Kylie Jenner Causes Online Uproar with "Bipolar" Hair Tweet

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Perhaps Kylie Jenner should just stay off Twitter for awhile.

The 16-year old raised some eyebrows this week when she released a revealing, cleavage-y shot of herself on the social media network.

And now the reality star finds herself under fire not for a pose, but for her chosen prose.

Kylie Jenner Hair Picture

Last night, Kylie posted a selfie and included with it the caption "I miss my black hair I'm so bipolar."

Innocent enough, right? Not to a number of followers.

They inundated Jenner's feed with criticism over her flippant reference to a serious disease, with one user writing:

"You’re not ‘so Bipolar’, you’re indecisive…and a moron," and another adding: “Kylie Jenner with her ‘i’m bipolar’ makes me sick.”

It should be noted that Demi Lovato made a similar joke during an appearance on Ellen in May - but she actually has been diagnosed as bipolar.

She therefore avoided this kind of backlash, with most folks just writing off the quip as an attempt at self-deprecation.

Does Kylie deserve this sort of heat, though? Sound off now: Her bipolar comment is...

 

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People are sick of them and their mouths. And that was before insulting the millions of people who are living and coping with bipolar disorder. Maybe the backlash was too strong for someone who is just a kid, but it's a symptom of American impatience with all the Kardashians and Jenners. They've overstayed their welcome on the American stage and are annoying, truly annoying people now more than anything. Too overdone. Over exposed. Nobody cares for their "public persona/brand" anymore.

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She is sooooo ignorant!!!!! This comment is not very funny for people whose lives have been ruined by the disorder.

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She is racicist against mental illnesses! She needs to be educated about the pervasiveness of these diseases and help with a cure. It's a disease that is plaguing our society and we need to fight, not mock!

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“kylie jenner with her “i’m bipolar” makes me sick,” another member of the Twitter community hissed. Jenner has not yet responded to the backlash on her Twitter account and has not removed the tweet.
A spokesman for the National Alliance of Mental Illness called Jenner’s tweet “inappropriate” and “insensitive,” but added that there might be a teachable moment to be salvaged from the flap. “She’s 16. It’s an inappropriate, insensitive expression, but it reflects the need for greater education and understanding about mental illness among all teens. Particularly because most mental illness emerges by age 14,” NAMI spokesman Bob Carolla told TheWrap. Suggesting that Jenner could learn from the organization’s Bipolar Disorder Fact Sheet, Carolla further said that Jenner could help to inform others about the condition. “When a celebrity unintentionally sticks a foot in their mouth or offends someone, it’s best to apologize and then show sincerity by trying to make amends,” Carolla told TheWrap. “She could make a contribution by learning from the criticism and devoting some effort now to help educate peers. But she has to educate herself first.” taken from The Wrap

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@ robertL

Racist against something that's not a race?

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@ Disagree

I replied to the wrong comment. Please forgive me. ;)

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If there even was a Kardashian born to open up for Mandingo meat its her. It's written all over her face.

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The people complaining are obviously off their meds or need to make a drs appt.

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Perhaps if everyone stopped obsessing over everything these idiots so and do, they'd go way!

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so everything will be fake again?

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Geez, all those head cases with bipolar are going be pissed. Personally, I stay away from ppl w that. Always check the medicine cabinet of anyone you're dating!! Trust me. That girl is so stupid for saying that.

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Jeez I'm bipolar and no offended by it. People take shit way too seriously. If you get offended by something on the internet than you need to evaluate your self worth. It's the internet, if you can't take it then get the fuck off it.

Kylie Jenner Biography

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Kylie Jenner is the 13-year old half-sister of Kim, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian. She has made it clear that she wants to follow in their... More »
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