"I was never one of those girls who would do, like, 30 shows a season or whatever the f**k those girls do. More power to ’em," Kendall said in an interview with Love magazine, explaining how selective she was with her shows.
"I had a million jobs, not only catwalks but everything else. The whole combination was very overwhelming and I started to freak out a little bit and needed to take a step back, she concluded.
As you can imagine, it did NOT go down well with other models, who have really worked hard for their careers.
Finally, Kendall has responded to the backlash.
"I was misrepresented in a recent interview over the wknd & it’s important to clarify the meaning. It was intended to be entirely complimentary but unfortunately, my words were twisted & taken out of context.I want to be clear. The respect that I have for my peers is immeasurable!" she began.
"I get to experience first hand their tireless commitment, their work ethic, the endless days, the lack of sleep, separation from family and friends, stress of traveling, the toll on physical and mental health, yet they still make it all look effortless and beautiful.
"I’m inspired by so many of these people i have had the good fortune to work alongside! There’s no way i could EVER hate on that i want everyone to win. SLAY ALWAYS."
"Cultivate kindness today and always," she concluded.