Note from The Ashley: Although this story breaks The Ashley’s self-imposed rule that there are to be no stories about the Kardashian clan on The Roundup, this one was so ridiculous that it had to be covered by The Ashley!
Kendall and Kris Jenner are getting a wave of negative press after hyping up a “big announcement” that Kendall was preparing to confess…only for it to end up basically being a commercial for Proactiv acne treatment.
No, seriously…that happened.
Fans are not happy about the ridiculous product pitch and took to Twitter to express their feelings on being taken by the Jenners’ tomfoolery.
On January 5, Kris tweeted to let her fans know that Kendall would be coming forward with a “brave” story about the “most raw” period of her life.
“I’m so proud of my darling @kendalljenner for being so brave and vulnerable. Seeing you share her most raw story in order to make a positive impact for so many people and help foster a positive dialogue is a testament to the incredible woman you’ve become,” Kris wrote.
I’m so proud of my darling @KendallJenner for being so brave and vulnerable. Seeing you share her most raw story in order to make a positive impact for so many people and help foster a positive dialogue is a testament to the incredible woman you’ve become. pic.twitter.com/rJUXdN2Wmq
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) January 5, 2019
In a follow-up tweet, Kris told her fans “prepare to be moved” by Kendall’s deep, dark confession. Kendall also added drama by hinting that she would be talking about something that she faced as a teenager.
“When I was 14, I couldn’t reach as many people as I can now,” Kendall said in a teaser video. “Now that I’m 22 and I have this whole thing behind me, I can speak to so many people and just be like, ‘I can help you, and it’s okay, and I experience it. I’m very normal. And like, I understand you. Like, I can connect with you.’”
The Jenners promised that Kendall’s inspiring confession would be posted to her Twitter account on Sunday night. Fans wondered (on Twitter) what Kendall’s big “confession” would be, with many suggesting that she would reveal a mental health issue she deals with, confess to having a secret pregnancy, or come out as a lesbian.
Instead…Kendall revealed she once had acne…and that she is the newest spokesperson for Proactiv.
Pimples. The girl had pimples!
In a video (that is actually just a commercial for the acne-fighting system), Kendall revealed that she walked a red carpet last year with a few pimples on her face, and fans pointed them out to her on social media. (She even hangs her head in shame to let us know how sad she was that people noticed her zits.)
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) January 7, 2019
Fans were not thrilled that Kendall and Kris had hyped up the fact that Kendall had once “suffered” from the occasional zit, just like nearly everyone on the planet.
They expressed their outrage on social media, blasting the pair of clickbaiting clowns for their ridiculousness.
Here are some of The Ashley’s favorite responses to Kendall’s “moving” announcement:
the kardashian-jenners when they found out kendall had acne pic.twitter.com/fblqTFWcrJ
— um, hello? pop it off… (@cyberspacedork) January 7, 2019
How do you deal with nails constantly growing out of your fingers? I have to use a nail clipper constantly and I find myself losing jobs cause I’m spending so much time on it.
— William Holman (@WilliamFHolman) January 7, 2019
Be moved? Only movement for me was a bowel movement. #ridiculous
— Kathleen DiBernardo @MommaDiBo (@MommaDiBo) January 7, 2019
Sounds like the proactive vending machines in the mall weren’t working out so good for ya
— melanie mitchell (@melanie10487829) January 7, 2019
So sorry for what you’ve had to go through Kendall. I can’t imagine how difficult your life must have been to deal with breakouts like regular humans while traveling the globe as the highest paid super model in the world. I commend your bravery.
— Michelle Nicole (@michelledalba) January 7, 2019
We should play a drinking game where we take a shot every time Kendall becomes the face of yet ANOTHER brand that she doesn’t use @DemiRobertson
— Kat Xenos (@katxenos) January 7, 2019
Huge kudos to the brave warrior @KendallJenner for speaking about her struggle that one time she had a zit on a red carpet. You are truly and inspiration. Puts all those other issues, like dying of cancer, fighting poverty to shame…
— Grandmasterdiva (@grandmasterdiva) January 7, 2019
I wouldn’t put you in the family Christmas card either. This is whack.
— Kylie (@muykyliente) January 7, 2019
Kris and Kendall have yet to respond to the negative backlash. (They are most likely too busy cashing their big ol’ Proactiv paychecks to worry about it.)
(Photos: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Twitter)
The word like has to be in a sentence how many times ?????? Teen moms I am looking at you too.
What an incredibly stupid move by Proactive.
Well I feel better about myself, growing up and still only having hormonal breakouts…
I hate when Im at The Golden Globes and Im photographed with all my acne too Kendall. Times are hard.
I’m in no way defending this at all but years ago you could tell she had pretty bad acne… I’m actually surprised they didn’t hop on the proactiv marketing train much sooner..
I agree with you. Not saying she suffers from it, but having acne can be incredibly difficult. And I’m talking about actual acne, not the occasional zit. It messes with your self confidence and since it’s onset is puberty, it can become defining to a young person. I think the marketing was stupid but I do think acne is a big deal to some people, a lot bigger than this article makes it seems
Give me a royal break! Her vocabulary consists of “and like”….she repeated it at least 3 times in that short clip.
Umm… the mistake here is thinking that anyone from the Kardashian/Jenner clan has anything worthwhile to say…ever. They care about vanity and selling sex. That’s it.
That whole family makes me want to puke.
Don’t puke yet they haven’t been picked as sponsors for anti nausea drugs yet! If the Kardashian’s don’t claim
To use it average people certainly can’t!
They have. Kim pushed a pregnancy anti nausea drug, Diclegis.
Nope you’re good. Kim used to push anti-nausea pregnancy meds, Diclegis.