Kendall Jenner Responds to Criticism Over Faked BLM Photo

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Kendall Jenner is addressing a fake photo of herself that’s been circulating on social media.

The image looks like a screenshot from Kendall’s Facebook page, but the model says she never posted it.

Edited Image of Kendal Jenner Circulating on Social Media Garners Criticism

In the photo, Kendall appears to be holding a Black Lives Matter sign above her head, as she dons a black face mask and stands in front of a black sports car.

Here’s the photo in question:

edited fake photo of Kendall Jenner holding a Black Lives Matter sign
@AndruEdwards via Twitter

If you look closely, the sign itself is clearly photoshopped into the photo. I mean, you can see that it’s just sitting on top of her hands in the photo — she’s not even holding on to it.

On top of that, many social media users pointed out that the sign is not visible in her shadow that stretches out on the ground behind her.

It spawned some backlash from people, for sure. People thought the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star edited it herself to fake her appearance at a protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

One social media user tweeted, “This seems to be a bad habit of the entire family… They love them some photoshop. Those hands ain’t holding anything.”

Another person wrote, “This is as bad as the Pepsi commercial.” This is, of course, in reference to her widely criticized Pepsi ad from 2017. At the time she was accused of trivializing the Black Lives Matter movement.It was pulled by the company only one day after it aired.

Kendall Says She Never Posted the Faked Photo

We all know that the Kardashian-Jenner clan has a history of photoshopping pics before posting them to social media. However, Kendall says she didn’t do this one.

She took to Twitter on Saturday to tell everyone that the image didn’t come from her.

“This is photoshopped by someone,” she wrote. “I DID NOT post this.”

Sure, a lot of people were quick to criticize her. But plenty of others defended the star against the criticism, too. Some even managed to uncover the original photo, sans fake Black Lives Matter sign.

“I hate that she’s getting slammed for something she didn’t do!! It’s an edit,” one user tweeted, adding the original photo.

Someone else asked, “Did she post this?” before pointing out that “It’s not her FB (and that’s not her page).”

Kendall has already voiced her (real) support for the Black Lives Matter movement. She explained on Instagram that she is working to be a better ally to the black community.

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“To everyone reading this and to myself: keep researching, reading, and educating yourself on how we can become better allies,” the model 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,” she continued. “I acknowledge my white privilege and promise I will continue to educate myself on how I can help.”