Fans have accused Kylie Jenner of “normalizing animal cruelty” after she wore a dress with a life-sized artificial lion head affixed to it during Paris Fashion Week.
The reality star wore the contentious ensemble to Schiaparelli’s Haute Couture presentation on Monday, January 23rd and viewers were quick to label the look “disgusting” and “sick” due to the lion head.
Kylie described the lion head as a “faux artwork produced by hand using synthetic materials” in an Instagram picture, but that didn’t stop social media from labeling it offensive.
“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. thank you @danielroseberry and @schiaparelli for such a special morning,” wrote Kylie, “wow i loved wearing this faux art creation constructed by hand using manmade materials. beautiful beautiful”.
“Glorifying animal hunting is not the one”, one user commented underneath Kylie’s post. Another social media user commented “So sad to see celebrities in such platform normalise animal cruelty.”
One social user wrote, “The world today has only 20,000 lions”, adding that her outfit is a “grave insensitivity towards a critical animal.”
Another user wrote, “This is literally promoting more hunting of animals,” with one user questioning, “Are you okay? You are literally promoting animal hunting. Clearly famous doesn’t mean smart or conscious. Does it?”
Kylie reaffirmed her support for the look in the caption, writing “beautiful beautiful” beside a love heart emoji.