WATCH: Here’s Why Kendall Jenner Is Hesitant to Support Gun Control
In a clip from an upcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which was shot before Kardashian’s harrowing brush with an armed thief, the reality star spoke about working with an organization against gun violence. When explaining to Jenner about Everytown, a group that is fighting for stricter gun control laws, Kardashian noticed the model was not as enthusiastic about the prospect of having lunch with gun violence victims as she had hoped.
“I wanna do this and I wanna be a part of it, but it just makes me nervous [about] like what people are going to think of it,” Jenner argued. “You don’t know who’s actually going be for it and who’s not.”
“I just think I don’t want the attention of someone not agreeing with what I’m saying,” she added in a separate scene. “[It may] take away from the fact that there’s actual gun issues that need to be handled. It might bring more harm than good.”
Though Jenner is afraid of controversy, Kardashian is all for voicing your opinions, reasoning that backlash shouldn’t be used as a excuse to stop yourself from supporting things you’re truly passionate about.
“They really do appreciate people like us speaking out,” she said of gun control advocates. “In life, I’ve gotten a lot of backlash and I’ve gotten a lot of hate, so I’m just gonna stick up for what I believe in and what I want.”