Uh oh. Kendall Jenner may find herself hanging out alone backstage at shows after making some pretty controversial comments.
“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,” she said.
“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
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The comments have received some intense backlash from fellow models, who point that other models don’t start off with the same recognition Kendall has.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model Vita Sidorkina called her out:
“Maybe ‘those girls’ need to pay their bills that’s why they are doing 30 shows?,” she said. “No words…”
Victoria’s Secret model Jac Jagaciak said the comments made her “so angry”.
“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!”
Model Daria Strokous responded on her Instagram story:
“‘… Whatever the f*ck 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,” she wrote. “Oh, and it’s 70 shows a season by the way and we are all f*cking proud of every single one of the girls that did it.”
Peyton Knight hashtagged her a post on her Insta story with #EndThePrivilege. She said she empathised with those who “grew up in the spotlight, but this kinda disrespect towards other models who have NO NAME for themselves is disgusting.”
“If we said no to multiple jobs we wouldn’t have a career, and we’d be told that too.”
Transgender model Teddy Quinlivan also called Kendall out for not supporting fellow models.
“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…”
Kendall is yet to respond to the backlash but she's no stranger to controversy - remember that Pepsi campaign?