There are reasons a lot of parents don’t let their young children have access to smartphones and the internet too soon.
For kids, it feels like their parents just don’t get it, but a lot of parents understand that the internet is a big, wide world filled with alllll kinds of people. Like, you know, fully grown adults who will come after children who make comments about them. As Kourtney Kardashian’s son Mason is learning, that isn’t too fun.
It started when Mason somehow got ahold of Instagram and decided he was going live to answer questions. People couldn’t resist such instant access to a famous child and started asking him all kinds of things that he probably should have ignored.
But since he’s 10, he didn’t.
After answering a few questions about his aunt Kylie Jenner and her ex-boyfriend (they’re not together, by the way), someone asked Mason about online influencer Jeffree Star. Jeffree dabbles in just about everything: makeup tutorials, music, and modeling. He’s had a successful career for years, which is impressive. It also means that by now, as an adult, he should know better than to engage with a kid.
But instead, after finding out that Mason described Jeffree as “spoiled,” the fully grown 34-year-old decided to launch his own attack back. In a post that he has since deleted, Jeffree wrote: “I had $500 in my bank account six years ago… maybe he’s confused with his own privilege versus mine.”
Which, fair: Mason hasn’t had to work for the life he has. But again, I cannot say it enough: Mason is a child. He’s still learning, and even the children of famous people should have the opportunity to learn from their mistakes without adults responding so publicly. The appropriate thing to do would have been to just ignore the situation for what it was: a kid who snuck internet access and was having fun with his first glimpse of online fame.
Since the feud, Kourtney and her ex Scott have revoked Mason’s access to Instagram. I think it’ll be a hot minute before we see him opening up to any Q&A sessions! Entertainment Tonight explains more in the video:
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