After a “photoshopped” photo of Kendall Jenner circulated around the internet, Kendall quickly shut down the claims of posting the picture in the first place.
Like many other celebrities who showed their support in the Black Lives Matter movement, many people believed Jenner, 24, also attended a protest when a photo of the model dawning a black face mask and holding a sign that read “BLACK LIVES MATTER” began circulating.
Fans then quickly realized that the shadow behind Jenner where the sign should be was missing and they quickly jumped on her for Photoshopping the picture.
But Jenner was quick to explain how the original photo of her was edited to make it look like she was at a protest.
On Twitter, the star posted: “this is photoshopped by someone. i DID NOT post this.”
And while Jenner has yet to be seen at a Black Lives Matter march, the supermodel vowed to educate herself about racism so she can become a better ally.
“I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these past few days and my heart has been so heavy. I’m angry and hurt just like so many. I will never personally understand the fear and pain that the black community go through on a daily basis, but i know that nobody should have to live in constant fear,” Kendall shared.
“I acknowledge my white privilege and promise I will continue to educate myself on how I can help. raging on platforms can not be all that we do in order to repair the system, we need to take real action, off of social media,”
Jenner went on, “…this is a time to have those uncomfortable conversations with people and mainly with ourselves. we must also make sure we are ready to vote when the time comes to elect the right people into office.”
She then ended the post by saying: “the one truth that will always ring loudest is that BLACK LIVES MATTER. ❤️ rest peacefully George Floyd and all victims of this horrible injustice.”
After the update, many began to resurface Kendall’s controversial 2017 Pepsi ad where she played a demonstrator who hands a can of Pepsi to a police officer to alleviate the tension at a protest. The ad was quickly pulled after an overwhelming amount of backlash and accusations of appropriating civil rights and protest movements to sell soda.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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