I'm not sure they even know what bipolar is. I suffer from mental illness myself and I also know how ignorant people can be. I don't think said it to knowingly hurt someone. Just because they have money, and everything thing they could possible want, they are still teenager. Come visit me....single mom, son and dealing with mental illness. It's not fun.

Elaine Cox

and tomorrow kiri will be jumping on someone else for doing the same for kylie...really dont care what she said..always consider the source

kisse... kisses5050

"haterade" ?  how old are you?

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