This week, Kendall Jenner has been under fire after she was quoted saying something rude and wrong in an interview with Love Magazine. The model and reality TV star was talking about her own personal journey as a model, and in turn, dragged other models down to lift herself up.
In the interview, Jenner was quoted saying:
“Since the beginning we’ve been super selective about what shows I would do. I was never one of those girls who would do like 30 shows a season or whatever the fuck those girls do. More power to ‘em. But I had a million jobs, not only catwalks but everything else. The whole combination was very overwhelming and I started to freak out a little bit and needed to take a step back.”
“Since the beginning we’ve been super selective about what shows I would do. I was never one of those girls who would do like 30 shows a season or whatever the fuck those girls do. More power to ‘em. But I had a million jobs, not only catwalks but everything else. The whole combination was very overwhelming and I started to freak out a little bit and needed to take a step back,” says the 22-year-old, admitting that she “was on the verge of a mental breakdown.” #LOVE20 Photographer @alasdairmclellan Fashion Editor @kegrand Make up @ctilburymakeup Hair @jamesspecis Casting @bitton Interview #MurrayHealy
Many models retaliated on social media, saying Jenner is “lazy,” and “privileged,” and that they were proud of their ability to walk in all of their shows. The industry, as many know, is highly selective when it comes to choosing models–but, being able to score shows at that high of a rate is a success, not a weakness.
Since the controversy erupted on social media, Jenner has decided to speak out on Twitter about the situation. She claims that the magazine “misrepresented her” and her words were “twisted.”
I was misrepresented in a recent interview over the wknd & it’s important to clarify the meaning. It was intended to be entirely complimentary but unfortunately, my words were twisted & taken out of context.I want to be clear. The respect that I have for my peers is immeasurable!— Kendall (@KendallJenner) August 21, 2018
She also tried to add some kind words about her peers saying they all make the work look effortless and beautiful. Of course, she claimed she was inspired by them all.
I get to experience first hand their tireless commitment, their work ethic, the endless days, the lack of sleep, separation from family and friends, stress of traveling, the toll on physical and mental health, yet they still make it all look effortless and beautiful.— Kendall (@KendallJenner) August 21, 2018
I’m inspired by so many of these people i have had the good fortune to work alongside! There’s no way i could EVER hate on that ❤️ i want everyone to win. SLAY ALWAYS.— Kendall (@KendallJenner) August 21, 2018
And, like any Kardashian/Jenner, she tried to use the moment to spread “peace and kindness.”
Cultivate kindness today and always.— Kendall (@KendallJenner) August 21, 2018
But, people online were not impressed by her response to the controversy. In fact, a lot of people were dragging her twice as hard for her response.
Let’s face it, Kendall Jenner has had an upper hand in the industry because of who her family is. Kris Jenner has more connections than a switchboard and can open the door for any of her kids at any time. Therefore, people were rightfully angry to hear her comments.
People didn’t let her forget that she’s come from entitlement.
No, they clearly quoted you. This is what happens when you are entitled and your "supermodel" status is handed to you. You haven't worked for anything. You never would've made it if it wasnt for your Kardashian connections. #Truth #KendallJenner— Mother of Dragons (@emma_rose77) August 21, 2018
You don't get to experience half of the shit those models had gone through, they had to go to the castings, they had to wait hours and if they were late a second were seen as if they weren't commited and got rejected. You with your money, fame and family name would never relate— prendergast (@harrysrockets) August 22, 2018
Direct quotes can not be “misrepresented”. Once again you apologize only after backlash.— Shannon (@shannonb_84) August 22, 2018
Some people also reminded her she’s been “tone deaf” in the past, as well.
Like your tone deaf Pepsi commercial was taken out of context? DO BETTER. You’re too privileged, with all the access to information in the world, to be so utterly tone deaf and self unaware. Grow up. You and your whole entire vapid culture vulturing family.— Mavelous (@FashionMaven88) August 22, 2018
And, others compared her to models who have had help but keep their heads down.
Gigi and Bella also had connections but you don’t see them insulting other hardworking models ????????????— Prada (@shookethlana) August 21, 2018
Others were straight up not buying it at all.
“OUT OF CONTEXT.” pic.twitter.com/el1dIhzNM7— ????????????????????. ???????? (@delicatehxs) August 21, 2018
MiSrEpReSeNtEd pic.twitter.com/CRoaRZcbTC— mai (@loosebelladonna) August 21, 2018
cancelled pic.twitter.com/4LfbhfS2Gj— ᴳᵂˢᴮᵁᵀᴱᴿᴬᴬ♡ (@Buteraupdates0) August 21, 2018