When Kendall Jenner stepped onto the red carpet at the 75th Golden Globes in a flamboyant black gown, people were perplexed. Rubbing shoulders with the Hollywood elite, all of whom had worked incredibly hard to have been invited to the exclusive event, nobody could quite understand how the reality star-turned-supermodel fitted into the occasion.
A barrage of cruel comments began to appear online in which people questioned if the 22-year-old was there to collect a prize for her ill-fated and highly controversial Pepsi commercial, which was arguably one of the most talked about productions of the year. But while the comments regarding why Jenner, the highest paid model in the world, was at the event may have been justified – it transpired she was invited by Vogue magazine – the malicious messages about her acne were not. Despite her daring black dress which revealed her long legs, the model couldn’t draw attention away from her skin, which was exhibiting several rogue lumps and bumps. The usually flawless model, who has previously been called out for editing her pictures on Instagram, unintentionally accessorized her look with a constellation of spots on her cheek and chin, which the harsh lights of the paparazzi cameras only highlighted.
Unable to be concealed by her makeup – which had undoubtedly been done by a professional – the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star revealed that she too is only human. But that didn’t stop vindictive users online from shaming the California-born model for her appearance. “Her face looks so rough and you can’t call that a model,” wrote one Twitter user. Rather than allow the hateful messages to interfere with her night, Jenner took to Twitter to fight back – an unexpected move considering that she refused to initially comment on the scandal of her Pepsi commercial. In response, Jenner retweeted a fan who had passionately written: “Ok but @KendallJenner showing up and strutting her acne while looking a gorgeous star is what every girl needs to understand.” Adding her own voice to the message, which she evidently endorsed, Jenner typed: “Never let that sh-t stop you!” The tweet has now been liked more than 60,000 times by fans who were left appalled by hate-filled messages the Victoria’s Secret model was receiving. “Acne & pimples are normal. why are people so surprised?” one fan questioned, while another typed: “People are really trying to come for Kendall Jenner for having acne at the Golden Globes like it’s not something most of us deal with……. newsflash world IT’S OKAY FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE BAD SKIN!!!!!!” Others were quick to point out that the most alarming thing about Jenner’s appearance was not her acne, but actually, her lips, which were dramatically inflated in comparison to her usual self. Clearly inspired by the rest of her family (namely, her younger sister Kylie), Jenner appears to have had her lips cosmetically enhanced, although she is yet to confirm undergoing any procedure. Maybe she just attempted the “Kylie Jenner Challenge” before leaving the house? “Kendall Jenner stepped out on that red carpet with some acne and textured skin so we wouldn’t talk about her lips,” wrote one conspiratorial Twitter user. “Kendall Jenner was a 10/10 before she got her lips done,” wrote another. Meanwhile, another user comically suggested that “Kendall Jenner’s lips are also pregnant,” referencing the fact that several other members of the Kardashian/Jenner clan are confirmed to be with child or currently suspected to be pregnant. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of Kendall or not, it is hard not to feel sorry for the model who clearly cannot catch a break! Everyone has acne, so should she really be shamed for it? Absolutely not. You keep doing you, Kendall.