No, Kylie Jenner, you are not chunky

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Kylie Jenner, the 19-year-old social media maven who loves to appropriate black culture more than just about anyone (save for maybe her sisters), just wanted to shut down some of the rumors surrounding her fabulous life. 

In a new video on her website, she takes the time to address pressing topics like: Kylie, did you ever get cheek implants? (No.) Kylie, do you fight with your sisters over who's the hottest? (No.) Kylie, did you get ass implants?

And to that question, she issues a resounding, "No ass implants. No ass implants." 

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But then, she goes onto say why people might be thinking she had. It's because, in her words, she's chunky. 

"You know, I used to be 120" pounds, she elaborates. "I was really skinny. Now I'm pushing like 136. But it's alright, I like the chunkiness."

Kylie Jenner
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Kylie Jenner
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Though we're not here to police a woman and tell her to not call herself "chunky," Jenner's claim that she's "chunky" is just, well, wrong. Just like she was incorrect about "starting wigs," she is incorrect in calling herself chunky.

See, by calling herself chunky, she is telling her legion of very young fans that if you're 136 and curvy in just the right places, then you are chunky. Jenner is saying If you look like this ... 

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... then you are chunky. 

Kylie Jenner calling herself chunky would be like Gwyneth Paltrow saying, "I'm curvy," or Emma Stone being like, "I'm thick." 

For her fans or any onlookers to this video, if they think Jenner is chunky, then they're probably thinking, "then what am I?" 

Rather than owning  her body type, Jenner is promoting this false idea that women like her are "chunky," which is a word usually associated with a person who appears to be much heavier. It's a statement that's doomed to make many of her fans wildly insecure about their own bodies, which is something that 19-year-old Jenner herself should be fighting against too. 

So, Jenner, though you're a woman with many talents, including a social media genius and a woman at the helm of her own makeup empire, leave the body talk to women like Danielle Brooks or Ashley Graham, who own their shape and aren't trying to label themselves as something they aren't. 

Do us a favor and never call yourself "chunky" again. 

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Rachel Lubitz

Rachel is a senior Style writer at Mic. She previously worked for The Washington Post's Style section for more than three years. Feel free to contact her at rachel@mic.com.

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