Dictionary.Com Epically Shades Kylie Jenner Being Called ‘Self-Made Billionaire’
20-year-old Kylie Jenner—a part of the Kardashian clan and founder of Kylie Cosmetics that launched in 2016—was recently crowned as one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in the US for Forbes' August issue.
While the ranking wasn't much of any contention, it was a particular description that left many scratching their heads and wondering if Forbes needed a dictionary.
Jenner's cover photo for the issue was accompanied with the words describing her as a “self-made billionaire.”
How Kylie Jenner leveraged her massive social media following to build a $900M cosmetics fortune:https://t.co/3VGT6MpwmX #SelfMadeWomen pic.twitter.com/fxaqucQZWx
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 11, 2018
calling kylie jenner a ‘self-made billionaire' is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it.
— gulab jamun (@PedestrianPoet) July 11, 2018
It is not shade to point out that Kylie Jenner isn't self-made. She grew up in a wealthy, famous family. Her success is commendable but it comes by virtue of her privilege. Words have meanings and it behooves a dictionary to remind us of that. https://t.co/2HzIJbLb8q
— roxane gay (@rgay) July 11, 2018
Seeing as how Forbes might have gotten confused while completing the write-up, Dictionary.com decided that enlightenment was in order.
In a brilliantly hilarious tweet, Dictionary.com explained, “Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided. Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman,” before linking to its August issue.
Check out the amusing jab that cracked up Twitter below.
Self-made means having succeeded in life unaided.
Used in a sentence: Forbes says that Kylie Jenner is a self-made woman. https://t.co/sr8Ncd7s5A https://t.co/ehEL7Cf6KV
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) July 11, 2018
THE SHADE???? https://t.co/h8WNspphgd
— DdaengTan (@missemvi) July 12, 2018
[via HuffPost, main image via Forbes]