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...
Kendall Jenner has been having it pretty tough recently.
via: Getty ImagesIt 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.
via: Getty ImagesShe, 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 had an early introduction to fame and fortune...
via: Getty ImagesShe 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.
via: Getty ImagesThe 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.
From Burberry to Calvin Klein...
via: Getty ImagesThe social media star has received many accolades for her beauty.
However, things haven't always gone smoothly in her career.
Remember that Pepsi advert that almost wrecked her career?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 ill-judged ad faced worldwide criticism, and rightly so!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.
And, for her participation, Jenner paid the price.
Remember when Kendall Jenner thought she could put an end to political conflict by handing out cans of Pepsi and no… https://t.co/PTDNSOonny— yas (@yas)1546966591.0
Sadly, that was far from the only controversy she was involved in...
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 model walked the Marc Jacobs runway wearing dreadlocks.
via: Getty ImagesThe 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...
via: Getty ImagesBut it's not just on the catwalk where Kendall has caused a stir.
There’s one area in which she’s particularly prone to causing a stir – her fashion choices.
via: Getty ImagesFrom barely-there bikinis to controversial slogans, Kendall never fails to make the headlines.
With a strong following of 121 million on Instagram...
Kendall has been slammed for something completely different.
COVID-19 has proved to be more dangerous than we first thought.
via: Getty ImagesAccording to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronaviruses that had not been previously been identified in humans.
The virus primarily affects the respiratory system.
via: Getty ImagesAnd common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
But, in more severe cases...
via: Getty ImagesAnd 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.
It's an extremely deadly situation.
via: Getty ImagesAnd many have been asking the same thing – Where did this virus actually come from?
From conspiracy theories to eating challenges, we've heard it all.
via: Getty ImagesMany 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.
It only took a month for the World Health Organization to declare a global emergency...
via: Getty ImagesWhich was done in an attempt to combat the virus and enable countries to put in strict measures to prevent any further spread.
But one of the worst places to be hit is Italy.
via: Getty ImagesThe 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.
And Italian supermodel Chiarra Ferragni has been reporting on just how bad it actually is...
So when Kendall Jenner decided to post some "insensitive" statistics about the coronavirus on her Instagram, Chiarra couldn't help but call her out.
via: Instagram"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."
She was really passionate about the issue...
via: Instagram"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."
And then she directly called out Kendall Jenner after recalling her statistics post:
via: Instagram"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."
She also directly tagged Kendall in the post.
via: InstagramIn 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."
And it seems as if a lot of people agreed with Chiarra.
Dear Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and all the celeb that are posting graphics to underestimate Coronavirus and the… https://t.co/G5zfm5hXpz— Julia ☁️ (@Julia ☁️)1584085566.0
And this Italian user was also left angered.It is not something that should be taken so light-heartedly.
But things continued to get worse for Jenner as she posted yet another "blunder" on Instagram.
via: Getty ImagesWhile 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.
She posted this on her Instagram story:
via: InstagramAnd was immediately bombarded with hateful messages claiming she "should be at home."
After seeing all the messages, she was forced to respond to the backlash.
of course i’m staying home!! taking this quarantine v seriously... but also not a bad idea to get some fresh air as… https://t.co/73C9ayylnk— Kendall (@Kendall)1585099423.0