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01st Mar 2024

Not even the Kar-Jenners are immune to the mental impact of online abuse   

Jody Coffey


Influential personalities are subjected to trolling all the time

Online hate is like a virus that not even the most powerful figures are immune to.

Regardless of (or potentially because of) how rich and famous a person is, trolling can take off for minuscule reasons as much as it can for actual wrongdoing.

Online abuse can take shape over matters in a celebrity’s personal and professional life – both past and present – as well as their views on certain topics, and sometimes, for no reason at all.

We may think that the more rich, powerful, famous, and influential a person becomes, the less they care about the opinions of online users.

We’d be wrong.

Kris Jenner recently opened up about the impacts of social media abuse

The Kar-Jenners have a fanbase of epic proportions, with each carving out a space in the entertainment, modelling, beauty, fashion, fitness, or wellness industries.

Collectively, they have garnered 1.2 billion Instagram followers, making them arguably the most famous family on earth.

Even with their billions of followers and years of experience in reality TV, it turns out they are still affected by online ‘bullies’.

Kris Jenner, 68, the family’s matriarch, discussed the impacts that online trolls can take.

“I have a real problem with bullies and people who are mean and critical online,” the Momager told Los Angeles Magazine.

“It’s unfortunate, but there are a lot of people who feel like they need to sound off about somebody else, and it’s cruel. It affects people’s mental health,” she continued.

Kris says she cannot understand the minds of trolls and why they feel the urge to spread hate.

“I cannot imagine in a trillion years, weighing in on somebody publicly and knowing that it would hurt someone’s feelings.

“I don’t know how or where that comes from; most times it’s somebody that’s very unhappy within their own life. It’s a shame that our society has come to this.”

The Kardashians’ star has learned to protect herself and her mind by simply not reading the nasty comments online.