Another day, another baby rumor about a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family. And no, this time it’s not about Kylie. Instead, rumors that Kendall Jenner may be pregnant began to spread on social media on Friday and Saturday after the supermodel posted a selfie wearing a polka dot dress. The speculation feels wrong for multiple reasons — namely because the commentary is based on people overanalyzing her stomach size.
While Kendall has yet to comment on the circulating rumors, the headline “Is Kendall Jenner Pregnant Too? See Why Fans Are Convinced She’s Expecting Like Her Sister” popped up on Hollywood Life, while Daily Mail published a similar story. Of course, these publications didn’t seemingly ask the question out of nowhere — it’s because comments under the selfie Kendall shared range from “R u pregnant too” to “OMG SHES PREGNANT.” There were cry-laugh emojis, along with some even going as far as to call her “fat.” And on Twitter, the commentary continued — with some speculating she could be pregnant instead of her younger sister Kylie. (For what it’s worth, Kylie still has not confirmed the baby rumors surrounding her since September.)
Here’s the thing: Kendall hasn’t come out and said she’s expecting, nor have any official sources. There’s not even “an insider close to the family” that’s spoken about it and pushed the rumor further. Instead, the spotlight seems to be so closely focused on the 22-year-old and her relatives that people will jump at any chance to speculate. Analyzing someone’s body and judging the size of her stomach is not acceptable behavior, no matter who the individual is — whether it’s a stranger on line in front of you in the grocery store, or a star on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. It’s just one more way that society polices women’s bodies. And just because Kendall is a public figure on a reality…
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