Why we're worried about the Jenner sisters

Ever since Keeping up With the Kardashians first aired in 2007, it feels like we haven't gone a single day without hearing about at least one member of this family. The youngest of the sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, have been in the spotlight for most of their lives and seem to have made a decent home under those bright lights. However, their fame hasn't come without its issues, and some of that drama has us really raising our eyebrows. Here's why we're worried about the Jenner sisters.

Kylie feels like she can't be herself

Between the family's reality show and Kylie's multiple active social media accounts (not to mention the paparazzi following her every move), you'd think there wouldn't be much the young star could hide. Turns out that couldn't be further from the truth: 

"People think that since we have a reality-TV show and I show so much of my life that they know who I am," she told Allure in 2016, but she insists that her millions of followers don't see the whole picture. "There is absolutely a side of me that people don't know," she told Interview magazine. "I'm way flashier on Instagram and Snapchat, because I feel like that's what people want to see and that's what I've always done, so I'm not going to stop." 

It's unfortunate Kylie seems to feel that her fame and image is more important than being her true self.

Kylie suffers from anxiety

Being a celebrity may sound like fun for those who've never dealt with it, but living life in the public eye isn't always so glamorous. In 2015, Kylie started an anti-bullying campaign, revealing in an Instagram post that she suffered from anxiety due to the incessant negativity she confronts as a celeb. She told Interview magazine that she has "the worst anxiety" in the mornings because she'd "think that there's a bad story" about her on the internet. The saddest part? In her Instagram message, she wrote that she feels like she has "lost" part of herself. 

Kendall has anxiety too

Kylie isn't the only Jenner struggling with anxiety. Kendall revealed that her anxiety has gotten so bad that she even suffers from sleep paralysis. In an episode of Keeping up With the Kardashians, she spoke with her mom, Kris Jenner, about her trouble sleeping. "It almost feels like my heart stops," she says. 

She also told Harper's Bazaar in 2017 that while she's had anxiety her "entire life," it's worse than ever. "I wake up in the middle of the night freaking out," she said "Full panic attacks. They wake me up from my sleep, and I need to stand up and I pace and I'm freaking out and crying."

Kylie doesn't want to be famous anymore

Keeping up with the Kardashians began filming when Kylie was only 9 years old—and it appears she's had enough. "It's not that I don't want to do it… Yeah, actually I kind of just don't want to do it anymore," she said in an interview with Wonderland magazine. "I want to be a businesswoman and be behind-the-scenes. Kylie Jenner needs to retire." 

But the cameras are still rolling, and she even launched her own spin-off reality show called Life of Kylie. She told Allure that she doesn't expect the stardom to last forever. "There's gonna be a time where I feel comfortable, I'm at a good place in my life, and I just stop." 

Given the headline-making status of Kylie and her entire family, whether or not that's actually possible is up for debate.

Kylie got pregnant with a guy she just started dating

In September 2017, TMZ reported that Kylie was expecting a child with her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott. Though the star has yet to confirm (or deny) the news at the time of this writing, sources close to her have been feeding information to the press. According to TMZ, the couple got together in April 2017 and conceived about a month later. A source told Hollywood Life that Kylie's dad, Caitlyn Jenner, "was really shocked and disappointed" upon hearing about the pregnancy. 

Though she certainly has enough money and family members to support her, pregnancy and parenting are never truly easy—especially at such a young age.

Kylie had cosmetic surgery as a teen

While she was able to fly under the radar in the early days of Keeping up With the Kardashians, Kylie got her first sour taste of celebrity life in 2014 when she debuted a noticeably bigger pout and rumors about lip injections ensued. Though she denied it at first, a 17-year-old Kylie eventually copped to getting lip fillers in an episode of the reality show.

Has Kylie had more work done?

Kylie's body has undoubtedly transformed over time. Of course, we first met her when she was just a kid, so it's possible that her much-talked-about curves are merely a product of puberty. However, even plastic surgeons suspect she's had some professional help along the way. In an interview with Bikini.com, dermatologist Dr. Tabasum Mir speculated that Kylie has had "fillers, botox, and peels" as well as work done on her hips and her butt.

Kylie denies that she's had anything done other than her lips. She addressed some rumors in a 2016 YouTube video, specifically denying surgery on her cheeks and jaw. She also denied getting butt implants, saying her full figure is all thanks to gaining weight and knowing "her angles." She's denied getting breast implants, too. 

If the rumors are true, it's troubling to think that a woman that young (She celebrated her 20th birthday in 2017) would feel the need to significantly surgically alter her body in order to feel beautiful.

Did Kendall get cosmetic surgery?

When it comes to the Kardashian-Jenner brood, supermodel Kendall is probably the least controversial of them all, but in 2016, she briefly deleted her Instagram, only to appear in a photo on Kylie's Instagram with what looked like a noticeably fuller pout. 

While she told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that her disappearing act was merely a social media "detox," fans were suspicious: "Kendall deletes Instagram for a few days because it's "consuming her life" and she comes back with Kylie lips," one Twitter user quipped. Kylie quickly took the blame for Kendall's look, claiming she did Kendall's makeup—including her signature "over-lined" lip look.

Kendall later addressed the plastic surgery rumors via her website: "When I deleted my Instagram back in November, people were saying, 'Kendall deleted her account to have full facial reconstruction!'… I didn't even address it at the time. Because if I address it, people are going to be like 'Oh, so she's defending herself—she must be guilty.'"

Their clothing line has been accused of cultural appropriation

Kendall and Kylie have made the most of their superstardom by launching various successful business ventures, including a clothing line, but their entrepreneurship has attracted its fair share of controversy.

In June 2017, the sisters produced shirts with their faces emblazoned over images of iconic rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.—both of whom were shot and killed in 1996 and 1997, respectively. Their murders remain unsolved. The Jenners' designs caught the attention of Biggie's mom, Voletta Wallace, who posted a photo on Instagram criticizing the shirts. "I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this," Wallace wrote. "The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me. I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt." 

The sisters issued an apology via Twitter, writing, "We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in any way. The tee shirts have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed."

Just a couple of months later, the sisters' clothing line attracted controversy again over an outfit many believed appropriated Latinx culture. Though their clothing line deleted the image, Twitter user Ashley Sherengo captured a screenshot and told Refinery29, "Aside from being unoriginal, it's definitely irritating to see these girls making money off a culture they know absolutely nothing about. When we—Latinas and Xicanas—dress in flannels and big pants, we get profiled and frowned upon. But when they do it, it's 'fashion.'"

Kylie has been accused of blackface

It's not just their clothing line that's been accused of cultural appropriation. Kylie herself is no stranger to backlash about her looks, beginning with her surgically enhanced lips, which have helped her turn a profit courtesy of her famous line of lip kits. As writer Derrick Clifton said in a piece for Mic, "It seems when black women have features associated with black people, they are called 'less beautiful' or ignored, while white people embodying these same features often receive kudos for pioneering trends."

It doesn't stop there. In April 2015, Kylie shared a series of photos that depicted her with considerably darker skin and glitter. According to Jezebel, Kylie captioned a now-deleted post: "What I wish I looked like all the time," which promptly set off many Instagram users. She later captioned one of the photos: "This is a black light and neon lights people lets all calm down."

Kylie even attracted criticism from actress Amandla Stenberg, who called the reality star out for another one of her Instagram looks. In July 2015, Kylie shared a photo of her wearing cornrows with the caption: "I woke up like disss." Stenberg left a comment on the post, saying, "when u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards your wigs instead of police brutality or racism."

Kendall's Pepsi commercial was deemed insensitive

While Kendall has managed to stay away from negative press for most of her career, in April 2017, she found herself at the center of an enormous controversy after starring in a Pepsi commercial that depicted her handing a can of cola to a police officer during a protest. Pepsi pulled the commercial after many argued that it trivialized the Black Lives Matter movement.

What made people even more upset, though, was that Kendall never apologized for her involvement in the ad—instead, Pepsi issued an apology to her. "Clearly, we missed the mark and apologize," the company said in statement (via The Washington Post). "We are pulling the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position." 

In an interview with talk show host Andy Cohen, Kim Kardashian said her sister, Kendall, "totally understood at the end of the day and she felt really awful for it and she just wants to move on from it."

Kendall finally addressed the controversy in the Season 14 premiere of Keeping up With the Kardashians. "After I saw the reaction and I read what people had to say about it I definitely saw what went wrong," she said. She admitted that she felt "f***ing stupid" and said she never meant to offend anyone.