Kendall Jenner has clarified controversial comments she made about her approach to modeling.
The model was the target of online backlash on Tuesday (21Aug18) after an interview with Love magazine was published in which she claimed that she was “super selective” about what runway shows she appeared and would never be able to do “30 shows a season or whatever the f**k those girls do”.
A number of Kendall’s fellow models were outraged by the words, and she has since taken to Twitter to set the record straight.
“I was misrepresented in a recent interview over the wknd (weekend) & it’s important to clarify the meaning,” she began. “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!
“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 travelling, the toll on physical and mental health, yet they still make it all look effortless and beautiful.”
Kendall went on to state that she was “inspired” by the models she has worked alongside and wants “everyone to win”.
To conclude her statement, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star noted: “Cultivate kindness today and always.”
After the Love magazine quote appeared on social media, models ranging from Leomie Anderson to Daria Strokous condemned the 22-year-old for being out of touch over the realities of the fashion world for models who don’t come from privileged backgrounds and have to appear in as many shows as possible in order to support themselves and their families.
Brazilian model Luma Grothe wrote on Instagram that one year she couldn’t go back home for Christmas because she was “absolutely broke,” while fashion star Teddy Quinlivan added: “Models don’t just come from Calabasas (city in Los Angeles County)… they come from Somalia, the Siberian tundra, a rural village in China, a trailer park in Tennessee.”
Representatives for Love magazine have yet to respond to Kendall’s accusation that her words were “twisted” by editors at the publication.
– Cover Media0