Kendall Jenner faces well-deserved backlash for comments about runway models

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Kendall Jenner is featured in the latest issue of Love Magazine (a British publication). I rarely cover anything from Love Mag, because I don’t really find their editorials all that compelling or notable, and the interviews (such as they are) are rather basic. But Love Magazine is making some news this week, because they published a quote from Kendall accompanied by some semi-nude new photos. Kendall apparently chatted with Love about her modeling career and how she was careful to avoid walking every runway:

“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 f–k 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.”

[From Love Magazine’s Instagram]

First of all, I’ve always believed the reason why Kendall and Gigi Hadid don’t walk every runway is because they’re both sh-tty runway models. Gigi clomps like a horse and Kendall doesn’t have much of a “walk.” Second of all, Kendall just pissed off the entire modeling community, the same community which already viewed her with justifiable suspicion because of her dumb nepotism.

Over the weekend, Love magazine posted the model’s quote along with an image from her accompanying photoshoot — and Jenner’s fellow catwalkers flocked to the comments section to share how they felt about her workload.

“This makes me so angry,” wrote Victoria’s Secret model Jac Jagaciak. “So disrespectful to literally 99% of people in the industry — yes, they had to work their way up. Please get in tough with the real world!”

Added Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition stunner Vita Sidorkina: “Maybe ‘those girls’ need to pay their bills that’s why they are doing 30 shows? No words…”

Other models screengrabbed and shared Love magazine’s post to their Instagram Stories along with commentary. “‘… Whatever the f—k those girls do’ is do their very best to make their way up AND try to make some money so that they can provide for themselves and their families,” wrote runway fixture Daria Strokous. “Oh, and it’s 70 shows a season by the way and we are all f—king proud of every single one of the girls that did it.”

Peyton Knight followed suit, hashtagging her post “#ENDTHEPRIVILEGE” and writing, “This kinda disrespect towards other models who have NO NAME for themselves walking into the industry is disgusting. We don’t get to ‘choose’ which shows to do, and it’s an honor to do a lot… If we said no to multiple jobs we wouldn’t have a career.”

And transgender model Teddy Quinlivan shared a longer response to her Instagram Story. “As models we need to uplift each other,” she wrote. “If you are lucky as a model you might make enough to not be in debt to your agency; maybe even move out of the model apartment… Unfortunately this isn’t the case for the vast majority of models who have to leave everything behind including their families in pursuit of a better life….Models don’t just come from Calabasas… they come from Somalia, the Siberian tundra, a rural village in China, a trailer park in Tennessee. Making disparaging comments about your peers doesn’t lead to growth or unity which our regulation-less industry desperately needs.”

Jenner’s rep told Page Six that the star’s quote was taken out of context. “She realized the number of shows some models walk a season is closer to 80,” the rep explained. “The point was that it’s their path and ‘the more power to them.’ She admires their hard work and dedication. It’s an accomplishment.”

[From Page Six]

“The point was that it’s their path and ‘the more power to them.’” Yes, Kendall looks down her nose job at other models’ “paths” of, you know, actually working constantly and doing the day-to-day work of being a jobbing model. More power to the real models, because fake-lipped fake model Kendall only used the “model” job to do the bare minimum of work and then just coasted on nepotism. Kendall is such a pill. Oh, and the pill released another statement on Twitter:

It feels like the tenth time Kendall has claimed that she’s been taken out of context about something she said or did which was offensive. Anyway, I don’t believe her.

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  1. Gistine says:

    What do you expect from this joke with the fake face, nose, lips, etc.? I have cancelled just about every magazine that has stooped so low as to put that farce on their cover – or in their magazine. She is hideous and drowning in hubris. I DETEST these people and their vile ilk.

  2. Linda Reid says:

    She has no clue about real life. I feel sorry for her. But not in a nice way. In a pitying, condescending way.

  3. Littlefishmom says:

    All of those “supermodels”, except maybe Cindy, were such spoiled, bratty, bitches. They treated people terribly. If you come from nothing and work hard and attain super success, remember how you got there and treat people with respect. Kendall shouldn’t have said that, yes, but let’s not act like this has never happened with models before.

  4. Rainbow says:

    Runway models are also in a really tough spot. Those who go “commercial” and endorse everyday products like shampoo, or even pose for catalogs, are no longer considered high fashion and have a hard time getting booked for haute couture runway shows. Most models choose the runway as opposed to commercial work, even though commercial work pays more money, because they’re all vying for that big break: to be chosen as exclusive models and shoot ads for Chanel, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Givenchy, YSL.

    Tyra was talking some sense when she’d commented on ANTM that a contestant didn’t have that high fashion look or was “too commercial”. Tyra herself has personal experience about getting turned down for jobs in Europe.

    Only a few models can afford to switch between commercial and high fashion. Someone like Gisele can model for Pantene and still endorse Versace, YSL, etc. But even Gisele didn’t do that until she was past her peak and many people in the fashion industry still looked down on her for doing so.

    Kendall really has no idea WTF she’s talking about because her privilege clouds her brain.

  5. Fifi says:

    Kendall you had to buy your looks to even be considered conventionally attractive enough to be a model. Don’t forget that.

    Face filler, eyebrow/eyelid lift for your hooded eyes, liposuction to get a smaller waist, who knows what else. Her crappy entitled, smug attitude make her so unappealing to me. She was so ordinary naturally unlike her sister kim who was stunning before she had any surgery. Not a fan of kim or the kardashians but I will admit that.

    Ugh make her go away.

  6. Kellay says:

    As if she knows what the word immeasurable means. Kris Jenner’s minions are working overtime to make her sound like she isn’t a spoiled brat.

  7. SM says:

    I kind of feel bad for her. She is an ignorant and spoiled brat. But that means that she not only never had to work hard for what she has but she also grew up in a family where famewhoring was prioritized over education, and self promotion over curiosity about the world, so I have no problem believing she feels like she was missunderstood or her words were twisted because she probably struggles with expressing whatever she has on her mind.

  8. Sexecution says:

    Kendall is the dumb one in a dumb group. Room temp IQ. Without Kris they’d all be cocktail waitresses in the valley.