Twitter has been dragging Kylie Jenner for neglecting to tag the designer of a dress she wore on Instagram. The dress was made by a Black-owned brand in the UK. Kylie has since responded to the drama.
The dress, by LoudBrand Studios, still sold out in a day without being tagged, according to InStyle. The brand tweeted their appreciation for Kylie and her stylist Jill Jacobs. Kylie has since tagged the brand in her post.
Fans Call Out Kylie Jenner For Not Tagging Black-Owned Brand
It all started on Monday when Kylie shared photos of herself wearing the dress on Instagram. A Twitter user later accused Kylie of “refusing to tag the designer of the dress,” pointing out that it’s from a Black-owned brand. The user also claimed that Kylie was “limiting her comments” on the post and deleting comments mentioning the brand.
Twitter users seemed split on the issue. Some slammed Kylie for not giving a shout-out to a Black-owned business. Others pointed out that if Kylie paid for the dress herself, she’s not obligated to tag the brand who made it.
Others mentioned how happy the brand is that Kylie wore the dress, which sold out without Kylie even mentioning their name. LoudBrand wrote that Kylie’s post “has really changed things for us.”
Kylie Responds To The Controversy
Kylie Jenner has since responded to the original tweet calling her out. She retweeted it and added a comment calling it “a reach.” Kylie went on to ask why she would “REFUSE to tag a brand and block comments.”
She said that was “completely false,” calling LoudBrand Studios “amazing” and saying she wanted to support them. She added their Twitter account and encouraged everyone to check them out.
Kylie also added the tag on Instagram, and reposted one of the photos to her Instagram story encouraging followers to check out the brand. One user claimed that fans had “cyber bullied” Kylie into giving free promotion to the brand.
What do you think? Should Kylie have tagged the brand from the beginning, or are people overreacting? Does it make a difference that the brand was apparently happy with Kylie’s post as it was? Let us know what you think in the comments.