Kylie Jenner released a series of photos on Instagram during her birthday celebration.
Earlier this month, Kylie Jenner celebrated her 23rd birthday with her family and friends. After her actual birthday, she, alongside Stormi, Khloe Kardashian, and Kendall Jenner, flew to Turks and Caicos for a getaway celebration.
During their stay, the makeup mogul posted a series of photos on Instagram. While her photos have always attracted the attention of many followers and fans, one of her posts went viral days after.
The photo in question
Kylie Jenner posed for a photo wearing her “patterned jumpsuit,” according to Us Weekly. Based on the post, she captioned it with “brown-eyed girl” alongside two emojis.
However, another version of the same photo went viral after. Instead of the caption that she wrote, the screenshot that features her post entails the caption, “brown-skinned girl.”
Reports noted that the account, with the handle “The Shade Room,” posted a “side-by-side” image showing Jenner’s original version and the “revised one.” After it went live, netizens started to criticize her.
Many netizens called her out and accused her of “blackfishing,” according to Insider. The term, reportedly, describes a white individual, who tries to appear “Black or mixed-race” when beneficial.
Kylie Jenner shuts down accusations
On The Shade Room’s post’s comment section, Kylie Jenner, reportedly, responded to the account’s upload. She said that she never said it and pointed out that someone “photoshopped” her photo. The 23-year-old celebrity, then, ended the comment with a simple “have a good day.”
Jenner, however, did not stop after sending her comment to the post. She further addressed the issue through her Instagram stories.
Reports said that she posted a “side-by-side” comparison of the now-viral and alleged photoshopped photo and the real version of her post. She shared that she saw “someone Photoshopped” it and changed the caption. “I never said this,” Jenner added.
To further strengthen her case, she posted another “story,” showing the “real version” of her post. She then explained that the original caption only had two emojis in it. But, she, later on, changed it to “brown-eyed girl,” alongside the emojis.
Avid fans defended her
Following the whole controversy, several of her avid fans and followers, reportedly, defended her on social media. The Keeping Up With Kardashian star even posted some of her fans’ positive remarks toward the issue.
The fans argued that they saw what Kylie Jenner originally posted. Several of them also asserted that they could not understand why some people need to make a “drama out of everything.”
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