Kylie Jenner defended herself against accusations she failed to follow proper sanitary protocols while visiting a lab in Milan for her makeup collection.
Jenner, 24, responded specifically to Kevin James Bennett, an Emmy-award winning makeup artist who called out Kylie on Instagram after she posted photos from the lab on Wednesday.
Jenner insisted the photo he posted was not actually taken in a manufacturing facility, and insisted she would ‘never’ bypass sanitary protocols.
‘I would never bypass sanitary protocols’: Kylie Jenner defended herself against allegations she failed to follow proper sanitary protocols while visiting a lab in Milan for her makeup collection
The reality star hit back at Kyle in the comments section of his post, writing: ‘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.
‘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 !!!!’
A back-and-forth ensued between the duo as Kyle accused Jenner of ‘gaslighting’ her followers.
‘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,’ he replied.
‘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. Just take responsibility for your mistake and move on,’ he wrote in a separate comment.
Kylie hit back once again, this time insisting she would have to change her dog Kevin’s name due to the altercation.
‘oh were you there kevin ? ugh now i have to change my dogs name,’ she added.
‘Are you seriously going to lie and then troll me? Wow,’ he posted.
Bennett, an Emmy-winning makeup artist and cosmetic professional, posted a critique of the images she posted on Wednesday
Kylie faced scrutiny on Wednesday after she posted snaps of herself at the lab where her Kylie Cosmetics products are made.
The Los Angeles-born star captioned the clip, ‘In the lab creating new magic for you guys … better than ever,’ tagging the name of her brand into the post.
This led to commenters pointing out Kylie was not wearing a hair cap, gloves, and mask as she checked out the facility with her long hair dangling down.
One user wrote, ‘Wear a hair cap,’ while another asked aren’t you ‘suppose to wear gloves, mask and the hair net thingy???’
Another user said, ‘I just see so many lab rules not being followed,’ while another said, ‘No gloves or a hair net in a lab??? or even a mask???’
Sources told Dailymail.com that Kylie was not on the production floor and was in the accessible lab area where she could play around with colors and ideate concepts.
A number of Instagram commenters were critical of the protocols being followed in the clip
Eventually, the images caught the attention of Bennett, who weighed into the matter.
‘I’m a cosmetic developer and work with cosmetic manufacturers (and their labs) as part of my job,’ Bennett said. ‘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.’
Bennett claimed Jenner was ‘gaslighting her followers into thinking she is creating cosmetics,’ adding he questioned ‘what ignorant manufacturer … 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.’
He wrapped up in saying, ‘Folks, this is not the way we create cosmetics and misrepresents how our industry works. Credible manufacturers follow STRICT sanitation protocols to protect you.’
Dailymail.com has reached out to Jenner’s reps for comment on the criticism.
Called out: Jenner faced criticism after she posted photos of herself at a lab for her cosmetics collection
Mixing things up: Kylie prepared a mixture of powder in the photos she posted Wednesday