The story caused backlash online due to the fact that the Kardashian/Jenner families enjoyed success before Kylie‘s rise as a business mogul.
“I really didn’t get it, because she is ‘self-made’ — we are all ‘self-made.’ What, because we came from a family that has had success? To me, that doesn’t really make sense… I know so many people like that [who] haven’t turned out to be as successful as Kylie. If anything, I’ve seen the complete opposite,” Kim told Refinery29.
She also praised Kylie for “[taking] an insecurity of hers and [figuring] out how to make a really successful business off of it,” referring to Kylie‘s lips. Kylie admitted to getting lip injections back in 2015.
Kim continued in her interview, “Me, Kylie, not one [of the siblings] has ever depended on our parents for anything besides advice,” she says. “That’s how I lived my life with my dad [Robert Kardashian]. He never gave me anything. We might have the opportunity, but I’ve seen it go the complete opposite way. Nobody works harder than my sisters and my mom.”