Model and reality TV star Kendall Jenner has denied accusations of using a fabricated image while participating in the Black Lives Matter protests. The 24-year-old was accused of using an edited image of her participation in the protests that have erupted across the country following the death of an African-American man George Floyd in police custody.
Viral Photo of Joining Protest
A photograph of Kendall, one of the youngest sisters of reality TV star Kim Kardashian, went viral, where she is seen wearing an all-black ensemble paired with a black mask while holding a Black Lives Matter sign, reported aceshowbiz.com.
Social media users were quick to notice that her sign didn't show up in her shadow on the ground. It seemed that the photo was to be taken from a 2019 Facebook post. Netizens took to Twitter to blast Kendall for reportedly editing the picture.
Kendall came out and debunked all rumors of her faking the image and denied that she edited the photo and posted it online, saying someone else did it. "This is photoshopped by someone. i DID NOT post this," she wrote on her Twitter account along with the picture in question.
Fans Defend Jenner
Kendall's fans came in support of her. One user tweeted: "We've gone over this like five times. She didn't make it. A fan page photoshopped the sign AND the mask in. The photo is originally from November 2019."
Another fan wrote: "This is one of the worst posts on the Internet. Trying to discredit someone for fake photoshop with a fake Facebook post. Anyone that believes it's a Kendall Jenner post is an idiot."
On June 1, the model had lent her support for the Black Lives Matter movement through an Instagram post. She had written: "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."
(With inputs from agencies)