Kylie Jenner got into an argument with cosmetic developer Kevin James Bennett over questionable lab pictures that the socialite shared on her Instagram page.
Bennett took to his IG to share Jenner’s pictures and call her out for not wearing protective equipment such as gloves while handling the product.
Jenner was apparently at a manufacturing lab in Milan, Italy, although she told Bennett she was at a “small personal space” where she creates “fun samples” and takes pictures for content.
“In the lab creating new magic for you guys better than ever,” Jenner captioned the post.
She also trolled Bennett for having the same name as her dog, saying she would now have to find something new to call him.
Kylie Jenner gets into online fight
“I know the Kardashian/Jenner stans are going to come for my throat because I’m calling out their cosmetic queen…but WTF Kylie Jenner,” Bennett wrote. “I’m a cosmetic developer and work with cosmetic manufacturers (and their labs) as part of my job. I have very short hair, and I’ve NEVER been allowed into the lab or onto the manufacturing floor without a hair net, shoe covers, mask…and disposable GLOVES.
“Kylie is gaslighting her followers into thinking she is creating cosmetics. And I’d like to know what ignorant manufacturer (in Italy) let her stage this photo-op in their lab and on the manufacturing floor – without following proper sanitation protocols. I need the name because I want to make sure my clients NEVER work with them. Folks, this is not the way we create cosmetics and misrepresents how our industry works. Credible manufacturers follow STRICT sanitation protocols to protect you.”
Jenner commented on Bennett’s post to shame him for “spreading false information.”
“Kevin – this picture is not taken in a manufacturing facility. I would never bypass sanitary protocols and neither would any other celeb or beauty brand owner. that’s completely unacceptable I agree,” Jenner wrote. “This is a small personal space creating my own fun samples and taking pictures for content nowhere near the mass manufacturing.
“No one is putting customers at risk ! shame on you kevin for spreading false information!!!”
The back-and-forth between Jenner and Bennett did not stop there, with the latter telling the former to stop lying to her followers.
“Shame on me? NO, shame on you or whoever takes care of your social media for trying to gaslight everyone into thinking I’m the one to blame,” Bennett wrote. “So you were standing on a platform, looking into an expensive homogenizing kettle that had processed at least 50 liters of a complexion product (the product still covering the mixing paddles) without PPE or your hair tied back, wearing a @weareregi lab coat?
“But this is not a cosmetics manufacturing facility? It’s a personal space? Wow, there’s some serious gaslighting going on here.”
Jenner clapped back but not before Bennett kept pressing her to stop gaslighting her audience.
“Are you a cosmetic developer? Do you know how strict sanitation protocols are in responsible labs? I do. So if you don’t want your feelings hurt, don’t break rules that protect people’s safety because you want a photo-op and your privilege gives you leverage,” Bennett said. “And don’t lie about it when you get called out. Just take responsibility for your mistake and move on.”
Jenner then resorted to trolling Bennett, saying he has the same name [Kevin] as her dog.
Jenner launched Kylie Cosmetics in 2015 and had 100 per cent ownership until she sold a majority stake to Coty in 2019.