In light of a recent image that has been circulating the internet, Kendall Jenner has taken to Twitter to defend her innocence. Speaking out against claims that she photoshopped and posted the photo in a bid to superficially support the Black Lives Matter movement, the model has confirmed that she in fact had nothing to do with the image at all.
Outrage sparked late last week when an image showing the model standing in front of a black sports car with an obviously photoshopped ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign above her head surfaced online. Fans and critics were quick to point out the discrepancy between Jenner’s stance and her un-edited shadow, concluding that the 24-year old had been dishonest. All of this comes after the flames of Jenner’s 2017 Pepsi advert– also based on a protest-oriented controversy, had just about died down.
this is photoshopped by someone. i DID NOT post this. https://t.co/nQ7uNnGB20
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) June 6, 2020
In a tweet uploaded to her Twitter, the Jenner says, “I DID NOT post this [image],” while confirming it had been edited by someone else. Fans also came to the reality star’s defense after uncovering the original photo which clearly does not include the sign. “I hate that she’s getting slammed for something she didn’t do!!” tweeted Monica Jones (@monmon_jones on Twitter).
I hate that she’s getting slammed for something she didn’t do!! It’s an edit pic.twitter.com/cT5gdgaTLC
— monica jones (@monmon_jones) June 6, 2020
While it is unclear as to whether or not Kendall has attended any protests thus far, she has shown solidarity and support for the movement by taking to Instagram to share her thoughts and reflections. In a post featuring multiple photos relating to civil rights and black liberation, Jenner says, “to everyone reading this and to myself: keep researching, reading, and educating yourself on how we can become better allies.”
“I will never personally understand the fear and pain that the black community go through on a daily basis,” she continues, “but I know that nobody should have to live in constant fear.” Vowing to have “uncomfortable conversations” with both herself and others, the model ends by saying “we must also make sure we are ready to vote when the time comes to elect the right people into office. The one truth that will always ring loudest is that BLACK LIVES MATTER.❤️ rest peacefully George Floyd and all victims of this horrible injustice.”