Because Apparently Texting is More Important Than Respect

8/25/2014 12:00 PM PDT, by
It's not like we ever really expected any better from Kylie Jenner, but this is downright offensive: that photo right there is a screenshot from the livestream of last night's Video Music Awards, taken during Common's touching speech on the happenings in Ferguson, Missouri, and Michael Brown's death, and from the moment of silence he requested to honor those things. And, as you can see, Kylie chose to spend that time on her phone instead of paying attention or being respectful. 

Is it honestly so hard to stay off Twitter or Instagram for one damn evening? Was that text or Facebook message so incredibly important that Kylie simply couldn't take a moment to be a courteous, conscientious human being? Yes, she's young, and we all know that those pesky teenagers tend to care more about their phones than important current events, but this is just embarrassing, for both Kylie and for the future of our world.

It's not that difficult, friends ... even if, for some unimaginable reason, you don't care about Ferguson or the deep feelings surrounding those events, the least you could do is pretend. You could spend the moment of silence thinking about your next tweet or the outfit you're planning for tomorrow or whatever vapid nonsense you want, but at least give the impression of caring. It would really go a long way.

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646 days ago

Kylie Jenner and a lot of others need to watch the "Look up video"!

Isaac Newton
646 days ago

With a hot body like hers, she can get away with anything.

646 days ago

Not surprised.

Sam C
646 days ago

No more Kardashians! These silly women, with no discernible talent, are only "famous" because news outlets continue to post photos of their every move. How about going Kardashian free? Please, stop giving these ridiculous, utterly self-absorbed women attention!

646 days ago

Why so shocked? None of them have any use for a dead black guy.

646 days ago

those sluts dont have any respect for any one they never will

645 days ago

She probably believes he was the aggressor and didn't think he was worthy of any respect.

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645 days ago

Yeah, a thug theif who roughed up the innocent store owner and then beat in the face of cop deserves respect. Morons

645 days ago

Quit giving these bimbos the time of day. So conceited. All of them.

645 days ago

They were texting their agents. "Why are we here again? I hope I don't have to give a speech, because I forgot my contacts. Who's Michael Brown?"

645 days ago

All three of the Kartrashion/Jenner posers were texting! Surely Kanye will rap about the disrespect, he demands respect...LOL! Trifling family!

644 days ago

...and yet the camera pans to Kylie Jenner instead of on Common as he is talking about Ferguson...because the world needs to know what the Kardashian/Jenner clan is doing while a speech is going on! To be clear they are not the problem, its obvi it's the media!