Kendall Jenner’s ‘Most Raw Story’ to Help People Disappoints Everyone
Kendall Jenner may not be the highest-grossing member of her family, but she is raking in big bucks as a supermodel. Kendall earned $22.5 million in 2018, making her the highest-paid model of the year. While she is used to turning heads with her stunning beauty and risque fashion choices on and off the catwalk, the reality star and model usually keeps her private life under wraps.
Fans took notice when momager Kris Jenner shared a clip on Instagram on Saturday, showing Kendall talking about something that happened to her when she was 14 years old. Kris teased that Kendall would be revealing her vulnerable side to the world and praised the reality star and model for sharing her “most raw story” with her fans.
Kris’ announcement motivated Kendall’s more than 100 million Instagram followers and 27 million Twitter followers, who flocked to Kendall’s social media accounts Sunday night to see what the notoriously private star was going to share.
What was Kendall Jenner’s big story about?
never let that shit stop you! ✨ https://t.co/uXlqwJxTPf
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) January 8, 2018
As promised, Kendall took to Twitter Sunday night to make a personal announcement. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star took to Twitter to recount her struggles with acne. According to Kendall, she has struggled with acne breakouts since she was 14 years old. However, her appearance at the 2018 Golden Globes thrust her skin into the spotlight.
Recalling the event, Kendall explained that she felt so good about her hair, dress, and makeup that she forgot about her bad skin. Only after the event was over did Kendall remember, when negative comments began flooding her social media accounts. Soon, Kendall experienced an outpouring of support from her fans.
The timing of Kendall Jenner’s announcement
Many fans found Kendall’s acne to be relatable. Others applauded the star for showing young girls that a woman can have flaws and still be beautiful. After choosing to embrace her acne, Kendall was inspired by her fans’ support and decided to partner with Proactiv.
According to Proactiv’s Charles Ressler, Kendall tried the product for several months to make sure it was right for her before she committed to a partnership with the company. Her announcement came one year to the day from her 2018 Golden Globes appearance.
Why are Kendall Jenner’s fans disappointed with her big announcement?
I’m so proud of my darling @KendallJenner for being so brave and vulnerable. Seeing you share her most raw story in order to make a positive impact for so many people and help foster a positive dialogue is a testament to the incredible woman you’ve become. pic.twitter.com/rJUXdN2Wmq
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) January 5, 2019
With hashtags like #bethechange and telling fans to “prepare to be moved,” fans are accusing Kris of overhyping Kendall’s announcement as well. The Kardashian-Jenner family rarely shies away from tough subjects, so fans feel that Kendall’s announcement paled in comparison to the experiences her siblings have shared over the years.
Kim Kardashian used KUWTK to share with fans how she felt after being robbed at gunpoint during the October 2016 robbery in Paris. Viewers listened and watched in horror as Kim recalled the terrifying moment when she realized she was being robbed. During the robbery, the star feared she was about to be raped and possibly murdered as armed robbers forced the hotel’s concierge to unlock the door to Kim’s room and then demanded cash and jewelry from the star. Kardashian even revisited the topic one year later to explain the effects the robbery has had on her life.
In 2018, fans’ hearts broke for Khloe Kardashian as the heavily pregnant star found out about boyfriend Tristan Thompson’s cheating scandal just days before she gave birth to their daughter, True Thompson, in April. When KUWTK aired footage of the family coming together to cope with the scandal and help Khloe through her labor and delivery, Khloe took to Twitter to discuss the episodes with fans as they aired in real time.
In light of the #MeToo movement and the almost constant media speculation about Kendall’s sexuality, fans were expecting Kendall to share something much more personal. Disgruntled fans aired their grievances on Twitter, dragging the star for her announcement, which left many fans underwhelmed.