Kendall Jenner Offended the Modeling Community

Kendall Jenner has infuriated the modeling community, thanks to a quote from a now-deleted post on Instagram by Love magazine.

The model was quoted in the post as 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.”

As you might imagine, models were upset by the “those girls” sentiment. “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!”

The 22-year-old supermodel has not apologized for the statement, but a representative for Jenner said that the quote was taken out of context. “Mid-thought she realized the number of shows some models walk a season is closer to 80,” the rep continued. “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.”

Many models screenshotted and reposted Love’s post with their own 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.”

Jenner talked with Love about stepping away from the media spotlight and the runway due to her anxiety. She said she was “on the verge of a mental breakdown.” A source told People, “Kendall always decides last minute what she is walking in. It depends on the money and how she is feeling.”

 

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