Kylie Jenner has made headlines in the past for a pattern of what many have seen as insensitivity toward the feelings of people in the black community. But today the reality star is being blamed in the media for taking it a step further. The controversy involves a party hosted by Kylie for her best friend, Jordyn Woods, who is African American.
Jordyn posted a picture of a birthday cake that she received at the event that had the words, “Happy Birthday N***a”, written in icing on its front. Given that Kylie hosted the event, readers of Jordyn’s post assumed that Kylie was the person who presented her with the cake. TMZ claims that Jordyn has said she was given the gift by “friends,” but she did not mention any names.
With Jordyn confirming at least that she did receive the cake, and with the candles lit on it in the picture that she posted to Instagram, the implication is that this actually was a cake that was brought to the event that Kylie hosted.
Earlier today, Kylie posted another photo of a cake along with the caption, “My cute little cake to Jordyn the other day. The other one was not my gift.” She also gifted her best friend with something slightly more expensive than a cake at the birthday party that she threw: a brand new Mercedes Benz.
“There’s no words to describe how I feel.. I just don’t know what I did to deserve this,” she wrote. “I can never thank @kyliejenner for motivating me to always do my best and always opening up new opportunities. Do good and good things will happen. Blessed and grateful always. Love you and thank you again to everyone who made me feel special on this 18th year. Finally.”
See an uncensored pic of the controversial cake and and a photo of Kylie’s more lavish gift wrapped in a bow below.
Do you think Kylie did or did not have the cake made with the racially charged remark? And even if she didn’t purchase the cake personally, does she share some responsibility for allowing a cake like this to be presented to a friend at an event she was hosting?
(Photo Credit: Kylie Jenner Instagram account, Jordyn Woods Instagram and Twitter accounts)