Kendall Jenner Responds to Backlash Over Controversial Modeling Comments

The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star claims her comments about being 'super selective' in picking her modeling job were twisted.

AceShowbiz - Kendall Jenner has responded after she angered fellow models with her controversial comments in an interview with Love magazine. The 22-year-old model said in the interview that she's always being "super selective" about picking her modeling job.

After her comments drew backlash, the former Victoria's Secret model took to Twitter on Tuesday, August 21 to say that she was "misrepresented" and her "words were twisted and taken out of context."

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. The respect that I have for my peers is immeasurable!"

She went on praising the work ethic of her fellow models and their hard works. "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," she continued.

She added, "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 previously said on 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 f**k those girls do." The reality TV star added, "More power to 'em. But I had a million jobs, not only catwalks but everything else."

Her comments offended other models, who are not as lucky as Kendall and have to do a lot of shows for a living. 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 commented, "Maybe 'those girls' need to pay their bills that's why they are doing 30 shows? No words..."

Model Ginta Lapina added, "We all are hard working and worked hard to be where we are. Nothing was given to us." She posted an Instagram Story of herself during a photo shoot and wrote, "I gotta work," with the hashtag #ImNotKardashian.

Model Peyton Knight echoed the sentiment in her own Instagram Story, "This kinda disrespect towards other models who have NO NAME for themselves walking into the industry is disgusting. We don't get to 'choose' which shows to do," and added the hashtag #EndThePrivilege.

Kendall's representative has also explained her comments, stating, "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."

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