Kylie Jenner Accused of 'Cashing In' on the Pandemic With Her Hand Sanitizer
07 January 2021
Kylie Jenner is currently facing criticism for "cashing in" on the pandemic with her Kylie Skin hand sanitizer.
On Tuesday, the star announced the arrival of her new $7 sanitizer, which she explained contained 80% alcohol, was "fast-drying," and "formulated with glycerin to prevent dryness." And while a number offans were excited about the launch, it also didn't take long for others to start accusing Jenner of marking up the price and exploiting the COVID-19 crisis for her own personal monetary gain.
my @kylieskin hand sanitizer is here!! https://t.co/DbSy7Ahhza 🤍 80% alcohol, fast drying, and formulated with glycerin to prevent dryness! ✨ pic.twitter.com/TVTNPdRh6F— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) January 5, 2021
"Wow making a buck off COVID. Low," as one person wrote, while another said, "Cashing in on a pandemic that has cost millions of lives. Shame on you all."
"Kylie Jenner said a billion dollars is not enough lmao let me keep capitalizing off of poor people in the middle of a pandemic," a third critic added. "Like if u actually wanna help make it free or rot."
Wow making a buck off covid. Low— sabrina (@sabrina68iou1) January 1, 2021
Cashing in on a pandemic that has cost millions of lives. Shame on you all.— louise willett (@louisewillett) December 31, 2020
kylie jenner said a billion dollars is not enough lmao let me keep capitalizing off of poor people in the middle of a pandemic— lee (@aleeyahmarie) December 31, 2020
like if u actually wanna help make it free or rot https://t.co/lYXQ1QL80g
However, some defended Jenner by arguing that many companies have also released their own masks and hand sanitizers. Not only that, but others went on to point out that she previously donated $1 million and over 6,000 pounds of hand sanitizer to Southern California hospitals during the initial shortage in April.
Before she started selling the hand sanitizer she made it at the beginning of the pandemic and donated tons of it. Now people are giving her a hard time? People should get their facts straight first— Samantha deFrancesco (@SammyD71) January 6, 2021
Hope you’re having the same energy for all the corporations who didn’t make masks and hand sanitizers that now are.— Jessica (@_J3551C4) January 6, 2021
Jenner has yet to address the backlash.
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