The Kardashians star Kylie Jenner clapped back after being slammed once again, but this time, it’s not for how much her private jet pollutes the environment. Fans came for the beauty mogul after she was seen breaking health and sanitation protocols during a visit to her makeup laboratory in Milan, Italy.
“I would never bypass sanitary protocols and neither would any other celeb or beauty brand owner,” the Kylie Cosmetics founder wrote via Instagram on Thursday, August 4. “This picture is not taken in a manufacturing facility … That’s completely unacceptable, I agree. This is a small personal space creating my own fun samples and taking pictures for content nowhere near the mass manufacturing.”
The Keep Up With the Kardashians alum was responding to cosmetics developer Kevin James Bennett after he accused the reality star of “gaslighting her followers.”
“I’m a cosmetic developer and work with cosmetic manufacturers (and their labs) as part of my job. I have very short hair, and I’ve NEVER been allowed into the lab or onto the manufacturing floor without a hair net, shoe covers, mask … and disposable GLOVES,” Kevin wrote via Instagram on Wednesday, shortly after Kylie shared footage of herself visiting the Kylie Cosmetics laboratory in Milan.
“I’d like to know what ignorant manufacturer (in Italy) let her stage this photo-op in their lab and on the manufacturing floor – without following proper sanitation protocols,” he added.
“No one is putting customers at risk!” Kylie added before shaming Kevin for “spreading false information.”
The reality star, who was in the Italian city testing new products as she prepares to add foundations to her cosmetics line, shared footage of her visit to her social media profiles the previous day.
“OK, so we are in Milan for 24 hours to visit all of the makeup factories to check on new Kylie Cosmetics stuff coming [out] that I am very excited about,” said in a video posted to TikTok. “I wanted to take you guys along with me.”
In the video montage, Kylie is seen wearing a short-sleeved black bodysuit under a pair of black baggy pants as she posed for a quick selfie in an elevator. She completed her look with a heart-shaped lock purse and black pumps before covering up with a white lab coat.
The youngest Kardashian-Jenner sister’s long black hair hung down her back as she walked through the lab with a camera crew, and some fans took issue with her lack of hair net.
Kylie’s latest clapback comes on the heels of being dragged for her excessive use of her private jet.
In July, Twitter account @CelebJets revealed that Kylie and boyfriend Travis Scott took her plane, Air Kylie, from Camarillo, California, to Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles, a 17-minute flight, sparking massive outrage among environmentalists.
“Kylie Jenner is flying private for 17 minutes and you are really worried about my plastic straw?” one Twitter user wrote, after the news went viral. Another added, “These are some of the flights Kylie Jenner took this month. Flight 1: 3 minutes. Flight 2: 17 minutes. Flight 3: 28 minutes. If you are doing everything you can for the planet and feel ‘slightly’ outraged by this, you are not alone.”
“80% of people have never taken a plane and Kylie Jenner is out here taking regular 10-minute flights, 5 flights in the last week under 30 minutes, one was 3 minutes long,” another wrote, adding, “Her carbon footprint for one 10-minute flight, is more than some people make in a year.”
A rep for Kylie did not immediately respond to In Touch‘s request for comment.
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