Kendall Jenner is claiming that her recent statements in a Love Magazine interview were “twisted & taken out of context.” Remarking on how she has cut down appearing at fashion shows in recent seasons, the 22-year old said: “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…” Which seems easy for the world’s highest-paid model to say. K.J. also added: “But I had a million jobs, not only catwalks but everything else…”
Jenner came back to explain/defend (back-peddle?) over Twitter, against a healthy dose of criticism leveled at her from the model community. Jac Jagaciak, a Victoria’s Secret model wrote about Jenner’s remarks: “This makes me so angry… so disrespectful to literally 99% of people in the industry ― yes they had to work their way up. Please get in touch with the real world!” And Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Vita Sidorkina-Morabito said: “Maybe ‘those girls’ need to pay their bills that’s why they’re doing 30 shows? No words.”
These were only two critics of Jenner’s words.
Kendall Jenner is one of the new breed of fashion influencer and high-profile model who came from the reality-TV side of fame. Her celebrity, family name and wealth arguably allows a certain selectivity in the jobs she chooses. And the digital age has allowed her brand attractiveness from just how many millions of people follower her across social media. Her overall ‘experience’ has not been fueled and fed by catwalks and runways or even print/online visual media, but one can’t damn her worldview when Kendall’s experience is so different than the once-typical way of modeling.
Still, she probably could have been a little more cautious with her words.
Kendall’s response to the criticism was:
“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.”