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Kylie Jenner Accused Of Queerbaiting Over Valentine's Day Kiss

Kylie Jenner Accused Of Queerbaiting Over Valentine's Day Kiss

Kylie Jenner Accused Of Queerbaiting Over Valentine's Day Kiss
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Many couples soft (and hard) launched their relationships on social media this past Valentine's Day, including *checks notes* Kylie Jenner?

It's unclear actually. Jenner celebrated the holiday with a sweet photo alongside her long-time best friend, Stassie. The two girls are standing on a basketball court in their coats. "forever valentine," Jenner captioned the photo with the infinity symbol emoji.

This seems relatively innocent, but if you scroll through the carousel, you can see a shot of the two kissing. Stassie also commented "forever & then some."

And now, fans are... confused to say the least.


Are they really just besties, or are the gal pals actually secret lovers? Fans are arguing about the post across social media platforms. While some believe it's a cute post between friends, others are accusing Jenner of queerbaiting her fans. "every celebrity now is queerbaiting to be relevant," one comment reads.


It's tough to know the truth behind the post, and it's not really our business. Jenner has two kids with her ex-husband Travis Scott, so many people assumed she's heterosexual even though the 25-year-old has never explicitly spoken about it. Sexuality is fluid and can change as we get older, or the two could just be having fun, or they really could be two friends joking around.

Fans are also debating if real people can queerbait. The term is usually reserved for fictional stories that tease queer characters as subtext but never let the character actually be queer. Pop culture has recently begun applying the term to real-life celebrities and last year, the discourse effectively backed Heartstopper star Kit Connor into a corner as fans demanded that he come out to validate the role of his bisexual character. "congrats for forcing an 18 year old to out himself," he said at the time. "i think some of you missed the point of the show."

So far, Jenner remains unbothered as the debate rages on and hasn't address the controversy any further.


Who is Kylie Jenner husband?

​Jenner was previously married to rapper Travis Scott but the two officially split in January of 2023.

Who is Kylie Jenners husband now?

No one. Jenner and Scott officially split in January of 2023.

Are Kylie and Travis back together?

Publicly, no they are not together, though the two do still have two kids togethers.

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!