Kendall Jenner is calling out body-shamers on social media following speculation over a selfie she posted yesterday, December 30. Many followers took what was obviously meant to be a simple ‘gram of a bathroom selfie (been there, TBH) and turned it into an inappropriate conversation surrounding her body.
Soon after posting the photo, Kendall’s Instagram comments filled with some fans asking if she was pregnant, along with comments regarding her weight. Unfortunately, this incident wasn’t the first time that speculation regarding a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family has turned problematic. Back in November, Kylie Jenner was forced to take to Twitter and defend herself after the paparazzi posted “altered” images of her appearance. Rumors regarding a possible Kylie pregnancy have been circulating, but aren’t confirmed. And in this incident regarding Kendall, the model also used her social media platform as a way to fight back.
Later that evening on December 30, she responded to a news article that featured the selfie and speculated she was pregnant, basing their story around Instagram comments from fans. Quoting the tweet on her personal Twitter account, Kendall responded by saying, “i just like bagels ok!!!”
Following her response, many defended Kendall, leaving their support in her Twitter mentions.
Kendall found a way to squash the rumors, but the comments regarding her body should never have reached a point where she was forced to speak up. Body-shaming is never acceptable, and fans need to keep that in mind with regards to their social media interactions. Although celebrities may share their life with fans on social media, commenting on another person’s body isn’t OK — nor is speculating anything from a photo alone.
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