This Art Film Might Change the Way You Look at Kylie Jenner and Yourself

Publish Date
Monday, 30 November 2015, 1:43PM

They're a family you tend to love to hate. Many think of Kylie Jenner as famous for being famous. She won for the second year in a row, a spot on TIME magazine’s list of the year’s “Most Influential Teens” – and she most definitely is in the world of fashion and beauty. Many were furious at this and Kylie understood. In talking about the inclusion of her on this prestigious list, she said, “I feel like everything I do, my hair color, my makeup, I always start these huge trends, and I don’t even realize what I’m capable of. People might have been upset because [we’re on the “Most Influential Teens” list] next to, like, young girls who started schools and crazy things. But we’re just different people! We’re influential in different ways, and that’s okay.”

Kylie recently revealed a beauty tutorial on her site. She got many negative comments.

Will Reiben, in his short film, used the makeup tutorial video with an anonymous person narrating all the real comments from articles about Kylie. He explains, “The clip is played in reverse to symbolize that the comments are stripping Kylie of her self esteem and identity. The film is intended to be a criticism of the anonymous hate culture.”

“While reading news articles about Kendall and Kylie in Australia, I was shocked and disgusted by the aggressive comments directed towards Kylie. For years, people have cruelly commented on Kylie’s appearance, always pitting her against her sisters Kendall and Kim, and suggesting that her looks are inferior. It’s unreal that people take the time out of their day to write these comments, and forget that there is a real person potentially seeing these things and internalizing them. People used to always criticize Kylie for having thin lips, then when she got injections people tried to tear her down – the public will never be satisfied. People forget that Kylie Jenner is a real person; just a young 18 year old girl. This anonymous hate culture on gossip sites is out of control, and I thought by reading these comments (which were literally just taken from the top comments of two articles) and showing imagery of Kylie makes them seem more real and realize how painful the words can be.”

If you're doubting Kylie would even notice what people say on her social media, consider the fact that she's already started her own anti-bullying campaign, #IAmMoreThan, inspired by her own struggle.

This is the make-up tutorial that Kylie originally shared: 

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