A photo of Kendall Jenner was making the rounds on social media last week. A screenshot from the Facebook page 20K began circulating on social media, showing Kendall Jenner standing in front of a black sports car while holding a Black Lives Matter sign above her head. The photo looked like it was posted on Kendall’s Facebook account.
Fans were quick to notice that the photo was clearly photoshopped as the sign’s shadow is not visible in the background, suggesting that the 24-year-old edited it herself as protests continue around the world in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
— Andru Edwards (@AndruEdwards) June 5, 2020
However, Kendall has responded to the backlash and clarified that the image had not come from her. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, she said, “This is photoshopped by someone. I DID NOT post this.”
this is photoshopped by someone. i DID NOT post this. https://t.co/nQ7uNnGB20
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) June 6, 2020
Many other fans defended the star and managed to locate the original, unedited photo — without a face mask, holding a bottle of water in one hand.
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
Earlier this week, Jenner voiced her support for the Black Lives Matter movement, sharing images to her Instagram account, explaining that she is working towards being a better ally to the black community.
“To everyone reading this and to myself: keep researching, reading, and educating yourself on how we can become better allies,” she wrote. “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. I acknowledge my white privilege and promise I will continue to educate myself on how I can help.”
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to everyone reading this and to myself: keep researching, reading, and educating yourself on how we can become better allies. 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. 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. 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. the one truth that will always ring loudest is that BLACK LIVES MATTER. ❤️ rest peacefully George Floyd and all victims of this horrible injustice