A 25-Year-Old Having Sex With A Teen Is Rape, Even If They're Famous

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Statutory rape still applies to famous people. (Cough: Tyga & Kylie Jenner.) No exceptions.

So, here's the thing: Statutory rape is still a crime and it's not up for debate. We all understand why the law exists and we all pretty much agree that it's a good law. Adults shouldn't be having sex with teenagers.

Take, for example, Kylie Jenner and Tyga. She's currently 17, he's 25. He's also a dad. There's an 8-year age gap between them, and those are a pretty important 8 years.

They've been dating since she was 16, and they knew each other before that. Yes, you should be creeped out by Tyga dating Kylie Jenner.

Kylie's older half-sister, Khloe, spoke out in defense of the relationship. Her defense is that Kylie isn't a normal 17-year-old, so this is a special case. People like Khloe are the reason why statutory rape laws exist.

Everyone always says that they're a special case; they never are. Khloe's reasoning is that Kylie just bought a house, is taking private meetings on private jets, and is basically living a celebrity lifestyle. For these reasons, Khloe doesn't see anything wrong with a 17-year-old dating a 25-year-old.

First of all, Tyga is the wrong that's wrong. He's clearly a predator, and he's doing what predators do. It's not unusual for a teenager to be attracted to somebody in their 20s. There's nothing "special" about that.

It's still not OK for Tyga to take advantage of a young girl, especially one with so much to lose. There are a lot of reasons other than love that might make Kylie appealing to Tyga.

Khloe also says that when she was 16, she was hanging out with older guys. Once again, that doesn't excuse the adult men who are breaking the law. That's not a good reason to sit by and let it happen.

Also, maybe it's not so great that Kylie is doing all those other adult things. There's a reason why the vast majority of child stars grow up to be disasters.

Yes, right now it looks like Kylie is going to be set for life. There's also countless other former celebrities we said that about who are currently broke.

She's not an entrepreneur; she's a kid who was handed fame and fortune at a very young age.

I'm not saying that she doesn't work hard, but she didn't earn anything. If she wasn't related to the Kardashians, she wouldn't be where she is now. She's just an incredibly lucky person. I don't hold it against her for taking advantage of that luck, but let's not pretend she's an extraordinary person.

Regardless of the circumstances, she's a teenager and he's an adult. And that counts as rape.

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