People Magazine Calls Kylie Jenner And Tyga’s Relationship Announcement “Sweet”

I’m gonna go out on a limb here to say that this particular relationship announcement is anything but adorable. For starters, this proclamation was done on Instagram, with Tyga writing, “Certain things capture your eye, but only few capture the heart…” Oh how sweet. Girls are things! The more important issue here though is that Kylie is barely 17 and Tyga is a whopping 25 years old. Tyga of course says that “it doesn’t matter what the world thinks” and sure, fine, be that maverick. And yes, technically in certain states, their relationship is perfectly legal — but that doesn’t make it any less icky. That Tyga is being praised by the media for dating someone who would still be in high school, if the Kardashian family did that sort of thing, only normalizes these types of exploitative relationships.

Can older men please stop with this and the media stop praising it when it does happen? It’s just bad for everyone across the board; even if you think you are making this teenager happy, I promise you it’s never good in the long haul (your humble writer speaks from experience). Teen girls have enough shit being thrown at them every day. Let’s give them a break and focus on the predatory old men who somehow think it’s a good idea to go after girls under 18. [People]