Few celebrities have let people into their lives quite like the Kardashians. Possibly the most transparent member of the family is social media and makeup mogul Kim Kardashian, who is one of the most followed celebrities on Twitter. Often using her social media to clear up rumours and fight back at headlines, the creator of KKW Makeup is now taking on a website that criticized the appearance of her skin.
On Tuesday, The Daily Mail shared an article with the headline “Makeup mogul suffers bad skin day in LA ahead of Master Class beauty seminar.” This headline is problematic for a few reasons. First, we don’t appreciate its thinly veiled attempt to discredit Kardashian’s skills as the owner of a makeup line, implying that not looking flawless at all times means her makeup is subpar.
Secondly, and possibly the most important factor, it’s really, really rude. An entire news article written on the basis of someone having a bad skin day? Let us know if there’s ever an article written about a person who never in their life has had any issue with their skin. That’s something we would be shocked to read. Rather than letting the article go unchecked, Kardashian tweeted a link to The Daily Mail piece and informed the site that she has a skin condition, writing “It’s psoriasis all over my face.”
It’s psoriasis all over my face. 😢 https://t.co/E94lI7mfDG
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 5, 2019
Kardashian’s tweet was flooded with comments from followers who also suffer from psoriasis, applauding the celeb for bringing attention to the skin condition and offering their own remedies for dealing with outbreaks. Turmeric, lotion, and a celery cleanse were suggested, but we recommend seeing a dermatologist.
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While we appreciate Kardashian clapping back at The Daily Mail and informing them of her common and often painful skin condition, it shouldn’t matter whether or not her “bad skin day” is caused by medical condition. No one should comment on someone else’s skin unless it’s to say, “wow, their skin looks great!” Otherwise, just shush.