It’s fake! Kendall Jenner denies posting the photo of herself at a Black Lives Matter protest that has been circling the internet. “This is Photoshopped by someone,” the 24-year-old tweeted on June 6. “I DID NOT post this.”
In the picture, the model was edited to be wearing a black face mask and holding up a homemade sign that reads “Black Lives Matter.” Fans and followers on the internet started to be suspicious of the image when they noticed the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s shadow failed to show a sign in her hands, effectively proving the snapshot had been altered.
Several fans came to Kendall’s defense in the comments section, noting she hadn’t posted the Photoshopped image in the first place. Some followers even alleged someone wanted to damage her reputation.
The controversy comes just a week after her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, got into some hot water over her net worth and the value of her companies, Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin. Forbes named her the youngest self-made billionaire in July 2018, but in January 2019, the makeup mogul sold 51 percent of her company to beauty conglomerate Coty in a 1.2 billion dollar deal.
Forbes then rescinded their title on May 29 after reevaluating her finances. The outlet alleged her businesses are “significantly smaller, and less profitable, than the family has spent years leading the cosmetics industry and media outlets, including Forbes, to believe.”
“I thought this was a reputable site … all I see are a number of inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions LOL,” Stormi Webster’s mom wrote on Twitter the same day. “I’ve never asked for any title or tried to lie my way there EVER. Period.”
Fans and followers also got angry with the entrepreneur on social media for entertaining the situation with a response instead of dedicating her platform to important social issues, like Black Lives Matter and police reform.
However, the reality star did make sure to tweet the demotion was the “LAST thing” she was “worried about” at that moment. “I can name a list of 100 things more important right now than fixating on how much money I have,” she wrote in a separate tweet.
Both Kylie and Kendall have been sharing support and resources on social media in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Kylie shared a statement to her Kylie Cosmetics supporters on June 5 and Kendall shared the GoFundMe link for George’s family on May 30.
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