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08/22/2018 12:28 pm ET

Kendall Jenner Responds To Criticism Over Controversial Modeling Comments

The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star insisted her respect for her peers "is immeasurable!"

Kendall Jenner responded Tuesday to the backlash over her comments about working as a model, claiming her words had been “twisted & taken out of context.” 

The reality star posted a series of tweets about the statements in a recent Love magazine interview that riled up her fellow models. The 22-year-old was speaking to Love about her experience in the industry, but her words seemed to lack awareness of her privilege. 

“I’m inspired by so many of these people i have had the good fortune to work alongside!” Jenner wrote in response to all the criticism. “There’s no way i could EVER hate on that.” 

In the Love interview, Jenner spoke about why she’d decided to take some time away from the runway

“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,” she said. “The whole combination was very overwhelming, and I started to freak out a little bit and needed to take a step back.” 

Some of Jenner’s fellow models took issue with the statements. Jac Jagaciak, who, like Jenner, has walked for Victoria’s Secret, expressed anger and urged Jenner to “get in touch with the real world,” while Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Vita Sidorkina-Morabito said she had “no words.”

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