Janet Street-Porter says Kylie Jenner is a 'shocking' role model

Rachael Krishna
Janet Street-Porter criticizes Kylie Jenner for being a bad role model.

Loose Women panellist Janet Street-Porter criticised newly crowned billionaire Kylie Jenner for being a bad role model to her young fans.

Speaking on the ITV show Wednesday morning, the 72-year-old said she worries about the message Jenner’s beauty line communicates to young women.

She said,  ‘As a role model I just think she’s shocking to young girls, because what has she brought to the modern world and what will she be remembered by.’

‘A lot of lipstick and big lips, and a lot of containers which may or may not be biodegradable, we’re not sure, what is the impact on the environment.’ 

Street-Porter’s co-panellist Coleen Nolan defended Jenner, saying that her make-up empire shows she has a good business brain.

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Also on Wednesday, Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan attacked Jenner, saying she’s “not even good-looking” and was famous because of sister Kim Kardashian’s sex tape.

“When you say self-made billionaire, I just thought she’d got it because her sister made a sex tape and that is why they all became hugely rich.

“If Kim Kardashian hadn’t made that sex tape that then got leaked – she took ownership of it, made millions, and made a family franchise out of it – none of them would have ever been heard of.

On Tuesday, Forbes announced 21-year-old Jenner as the youngest ever self-made billionaire, surpassing Mark Zuckerberg by two years. The magazine credited her hugely popular cosmetic brand, Kylie Cosmetics, for her success.

However, many like Morgan, have taken issue with the term ‘ self-made’ speculating how much of Jenner’s wealth came from her famous family. Even Dictionary.com tweeted about the controversy, saying, “Haven’t we gone over this? Self-made: Having succeeded in life unaided.”