When word started going around that Kylie's lips had been looking larger than usual, she was quick to say she was "overlining" them to make them look larger. She opened up about being insecure about them and everyone understood- of course we all have insecurities. Cosmetic surgeons, however, were quick to disagree that she was just "overlining". Girls everywhere were faced with an internal conflict wondering whether their fashion and makeup guru/idol had done something to them or not, but everyone wants to believe that what celebrities speak is the truth. I, myself, found myself sucked into this debate and trying to figure out whether Kylie was telling the truth or lying. As if it mattered, right?
Soon enough, she confessed to having gotten work done on her lips. Woohoo! Awesome! Good for you, Kylie. Such bravery, coming out to the public that you got work done as if thousands of other celebrities don't. Give me a break.
Don't get me wrong, I know being a celebrity under the spotlight means a lot of pressure and room to be spoken about, made fun of, etc. However, scenarios like this lead girls to believe two things: that they have to be insecure of their natural features that they were born with, and that there's something wrong with getting work done and/or owning up to it. The biggest issue we face today and have faced since media became a thing are girls thinking they have to look like people on the big screen or magazines. A body type and image become the new 'it' and it's automatically seen everywhere. Over history, female body types have been a trend and have shifted over time. From height to width, to hair color, and so on, how women are viewed in the spotlight has always been the inspiration for why so many girls everywhere stress their appearance.
As I said, every girl should be comfortable in their own skin. And if they're not, it is OKAY to get work done. Just own up to it. There's no shame in altering your appearance for your own satisfaction. Whatever works for you, do it up. People do it all the time, we just act like it's a big deal when a celebrity does it cause we expect them to be perfect. Young girls fail to realize they are just. like. us. They are humans, they have flaws, they have insecurities, they eat, breathe and shit like we do.
So, let's stop pretending as if Kylie hasn't also gotten her butt and boobs done. Have you seen the rest of her family? It would be taboo for her to not get something done. Don't say one thing when you have professionals saying otherwise. As I mentioned, my issue is people acting as if they haven't altered their body in some kind of way. Stop making girls feel like a voluptuous butt, boobs, and curves are something everyone is born with because it's not. It makes them feel as if there's something wrong with them. Advocate getting work was done as an open and comfortable topic, not one that should be hidden and ashamed of.