Kylie Jenner angered fans on Twitter Thursday after posting a photo of her hiding her face, presumably from paparazzi, while walking outside. The caption read, “Don’t shoot.” The 17-year-old reality star was immediately slammed over the questionable caption.
"Don't shoot" became the rallying cry for protestors in Missouri last month after the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. A few weeks later at the 2014 MTV VMAs, Kylie and sisters Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian were criticized after being caught on MTV’s cameras using their cellphones during a moment of silence in honor of the slain teenager.
— Wearemikebrown (@KatHeartwell) September 18, 2014
— Miikarra Beaudoin (@MiikarraB) September 18, 2014
I wanted to give Kylie Jenner the benefit of the doubt for that "Don't Shoot" pic as if she wasn't that smart/aware of Mike Brown/Ferguson
— Λ $ Λ P Λ L Ǝ X ♎️ (@gregariousali) September 18, 2014
Kylie has no clue about the correlation. She was texting during the moment of silence on MTV. Has NO CLUE who Mike Brown is fam.
— Young Bowel Movement (@SjonesiProduce) September 18, 2014
Is Kylie Jenner equating the paparazzi talking pics of her and her family that volunteered to be on a reality show to Mike Brown?
— Imani Goodwin (@imani_goodwin) September 18, 2014
â€” E. (@neilanamai) September 18, 2014
Brown was shot by Wilson, 28, on Aug. 9 after he allegedly put his hands up during an altercation with Wilson on a street in Ferguson, according to witnesses. Police said they had cause to shoot Brown, but the details of what happened in the moments before the shooting have been slow to emerge. Protestors, in response to the incident, used a hands-up gesture defiantly during demonstrations, often chanting, "Hands up! Don't shoot" to officers.
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