Quarantine is hectic, but one positive is that people, including celebrities, are allowing themselves to be more natural. So much so, in fact, that you won't even recognise Kylie Jenner.
There have been plenty of memes and TikTok videos doing the rounds, making some light-hearted fun of those of us in quarantine. One of the most popular categories is about our appearance... or the absence of dedication to it!
Celebrities are not immune during quarantine either, with many admitting to living in sweatpants and feeding themselves too much. The most influential talk of the town at the moment though is Kylie Jenner, who is almost unrecognisable in her lockdown gear.
Kylie was spotted out shopping recently and was photographed barefoot, in her pyjamas – with no makeup – and she looked happy! Yes, Jenner wasn't all glammed-up in a designer outfit with hair extensions and spray tan, but it just shows those who love her that a real person is hiding behind the facade. Heck, she was even carrying a bag of kettle fried crisps!
Twitter immediately went crazy, obviously. A lot of people had jokes:
The way that Quarantine has turned Kylie Jenner back into a white girl pic.twitter.com/FQjlTEY95F— B. Velvet (@BeyonceLeague) April 20, 2020
That’s her- pic.twitter.com/MbuA0rATCI— 𝕗𝕒𝕟 𝕡𝕒𝕘𝕖 ♡ (@sailormoonxi) April 21, 2020
She looks like Dustin from Stranger Things in the first pic pic.twitter.com/27cBwU9bu1— ʀᴏᴏᴅᴋɪᴅ (@BurritoBones) April 21, 2020
Others were kind:
She looks so cute lol— ✨ Δslı (@AsliYonce) April 21, 2020
she looks normal. love that— 𝐯̆̈ (@moonIightbabe) April 21, 2020
But others were critical, accusing her of 'blackfishing'. For those who don't know what blackfishing is; basically, it is someone who uses artificial tanning products to appear black. Something that the Kardashian-Jenner crew have been accused of numerous times:
yes it's because she's the blackfishing queen ☺️☺️☺️👑👑👑— Amel from the darkest timeline (@ameldelastreet) April 21, 2020
Some people even admitted that they didn't know she was white in the first place:
The fact that some people now realize that she is white... pic.twitter.com/UuhDEIfZFO— MessA (@MessA228) April 21, 2020
Whether you're a fan of Kylie Jenner or not, the fact that she is willing to leave her glamourous look at the door, and show the world the real her, will surely have a positive impact on her young and easily-influenced followers. Yes, it always feels good to get dressed up, but it should not dictate your lifestyle. Sometimes barefoot in pyjamas is good enough!