The prophet we need but not one we deserve
By Carlos Bilan, Staff Writer
On January 20, Kylie Jenner uploaded a video to her official YouTube channel called “Kylie Up Close: My 2016 Resolutions.”
Seated on a leather cushion by the fireplace, sipping a cup of hot cocoa and looking cosy in her grey sweater, Kylie greeted the camera: “Hey guys! I just wanted to answer a few questions from you guys about 2016. Like, I feel like every year has a new energy. And I feel like this year is really about, like… the year of realizing stuff. Everyone all around me, we’re all just realising things.”
The clip eventually circulated around social media, and Kylie Jenner became a laughing stock. The Mirror titled their article “Kylie Jenner is mocked for cringe-worthy video revealing her New Year’s resolutions.” Many members of the public seemed to agree, and made their own comments along the same lines in social media posts.
Fast forward, and we are now approaching the end of 2016. We can definitely say that so much has happened. The video surfaced again and people in social media are now swallowing the bitter pill. People are denouncing their earlier remarks and admitting that Kylie Jenner may have been right.
A text post from Tumblr made by Nosi read in all capital letters, “KYLIE WARNED US AND WE ALL LAUGHED AT HER.” Fabian commented on the post saying, “How many more things do we have to realise before we’ve had enough.” Tammy said, “Kylie Jenner wasn’t fucking around when she said 2016 was the year of realization… We realized the world is ending.” It’s true. Great Britain exited the European Union, Harambe died, Trump became president, and other unthinkable events actually became reality. Wake up and smell the coffee! This is the reality we live in. It took us an entire year to see a series of “what the fuck just happened” to realize this.
People on twitter have been tweeting at Kylie things like “Sorry for making fun of you. you were right and we should have listened to you” and “I’ve realised so many things this year. Kylie was right.” It is unknown if Kylie has seen the tweets, but we can be sure that she has been doing her daily rituals to enhance her clairvoyance. After all, there was a small mistake in her prophecy. She ended the video saying: “2016, looking good.” And clearly that does not seem to be the case. However, we really can’t crucify her for that, because even great people make mistakes. She is only giving us the probability of what is likely to happen. Just look at what the polls said before the American presidential election.
So what does this mean about 2017? People have now been making guesses on what next year has in store for the world. Maybe it will be the year of facing these realizations. Now that we have realized so many things this year, the only logical explanation is to take action for these things we have realized. We will have to wait to see what Prophet Kylie Jenner says.