Wednesday, February 21, 2024

BUZZFEED's Celebrity Men "Dating" Teenagers: Tyga (25) and Kylie Jenner (17) | Part 1

Hannah Marder posted on BuzzFeed "I'm Sick Of Male Celebs "Dating" Teenagers — So I've Decided We All Need A Reminder Of The Famous Men Who Have Done It: We need to stop giving these guys a pass because they're talented or beloved." (Apr 26, 2023)

Marder wrote that famous age-gap relationships are "an unfortunately common phenomenon of our society". So much so, that "a lot" of famous men have "dated" nymphets (i.e., "literally minors"), which, in Marder's opinion, makes a lot of famous men predators. 

It's an unfortunately common phenomenon of our society that men will often date younger women — especially when it comes to male celebs. A lot of famous male celebs have even "dated" teenagers. I say "dated" because some of these people were literally minors — and frankly, in my opinion, if you're "dating" a teenager in your 30s or even 20s*, you're a predator.

Marder profiled 21 famous age-gap relationship, but she did not share that a number of those relationships were initiated by the teenagers; thus, one could argue that in some of the age-gap affairs, the predators were the nymphets who were too irresistible to their prey (i.e., the famous (weak) men). In addition, in a number of the age-gap affairs were condoned by the parents. 

And before I recap Marder's list, I have a rhetorical question. Did Marder write the post because she really felt that we needed a reminder about famous age-gap relationships or did she use the allure of nymphets in age-gap relationships as clickbait? (Despite her true intentions, unsurprisingly, it appears that the post was well-read, because it earned a fire emoji and got over 400 comments.)

 Tyga and Kylie Jenner

1. There were heavy rumors that Kylie Jenner and Tyga were dating when she was 17 and he was 25. Just days after Tyga denied they were dating, Kanye West, then Jenner's brother-in-law, said, “I think he got in early, I think he was smart. They’re closer in age than a lot of relationships I know." Tyga then seemed to confirm their relationship on Instagram a month later.

Kylie's sister Khloe Kardashian also seemed to confirm they were dating when Complex asked her about the two: "I think at 16, I was probably fucking someone that was in their 20s, for sure. I wouldn’t say I was even dating, probably just sleeping with them. But again, Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old." Tyga also got a tattoo of Kylie's name.

We previously blogged that Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon posted on Us Weekly about "Kylie Jenner’s 17th Birthday Weekend: Party at Tyga’s, Justin Bieber Serenade, Dinner at Nobu" (August 11, 2014) 

Kylie Jenner’s 17th Birthday (Big) Penis Cake

Vokes-Dudgeon reported that 25-year-old Tyga hosted the bash for Kylie, which was attended by the likes of Justin Bieber where Tyga asked Bieber to serenade Kylie, Tyga purchased birthday party hats emblazoned with nymphet's photo, and he ordered a custom made cake for Kylie that was shaped like a (big) erect penis. 

After the festivities, the 17-year-old posted on her Instagram account: 

"Thank u everyone & T for the [large erect penis] cake & JB for singing happy bday to me. I love u guys."

In terms of Tyga and Kylie's eight-year age-gap, in Joe Lynch's Billboard piece "Khloe Kardashian Explains Why It’s Okay 17-Year-Old Kylie Is Dating 25-Year-Old Tyga", Khloe approved, because Kylie isn't a normal teen, and she's a "special case":

"Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old. You’re not gonna say, 'Hey, so what are you doing this weekend?' and have her say, 'Having a slumber party at my girlfriend’s' or 'Going to prom.' That’s not what Kylie does. Kylie is taking business meetings and bought her first house, or she’s going on a private plane with Karl Lagerfeld to take a meeting. That’s not even what people do in their 30s. It’s a rare circumstance, so let’s treat this as a special case.”

However, I did not blog that Khloe shared with Complex that when she was: "[...] 16 she was fucking someone that was in their 20s, for sure."

But, unlike the Kardashians and we can assume Kris Jenner, it appears that Emily Longeretta, a news editor at Hollywood Life agreed with Marder - at least when it came to the penis cake. Longeretta said, "But this cake is literally a penis on a cake! She's 17." 

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