Kendall Jenner defends herself after model backlash
The 22-year-old star insists she was trying to be complimentary when she said that she is "super selective" about what catwalks she does and would never do 30 runway shows a season like some of her peers but Kendall is trying to walk back her comments after severe backlash.
In a series of tweets, she wrote: "I was misrepresented in a recent interview over the wknd & it's important to clarify the meaning. It was intended to be entirely complimentary but unfortunately, my words were twisted & taken out of context. I want to be clear.
I was misrepresented in a recent interview over the wknd & it’s important to clarify the meaning. 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!— Kendall (@KendallJenner) August 21, 2018
"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 traveling, the toll on physical and mental health, yet they still make it all look effortless and beautiful.
"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 hate on that... i want everyone to win. SLAY ALWAYS. Cultivate kindness today and always. (sic)"
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 hate on that ❤️ i want everyone to win. SLAY ALWAYS.— Kendall (@KendallJenner) August 21, 2018
Her representative added to PEOPLE: "Mid-thought she realised 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."
Kendall's comments about her words being "twisted" came after she was blasted for her recent interview with LOVE magazine.
She said: "[I'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."
However, fellow model Irina Djuranovic wrote on Instagram: "Never been so indirectly and publicly offended in my whole entire life... to be called a supermodel how easy it comes to you."
Sports Illustrated model Vita Sidorkina also hit back, saying: "Maybe 'those girls' need to pay their bills that's why they are doing 30 shows? No words..."