As many people know, Kylie Jenner–the youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner family–got pregnant at 19 and had her first daughter at 20. While she isn’t necessarily a “teen mom,” she’s definitely a young mom.
Many people have pointed out that Kylie has made motherhood look “easy” because she is well-off and has the ability to provide for her daughter, unlike other young mothers who struggle. Recently, star of the MTV series Teen Mom Kailyn Lowry spoke out about this–and Kylie’s persona on social media specifically.
It’s no secret that Kylie is always sharing photos of her daughter–despite saying she was going to “keep Stormi out of the spotlight.”
One can say that Kylie makes young motherhood look fun and easy–and could potentially influence her fans and followers to conceive young, as well. Lowry is aware of this and brought it up when appearing on the “Make Speidi Famous Again” podcast this week. Lowry said:
I don’t want to hate her because obviously she’s so successful, but when you’re that young and you have that much money and you’re able to have a nanny or have a lot of help, I think that shows that it’s kind of glamorous to have a kid so young.
She claimed that Kylie gives women the “wrong impression” of teenage/young motherhood.
She wasn’t a teenager [when Kylie had Stormi,] so obviously it’s slightly different, but we got a lot of backlash for Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant that makes it look like the show is glamorous and I just don’t agree because it took me seven years to get a four year degree. I didn’t always have the money I have now. I would not agree that our show makes it glamorous. But situations like Kylie, they don’t realise that she has millions of dollars and she has a ton of help and she can go out and party and do all these things.
Some people on Twitter agreed with Lowry. Some on Twitter have been talking about how Kylie Jenner has glorified and glamorized motherhood.
Here’s why I don’t wanna hear about how Kylie Jenner deals with being a new mom: because she has so many advantages that no other teen mom has and she can afford literally anything that she probably didn’t have much of a struggle— Daya Sixkiller (@froggydaya) August 18, 2018
Kylie makes motherhood look so easy and fun! Money guys ????????????— Rubi Franklin (@AskMyFave) May 15, 2018
Kylie Jenner talking about how motherhood is been easy for her ???? yes is easy when you have a nanny doing the job for you. IT IS NOT EASY.— ???? (@americamarinn) May 5, 2018
GIRL BYE ????????
Kylie Jenner doing a real good job making motherhood look easy.— Lauren Tetuan (@_LivinWitLauren) April 25, 2018
But, yall don't even know the half of it. https://t.co/H5FpDhqZ9l
What I find extremely annoying is the fact @KylieJenner is making motherhood out to be some glamorous easy thing and it can be but it’s HARD.— Jessica (@mamacatts) April 19, 2018
Y'all stop praising Kylie for her motherhood, she is set for life so it's pretty easy for her!— NEW BOY (@txxroses) February 13, 2018
But, many people on Twitter disagreed.
Shes a billionaire so yeah she prob is making it look easy, because she has the money behind her to do so, she was financially sound prior to starting a family, basically doing it the right way unlike teen mom cast members who have all convinced themselves they’re stars now lol— Samantha Taylor (@samanthachic78) August 22, 2018
Soooo it’s not okay for people to bash/shame teen moms like Kailyn Lowry. BUT it’s okay for Kailyn Lowry to bash/shame Kylie Jenner for being a teen mom simply because she has money? How is that fair?— ariel osborne (@arielosborne_) August 24, 2018
I don’t like neither of them but at least Kylie had the means to take care of her child and didn’t or doesn’t need a program to make a survival... in the other hand teen mom of and 2 are trash already... they don’t struggle anymore and they just keep milking while it lasts...????— Lilly????????♀️???? (@IbanezLilly) August 22, 2018
Didn’t the ‘teen mom’ girls make $ off having multiple kids w/ multiple baby daddies & now as adults on the same shit show full of teen drama acting like fools.Kylie was 20 when she gave birth and could actually afford to have a baby.KJ runs rings around these ‘adult moms’.— A Girl from Oz ???? (@gemma_girl_xox) August 22, 2018
Im sorry but I don’t agree with Kail @ all. You ladies being on a show getting paid after having kids @ a young age make it seem easy. Hey get pregnant be on a show & make money....please get out of here!!— Haley (@JenniiD18) August 21, 2018
Kailyn Lowry a woman on a TV show called “Teen Mom 2” had the audacity to say that Kylie Jenner glamorizes being a young mom, which she never has. I think they let her out too early...— Kasey Oresick (@KaseyOresick) August 23, 2018
What do you think?