In what many see as a moment of unchecked entitlement, Kendall Jenner made a statement in an interview many of her peers and fans didn't take kindly. Now the model and reality TV star is walking back comments and saying her statements have been misrepresented.
Jenner, 22, broke onto the modeling scene in 2014, after years of appearing in her familiy's show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She is one of many models in what Vogue and Harper's Bazaar call the "Instagirl Era" or "Social Media Models," where models are selected for having large online followings.
The backlash came after Jenner, who has never struggled financially and comes from a well known and wealthy family, spoke with Love Magazine, 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.
It's not too hard to see how some may have taken offense, and boy did they.
kendall didn’t haven’t to work a day in her life and THIS is the proof. she told her mom she wanted to be a model a… https://t.co/Mz38zaxRRB— ! (@!)1534778086.0
It bothers me so much that there are models who work so hard to master every editorial and runway and suffer for ye… https://t.co/M7VcVrqkjW— Steph (@Steph)1534886090.0
Kendall Jenner shouldn’t even be considered the highest paid model. She isnt a model, she’s a socialite/influencer.… https://t.co/tvdcwkHb4j— sᴋɪɴɴʏ sᴘɪᴄᴇ (@sᴋɪɴɴʏ sᴘɪᴄᴇ)1534779068.0
Kendall Jenner calls herself a supermodel when literally the only reason she has a career is because her mom made a… https://t.co/Zjcbr5aVcQ— • (@•)1534770210.0
Now Jenner is speaking out about the quote, saying she was misrepresented and that her words were taken out of context. She took to Twitter to defend herself:
I was misrepresented in a recent interview over the wknd & it’s important to clarify the meaning. It was intended t… https://t.co/uzctkMVBQM— Kendall (@Kendall)1534889772.0
I get to experience first hand their tireless commitment, their work ethic, the endless days, the lack of sleep, se… https://t.co/hOAv0Tybt0— Kendall (@Kendall)1534889782.0
I’m inspired by so many of these people i have had the good fortune to work alongside! There’s no way i could EVER… https://t.co/4dLTf48u2x— Kendall (@Kendall)1534889794.0
Some folks saw the apology coming from a mile away:
Lol give it a few days and see Kendall Jenner come up with another lame ass apology and cry session in the show abo… https://t.co/oZpp9xruMV— Pop culture junkie (@Pop culture junkie)1534773160.0
kendall jenner: 1 make an insensitive/racist/dumb comment or action 2 get backlash 3 cry 4 repeat— ysl baby (@ysl baby)1534844755.0
waiting for kendall jenner to come and say that statement was taken from the real context https://t.co/icz4x7eeIC— s. (@s.)1534773873.0
Others simply weren't buying it.
@KendallJenner Do you know what direct quotes are? Go away.— Zaha (@Zaha)1534947862.0
@KendallJenner Listen Candle, they QUOTED YOU. It’s a direct quote. The words came out of YOUR mouth. How is “whate… https://t.co/Elj6DwGhJQ— Lia 🌸 (@Lia 🌸)1534947565.0
@intactmaria @emma_rose77 @KendallJenner She. Never. Even. Asked. To. Be. Forgiven. 😒 And how could those quotes be… https://t.co/gyiane5jGk— Cristine (@Cristine)1534930615.0
@VanityFair Out of context? How so? It was a direct quote!!! #KendallJenner #kendalljennerisoverparty— Emma Bailey (@Emma Bailey)1534924750.0
@PopCrave @KendallJenner Pepsi screwed me, love magazine screwed me... blah blah. Take some responsibility. That was a direct quote.— Danielle (@Danielle)1534914862.0
Maybe a Pepsi can solve this dilemma.