Time magazine recently released a list of 2014’s most influential teens, and we’re all pretty excited about it. It’s really inspirational to see people of such young ages from all over the world making positive differences, especially considering that the most productive thing I’ve done in the past week is un-wedge a wounded fork from my garbage disposal.
However, we found a slight problem with the list. Among some majorly impressive people, including 13-year-old Sports Illustrated cover athlete Mo’ne Davis, 15-year-old chef and business owner Flynn McGarry, and the friggin president’s daughters, we have none other than Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Just when you thought the inexplicable Kardashian hype was winding down, the two sisters, labeled “TV personalities,” are listed along with their incredibly unimportant accomplishments, such as releasing nail polish lines and co-hosting red carpet events. Perhaps the worst part of the whole spectacle was the fact that they were listed before Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani youth activist who recently won the Nobel Peace Prize after getting shot in the head by the fucking Taliban.
Something’s wrong here. I don’t even have enough time or emotional stability to delve into the issues behind Kendall and Kylie making a list that includes some of the greatest actors, business models, activists, and singers of our generation. Instead, I present you with my own list of 19 people who are better fit for Time’s most influential teen list than Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
[via The Huffington Post]
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