The young style icons like the Jenner sisters today have millions of followers across the globe watching their move. In such a scenario, questions are bound to be raised if youth icons sport a style that sends a message. Kendall and Kylie Jenner, aged 16 and 14 respectively, were recently spotted wearing gun shaped rings. They sported this piece of jewelry while attending the KIIS FM's Wango Tango event in Carson City, California. Their decision to wear such a piece that supposedly sends across a pro-violence message has raised some eyebrows.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner are related to the Kardashian sisters Kim and Kourtney. The Kardashian siblings are their half-sisters through their mother. The Jenner sisters have become popular in recent times, especially thanks to the very popular reality show- Keeping up with the Kardashians. The Jenner sisters are models, socialites and their numerous reality show appearances have only helped in escalating their popularity further.
At this particular red-carpet occasion, Kendall sported a black shorts and jacket paired with red shoes while Kylie wore black shorts but paired it with a neutral shirt and a pink necklace. Both looked stunning but their gun shaped rings stole the show and received the maximum attention. Kendall wore a black gun shaped ring while Kylie wore the same one in gold color. Both posed proudly in front of the shutterbugs and clicked many pictures. The rings, being really large were hard to miss and were extremely eye-catching. Each ring has to be slipped into two fingers.
The Jenner sisters are youth icons and have a considerable influence over their fans and followers in the young age bracket. Some parents were offended by their decision to wear such a jewelry which is associated with violence. It is not uncommon for young kids to try and follow their icon's style blindly. Experts are of the opinion that proximity to images or objects of violence can influence a child's character and make him or her more aggressive. But one can question the foundation of such a claim. Some also wonder whether the jewelry alone can make a child aggressive, after all with the Internet and the television media, children are exposed to all kinds of violent images all the time.
Probably the decision of Kendall and Kylie Jenner to wear a gun shaped ring was not a very responsible one. However, one should refrain from stretching the matter to form far fetched conclusions. The Jenner sisters are teenagers themselves and will probably pay heed to the media attention and be careful next time. They should know that popularity and fame comes with its own share of responsibility and being a youth icon is not only about glitz, glamor and fun, it is also about setting the right example.
Stylists and fashion enthusiasts will undoubtedly try to defend the Jenner sisters against the moral questions. This can only spark a larger and more significant debate regarding fashion and how it is censored. "Do celebrities have to shoulder the moral responsibility?" and other such questions will remain.