Kendall Jenner is no stranger to controversy. In fact, some argue that that’s pretty much what she relies on for her career.
But this time, she may have taken it too far with her posts about the coronavirus. First, it was all the false evidence, and now, according to some fans, she’s just being plain “stupid.” It was so bad that the whole of Twitter had to call out her actions…
But she has now responded to all the hate with some straight facts…
It seems as if people just can’t understand why she does some ridiculous things sometimes. However, on this particular occasion, we might have all got it wrong…
Read on to find out why.
You might know Kendall from the hit reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
She, along with her family, give us hour-long and drama-filled episodes that boast how wealthy they are, while simultaneously providing us with dramatic, yet entertaining content.
She was barely a teen when she started featuring on the smash-hit reality show.
And a few years on, Kendall now has one of the most recognizable faces in the modeling world.
The supermodel has crafted quite an impressive resume over the years since her first appearance on KUWTK – it feels as though there isn’t a major cover that she hasn’t featured on or a high fashion show that she hasn’t walked in.
The social media star has received many accolades for her beauty.
Considering she stays relatively low-key when it comes to Keeping Up With The Kardashians, it looks like her lucrative modeling adventures have been far from plain sailing.
In 2017, the world watched, appalled, as Kendall Jenner brought a social justice protest to an end with one simple act – handing the police officer a can of Pepsi.
As problematic goes, this was definitely up there
The controversial commercial, which was promptly pulled following the backlash, insinuated that all the problems could be brought to a harmonious end with a can of the sugary soda – or, at least, that’s the logic that we were presented with.
But in a world wherein these are real issues affecting real people, the ad just appeared to distastefully trivialize the demonstrations fighting for good causes such as Black Lives Matter.
Both Kendall and Pepsi apologized for the ad, but it looked like, as far as countless people online were concerned, the damage had already been done.
Soon after, Kendall addressed the issue further on KUWTK, where viewers watched her get emotional over the backlash, telling older sister Kim, “It feels like my life is over.”
The supermodel has previously hit the headlines multiple times because of her hair.
Now, you may be thinking “hair is just hair, how can it possibly be problematic?”
Well, it can be…
Especially when you consider cultural appropriation – AKA the adoption of elements of one culture by members of another culture, which can often spark controversy when a socially dominant culture takes from a disadvantaged minority culture.
The questionable fashion show saw a whole host of mostly white models, including Jenner’s bestie, Gigi Hadid, and, of course, Kendall Jenner herself, donning pastel-colored, wool dreadlocks.
So it’s safe to say that a modeling career can come with its fair share of problems…
But it’s not just on the catwalk where Kendall has caused a stir.
From barely-there bikinis to controversial slogans, Kendall never fails to make the headlines.
Kendall can pretty much post what she wants, but it seems to always backfire on her.
Kendall has been slammed for something completely different.
We are currently in the midst of a global pandemic with the coronavirus and it has already claimed the lives of thousands of people.
According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronaviruses that had not been previously been identified in humans.
And common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
And mainly in patients who are elderly and have existing health issues, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
And many have been asking the same thing – Where did this virus actually come from?
Many different theories have been proposed, but it is now widely believed to have originated from the sale of meat from wild animals, especially bats, where the virus has been discovered in the past.
Which was done in an attempt to combat the virus and enable countries to put in strict measures to prevent any further spread.
The entire country has been placed on lockdown and citizens have been advised not to leave their homes because of how fast the disease is spreading in the area.
She claimed that when Italians first heard about the disease, they just thought it would be like the flu and that it would be gone within a week or two, but after the lockdown, they realized just how serious the issue was.
In an Instagram post, she wrote this: “The situation is really getting out of control because there are so many complications connected to this disease, especially breathing problems.”
“I read so many bad comments and so many jokes about coronavirus saying, ‘It’s just a f****** flu.’ And guys, I can assure you, it’s not just a f****** flu. It might be for some people, but for so many others, it gives so many complications.”
“If so many people get sick at the same time like it’s happening in Italy, the hospital will collapse because we don’t have enough intensive care units and breathing machines to help everybody — even young people that have complications. The problem here is not the mortality rate.”
“It’s so important to spread the right messages right away and raise awareness. People that have such a huge voice like Kendall Jenner, please don’t underestimate the problem.”
In other posts she wrote this: “From a huge voice, comes a huge responsibility. I’m trying my best to help my country and do what’s right for the people because I feel it’s my responsibility. Please do the same.”
This user was just as passionate as Chiarra about the issue at hand.
It is not something that should be taken so light-heartedly.
While everyone is in self-isolation mode, it seemed as if Twitter thought the supermodel had other plans on how she was going to spend her time.
And was immediately bombarded with hateful messages claiming she “should be at home.”
She tweeted this: “of course i’m staying home!! taking this quarantine v seriously… but also not a bad idea to get some fresh air as long as you keep a safe distance from others and follow all guidelines 🙂 everyone stay healthy.”
So she is practicing social-distancing, but she just needed some air, guys. Don’t worry!
It is no laughing matter as the death rates reach over 22,000 globally. Other countries such as Spain and France and the United Kingdom have gone into lockdown.
Please stay safe and look after each other.