In a recent interview with Love magazine, Kendall Jenner was quoted as saying she always cherry-picked her modelling jobs unlike her peers, who appeared to book as many as possible just because. And now, the super model is walking back her words after sever backlash.
In a series of tweets, the 22-year-old tried to defend herself after being accused of shaming her fellow models and went on to explain that her “words were twisted and taken out of context” by the publication.
“I want to be clear. The respect that I have for my peers is immeasurable!” Jenner said, adding in a separate tweet that she was “Inspired by so many of these people I have had the good fortune to work alongside.”
Jenner’s attempt at damage control comes after she was blasted for making “offensive” comments about models who made frequent catwalk appearances.
“Since the beginning we’ve been super selective about what shows I would do,” she told Love magazine. “I was never one of those girls who would do, like, 30 shows a season or whatever the f— those girls do. More power to ‘em.”
Explaining that she had decided to scale back runway work, Jenner added: “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.”
After releasing Jenner’s interview over the weekend, other models took to social media to blast the reality TV star after seemingly dissing them.
“I’m shocked but not surprised by this attitude. Not everyone gets to skip castings, get paid more than everyone else and generally work less,” British model Leomie Anderson said about Kendall’s interview. “It’s not about being “selective,” it’s about not having to put the work in but still receiving all the campaigns and editorials.”
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model Vita Sidorkina added: “Maybe ‘those girls’ need to pay their bills that’s why they are doing 30 shows? No words…”
The lesson here is, always choose your words carefully, Kenny.