It was nearly a year ago in April 2017 that the 22-year-old star appeared in a Pepsi commercial that was swiftly met with national backlash. Less than 24 hours after the spot’s debut, the brand ultimately pulled it.
“Obviously, my intention was not to hurt anyone,” Jenner told Vogue. “Honestly, I just hid out. It hurt me that I hurt other people.”
As she continued, “I’ve been yelled at before, stepped in controversy before, but nothing to that extent. You can never really prepare for something like that.”
She has certainly noticed the Internet claims that she is a lesbian, despite her very quiet fling with NBA pro Blake Griffin, the power forward for the Detroit Pistons. In fact, as the author noted in the article, Jenner called her the day after Valentine’s Day from Michigan and said she was visiting “a friend.”
So, why the digital speculation about her sexuality? “I think it’s because I’m not like all my other sisters, who are like, ‘Here’s me and my boyfriend!’ 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 explained.
“I don’t think I have a bisexual or gay bone in my body, but I don’t know! Who knows?!” the model continued to the magazine. “I’m all down for experience—not against it whatsoever—but I’ve never been there before.”
“I’m not gay,” the star added, noting she does have “tough energy.” “I have literally nothing to hide.”