Kendall Jenner is not gay. In fact, she’s so not gay, that she told Vogue that she doesn’t gave “a gay bone in my body”, but that she’s “down for experience”.
But before we go into any further detail, here’s what you need to know: (some) queer people have been theorising that Kendall is gay for years.
They reckon that her close, affectionate friendship with Cara Delevingne – which appeared to suddenly end – was in fact a romantic relationship, and that momanager Kris Jenner has been preventing Kenny from opening up as her true, queer self.
gal pals? i don't think so pic.twitter.com/HitYilBlLY
— kendall being gay (@KendallBeingGay) January 6, 2016
there’s something gay about kendall jenner that I can’t quite put my finger on right now but just watch
— ELLISA (@ellisuhhh) March 7, 2018
Entire blogs are dedicated to supposed ~proof~ that she’s queer, and an article on INTO published just last month details how her relationships with men (Harry Styles, ASAP Rocky and now NBA star Blake Griffin) never seem to be that public, and that she often avoids gendered pronouns when talking about love.
the real question is when will kendall jenner finally tell us she's gay
— caitlin (@notwokecait) February 5, 2018
And then there’s this joke from Tyler, The Creator, who is gay.
@fucktyler apparently we're dating
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) August 16, 2016
NOT POSSIBLE, WE'RE BOTH GAY https://t.co/xoCXLyThPv
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) August 16, 2016
So all of us this has led us to this point: Kendall Jenner confirming to Vogue that she’s definitely not queer.
“I think it’s because I’m not like all my other sisters, who are like, ‘Here’s me and my boyfriend!’” she tells the magazine. “So it was a thing for a minute because no one ever saw me with a guy. I would always go that extra mile to be low-key with guys, sneaking around all the time. You don’t want to, like, look crazy.”
She continues: “I don’t think I have a bisexual or gay bone in my body, but I don’t know! Who knows?! I’m all down for experience—not against it whatsoever—but I’ve never been there before.” She ponders it for a moment. “Also, I know I have kind of a . . . male energy? But I don’t want to say that wrong, because I’m not transgender or anything. But I have a tough energy. I move differently. But to answer your question: I’m not gay. I have literally nothing to hide.” Vogue writes that she “lets out a mordant chuckle”, which is quite the image. “I would never hide something like that.”
She also doesn’t confirm to Vogue that she’s dating Griffin. At one point, she speaks to the reporter from Michigan – where Griffin, a Detroit Piston power forward, is based – and says coyly, “I’m visiting a friend”. (It’s the day after Valentine’s Day.) She later concedes: “I’m happy. He’s very nice. I have someone being very nice to me.”
Of course, the news is devastating to some…
well it’s over girls https://t.co/JJbQUtb9Pp
— kendall being gay (@KendallBeingGay) March 14, 2018
…but others are slightly less convinced.
i'm so confused by this entire paragraph of kendall jenner insisting that she's not gay but she's up for any experience but she's not gay guys pic.twitter.com/MBqa7d8huO
— ellie (@eleanorbate) March 14, 2018
I'm NOT saying Kendall isn't whatever she identifies as. What I AM just noting, tho, is that I was just talking w a fellow bi person this week about all the years we told ourselves "no I'm SUPER straight, just THE most straight, no 1 straighter than me"." https://t.co/yTgILpZghl
— A.B. (@AlannaBennett) March 14, 2018
Listen I don’t care if Kendall Jenner said she’s not gay in her Vogue interview, Kris Jenner has six children you cannot convince me that they’re all straight
— Gab (@gab_deangelis) March 14, 2018
We should probably just let the girl live, hey – but also appreciate how incredible this photoshoot is. I am ruined.
Anyway, go read the full interview HERE.Image: Getty Images / George Pimentel