Kylie Jenner tackles disturbing ‘lip challenge’ (graphic content)

Kylie Jenner features to the left next to one of many bad lip challenge results. Photo by Cleo Stiller

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Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kylie Jenner has responded to a social media trend challenging people to emulate her full-lip look.

The challenge involves people placing their mouth on the opening of a bottle or shot glass, and sucking the air out until their lips are swollen.

Seventeen-year-old Jenner is known for her fuller pout, and is the sister of Kim Kardashian.

The lip challenge has been met with criticism on social media.

“Stop with that Kylie Jenner challenge it’s so gross,” one wrote on Twitter.

“I hate our generation. It’s so dumb. Like you guys are really sticking your lips in small cups,” another wrote.

“Do people not realise they’re bursting blood vessels?” questioned another.

People that have participated in the challenge have sustained injuries, including bruising and swelling.

Jenner responded to the disturbing trend on Twitter, saying she doesn’t want girls to copy her look, but to be themselves.

Some people who participated in the challenge tweeted the results on Twitter.

The following tweet shows the extent of some of the injuries.

Doctors warn that the quest for pouty lips is a dangerous trend with potentially permanent consequences.

Dr. Sherry Ingraham with Advanced Dermatology told KPRC Channel 2, “I feel for them because I know they’re trying to achieve that look, that enhanced fuller poutier look. But it’s concerning to me as a health care provider and as a parent.”

Ingraham said: “In the short term, you’re going to have some swelling. In the long term, if you burst a blood vessel when trying to make your lips bigger, that can cause an indentation and scarring in the lips that’s permanent and can be very disfiguring.”

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