Kendall Jenner Claps Back At Haters Who Say She And Gigi Aren’t Supermodels
In a surprisingly personal post on her app this morning, Kendall Jenner finally weighed in on the very important debate that’s been puzzling and dividing the fashion world for almost a year now: whether she and Gigi Hadid should be considered supermodels or not.
See, the way you answer the question “are Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid supermodels?” says a lot about who you are.
If you answer yes, you’re probably a normal person, and if you answer no, you’re probably a 90s supermodel. Because they seem to be the only ones who are in the staunch “no” camp.
Allow us to explain. Over the past year, Kendall and Gigi have been not so subtly shaded by Naomi Campbell:
“I just feel my generation of women, like Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Claudia [Schiffer], we had to earn our stripes and take our stepping stones to get where we have gotten; to accomplish what we have achieved to this date. I kind of feel like, ‘My God, we’ve worked so hard and we are still working at it – then it just comes like that for them.’ But I sometimes believe easy come, easy go.”
By Rebecca Romijn:
“They are not true supermodels.”
And most recently by Stephanie Seymour.
“They are completely different than we were. Supermodels are sort of the thing of the past. They deserve their own title. [Kendall and Gigi] are beautiful girls, and I support all of them, but they need their own title.”
Asked what that title would be, Stephanie immediately responded, “Bitches of the moment! That would be a good title for them.” Damn.
Although both Kendall and Gigi have remained silent on this subject until now, Stephanie’s comment was apparently the straw that broke the camel’s back, inspiring Kendall Jenner to clap back. Here’s what she wrote:
“If you’re going to tell us not to be in ‘your moment,’ then don’t be in mine! But, if you choose to be a cyberbully, I’m going to stick up for myself… If people want to call Gigi and I supermodels now, it doesn’t take anything away from supermodels of the past. Obviously, I have so much respect for these women, but right now, we’re the models of this time. Significant? Maybe. Hardworking? For sure.”
Kendall then went on to say that after her time in the spotlight passes, she promises to be supportive of the new girls coming up.
“When I’m older, I’m going to be so nice to anyone who’s trying to do the same thing as me. There are other supermodels who give me tips and build up my confidence, sending me notes after a spread comes out, saying, ‘You’re killing it.’ That’s the classy way to behave and I fully intend on being a positive influence on anyone younger than me, my entire life.”
Honestly, it’s nice to see something so heartfelt and personal coming form Kendall, who’s easily the most guarded of the Kardashian clan.
Keep it up, KenKen. There’s nothing the people like more than a celebrity who knows how to throw down a mean clap back.