Kylie Jenner is a Kardashian and, like most of the Kardashians, she has probably never had an original thought in her life.
So it should come as no surprise that the idiot keeps getting busted for plagiarism.
Here’s a quick rundown of her past, um, lucrative indiscretions, before moving on to the latest scandal.
Back in 2016, ‘Kylie Cosmetics’ shared an image of dripping metallic lips on Instagram. That would have been fine, except that the image was actually the work of makeup artist Vlada Haggerty, who subsequently called out Kylie and her makeup company.
The post was eventually deleted and that should have been the end of it, but Kylie did it again when she posted an ad campaign that’s practically identical to a concept shared by Haggerty a few months before:
Then, in 2017 Kylie released a camo-themed clothing line that was quickly called out for its obvious similarity to New York brand Plugged NYC’s collection of camo bikinis, crop tops and pants.
Now, in the latest plagiarism scandal, Kylie and her makeup line ‘Kylie Cosmetics’ is in hot water YET again for allegedly copying designs from an indie makeup company, Sheree Cosmetics, who is consequently suing them for unspecified damages.
Here’s the Daily Beast:
The suit, which was filed today in federal court, claims that Kylie Cosmetics ripped off Sheree Cosmetics’ “Born to Sparkle” makeup line— including an eyeshadow palette with 15 glittery shades—and name when they released their latest collection, also entitled “Born to Sparkle,” this August.
Per the Daily Mail, Kylie released her “Born to Sparkle” collection, complete with several glittery liquid eyeshadows, on August 6; even though Sheree Cosmetics filed the trademark for their “Born to Sparkle” tagline and collection on August 30, the company claims their palette has been available since October of 2017.
Most of Kylie’s “Born to Sparkle” collection has already sold out after she posted a photo of herself to Instagram wearing some “Born to Sparkle” eyeshadow.
I forget sometimes that these people and their lives are possible because the world is full of people who actually buy into them.
The similarities to Sheree Cosmetics’ makeup collection are blatantly present in Kylie Cosmetics’ version. The name is exactly the same for one. Oh, and the formula is also practically identical. You can see Sheree Cosmetics eyeshadow palette (left) and Kylie Cosmetics (right) below.
This is the latest in a trend of plagiarism, whereby the Jenners and Kardashians rip off lesser-known indie designers – usually women of colour – for their own makeup and clothing lines. To quote Haggerty:
“Crediting artists is essential, but this goes beyond that,” she said of Kylie Cosmetics’ alleged plagiarism. “It’s theft; this is our livelihood… I see these things happen too many times to artists. We are all trying to make it, and this business is extremely competitive. I would ask anyone at this level use the proper channels to obtain images.”
Kylie has yet to issue a statement on her most recent lawsuit. She’s probably trying to find a creative way to say she’s sorry she got caught.
We already knew that watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians makes you a bad person.
I’m going to add that supporting their clothing or makeup lines makes you a bit of a bad person too, especially because the lawsuit only ever takes place after the product has already turned a profit.
Just remember that every time you apply your Kylie eyeshadow, you’re taking away someone else’s livelihood.
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