Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge Goes Viral, But Did It Send Fans To The Hospital?
People are going crazy over the ‘Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge’ trending on social media, with participants using a glass to plump their lips, often with dangerous results.
Kylie Jenner Lips
Kylie Jenner’s lips have long been a topic of discussion among the internet, ever since the youngest Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has become an Instagram phenomenon, her lips have been the subject of controversy. While Jenner, 17, has repeatedly denied any plastic surgery.
Jenner is known for using makeup and various cosmetic products to enhance or change up her look. Jenner’s love of changing her hair color, for example, has led her to embrace various weaves – she recently went from a long, blue mane to a shorter pink bob before returning to her natural dark brown. And a recent photo posted to Instagram shows Jenner wearing blue contact lenses to mask her brown eyes. She has always maintained that she gets her famous pouty lips from an expert makeup technique – one she has no doubt picked up after being around makeup artists all her life.
For fun A photo posted by Kylizzle (@kyliejenner) on
“I’m like, ‘Stop talking about my lips.’ I haven’t had plastic surgery. I’ve never been under the knife. People flashback to pictures of me when I was 12 and say, ‘Kylie’s so different,’ but how can I look the same from 12 to 18?” Jenner recently stated in an interview.
Whether or not Jenner has enhanced her lips surgically, fans on Twitter and Instagram have been trying to recreate the look by any means necessary. On Monday, the hashtag “#KylieJennerLipChallenge” went viral, encouraging fans to use a glass as a suction cup on their lips, in effect causing them to become swollen and plump.
Have you ever seen a lip challenge like this? pic.twitter.com/nvCdJt8dXt
— Tyler noBeardatAll (@TylerBeardall) April 20, 2015
I tried the Kylie Jenner lip challenge and my lips are bruised #kyliejennerchallenge pic.twitter.com/UDcmpWhEes — Bails (@TheBailBrown) April 20, 2015
While some are accepting of the results, most are finding their lips bruised, and sometimes split open, by the dangerous process.
i screwed up. #kyliejennerchallenge #uhoh pic.twitter.com/Mdf4bcZdUP
— zoë (@_zoeymcguire) April 20, 2015
Did #KylieJennerLipChallenge Send Fans To The Hospital?
A few Twitter users claim their attempt at the so-called ‘Kylie Jenner Lip Challenged’ landed them in the hospital. One user known as @dylancollins7 shared these photos of his busted lip on Twitter, and shared a selfie from the hospital, warning others to stay away from the challenge.
#kyliejennerchallenge pic.twitter.com/mzz5jNUazJ — Dyl (@dylancollins7) April 21, 2015
Don’t do the lip challenge or else you’ll end up in the hospital like me pic.twitter.com/Vsz95pbCwf
— Dyl (@dylancollins7) April 21, 2015
However, another Twitter user, @SorryChersLate, posted the same photos and also claimed he was in the hospital. It’s unclear whether either of them are telling the truth, but the photos have gone viral, and doctors confirm that the challenge is potentially dangerous.
Dermatologists, Celebrities Warn Against The Lip Challenge
Dermatologist, Dr. Dendy Engelman, told Elle that participating in the lip challenge could result in disfigurement, saying, “Not only can significant pain, swelling and bruising result from these suction techniques, but there is potential risk for scarring and permanent disfigurement with repeated attempts.” Cher Lloyd cautioned her followers against participating in the challenge, tweeting to fans, “Please don’t do that lip challenge thing, it’s so stupid.”
Please don’t do that lip challenge thing, it’s so furrkin stupid ! — Cher Lloyd (@CherLloyd) April 20, 2015
And others have also warned against its negative effects, such as Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls At The Party.
Smarties, you change the world by being YOURSELF! There’s no need for the #KylieJennerChallenge. Also, it’s dangerous + please don’t do it
— AmyPoehlerSmartGirls (@smrtgrls) April 21, 2015
Jenner has yet to comment on the viral trend, but in the meantime, fans should try these makeup tricks to get Kylie Jenner lips if they want the famous Jenner pout without the pain of the lip challenge:
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