Who knew one little Instagram post could ignite such fury? Just kidding. It’s 2018. We know any little thing you post online can cause the wrath of the internet. Sometimes it’s warranted, sometimes it can go a little too far, but it’s always interesting to watch. This time it was Kendall Jenner who incurred the anger of models around the world for this post by Love magazine:
“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,” says the 22-year-old, admitting that she “was on the verge of a mental breakdown.” #LOVE20 Photographer @alasdairmclellan Fashion Editor @kegrand Make up @ctilburymakeup Hair @jamesspecis Casting @bitton Interview #MurrayHealy
Naturally, some models took issue with the “30 shows a season or whatever the fuck those girls do” part. To remind Kendall, not everyone can pick and choose which shows they can do, especially when it’s their, well, livelihood. After all, most models can’t fall back on a famous family or clothing line.
Daria Strokous had some amendments to make to Jenner’s message. “‘…whatever the fuck 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,” she wrote in her Insta Stories. “Oh and it’s 70 shows a season by the way and we are all fucking proud of every single one of the girls that did it.”
Irina Djuranovic shared the same sentiments in her own Insta-story. “Never been so indirectly and publicly offended in my whole entire life god damn!!!!!!!!!!’ While Djuranovic probably had a pretty charmed life of her own (if this is the thing she’s felt most offended by in her entire life), she definitely has a right to be upset.
Meanwhile, Faretta Radic wasn’t too impressed with the Karjenner either. “Being lazy is not being selective. We work! hard and giving 100% from us but you can’t say that for yourself…and after all you dare to talk like this?”
And Luma Grothe didn’t shy away from saying how hard the beginning of her career was either. I guess criticizing for someone for doing shows, and then talking about their own “million jobs” in an industry where work is so scarce can make people a little angry.
To be fair to Jenner, her rep did issue a statement to People.
“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.”
Well, we guess it’s something.