Kendall Jenner drew flak from models after talking with Love Magazine about being “selective” of what shows to do.
Love Magazine posted a photo of Jenner on their Instagram account and captioned it with an excerpt from their interview with the model. The post has been deleted as of posting.
“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 f**k 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,” the magazine quoted the 22-year-old model.
Runway models such as Daria Strokous, Jac Jagaciak, Vita Sdorkina and Irina Djuranovic were quick to respond and called out Jenner for her offensive comments.
“’Whatever the f*ck those girls do’ is their very best to make their way up AND try to make some money so that they can provide for themselves and their families. 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,” Strokous said in a series of Instagram stories.
Jagaciak also posted a screengrab saying, “This makes me so angry… So disrespectful to literally 99 percent of people in the industry—yes they had to work their way up. Please get in touch with the real world!”
“Maybe ‘those girls’ need to pay their bills that’s why they are doing 30 shows? No words…” Sidorkina wrote.
Djuranovic was also fumed saying she had never been so indirectly and publicly offended in her entire life.
Meanwhile, Jenner’s team told People 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 point was that it’s their path and ‘the more power to them.’ She admires their hard work and dedication. It’s an accomplishment.”