Kylie Jenner’s Fans Are Convinced She’s Trying to Scam Them: ‘Oh No Kylie’
Kylie Jenner loves posting to social media, but every once in a while, she comes under fire for an image. The Kylie Cosmetics founder recently posted a questionable photo to her account, claiming a massive prize — and fans are convinced she’s trying to scam her millions of followers.
Kylie Jenner has posted controversial images before
Jenner has been famous since she was a child, but in the past few years, her social media has blown up. On Instagram, she is now one of the most-followed celebrities in the world with more than 200 million people following her every move. But with all of that fame comes plenty of room for error.
Jenner has been called out on Instagram in the past, though it’s been for controversial reasons such as cultural appropriation. The beauty mogul once posted an image of her wearing her hair in braids, which people found offensive, despite Jenner’s claims that the look was inspired by early 2000s Gwen Stefani. Jenner has also come under fire for setting nearly impossible beauty standards for her fans, since her face, breasts, and buttocks have all been surgically altered to create her appearance. Still, plenty of fans love Jenner’s content, though her recent post raised some eyebrows.
Fans are concerned Jenner is trying to scam them
Jenner has occasionally held partnership contests in the past, typically offering some kind of designer collection. But the reality star recently posted a giveaway on her account that now has fans thinking she’s trying to scam them. Jenner posted a photo alongside eight Louis Vuitton bags, claiming that one winner would win all of the designer bags plus $70,000 cash loaded onto a prepaid Visa card. It’s not the first time Jenner has given away handbags, but fans don’t want to fall for it.
“Does anyone actually ever win this,” one user wrote below the image. “Girl this look like a scam,” someone else commented. “Oh no Kylie,” another person commented. “We love a scam,” someone else wrote. Jenner didn’t respond to any of the comments, but in order to enter, fans had to go to Scott Disick’s Instagram and follow every account he was following, then comment on Jenner’s post and tag friends.
The contest details don’t add up
Fans also suggested that the contest’s details didn’t make sense. “Can you even put 70k on a preloaded Visa,” one user questioned — and they raise a good point. According to money and investment site Dough Roller, the maximum limit on a preloaded visa is $20,000. This means that, unless the winner receives multiple Visa cards (the giveaway suggests it’s only one card), there wouldn’t be any way to load so much money onto one piece of plastic.
It’s possible there is a loophole that would allow Jenner to load such an amount onto one card, but it still sounds a bit fishy. The wording of the giveaway doesn’t sound like it was written by Jenner either, furthering fan speculation that it’s some kind of scam.
The contest closes on November 12, and the brand running the giveaway, Curated Businesses, says the winner will be announced on their website by November 20.