Kendall Jenner’s Vogue Shoot Has Dancers Fuming
Kendall Jenner may have just celebrated landing the biggest Vogue cover of the year, but things aren’t all good for her these days — she’s got possible bad blood between her and BFF Gigi Hadid, among other sticky situations. Appearing on a total of five (5!) Vogue covers around the world this fall, one shoot in particular is rubbing dancers the wrong way.
In Spanish Vogue, Kendall did what she usually does: puts on the gorgeous clothes she’s told to, poses this way and that way, and gives the camera a few sultry looks and perhaps one smile. Job done. But this time, her outfit included point shoes and her poses where those of a dancer’s. She tried, but the true ballerinas weren’t having it. At all.
Some were cool with Kendall, just not Kendall doing ballet.
Ok Kendall Jenner you're perf but you standing in those point shows at the bar just pissed off every ballerina, myself included
— Sammantha-Lynn (@_SammSammSamm) September 19, 2016
Every ballerina in the world is cringing so hard over Kendall Jenner's Spanish Vogue shoot.
— Mandy Fuller (@_Manda____) September 20, 2016
Kendall Jenner is hot and all but can she stop pretending to be a ballerina because… pic.twitter.com/wixQj2N3bi
— keely (@keelymckinneyy) September 20, 2016
Others wanted to know why they didn’t prep her.
I don't do ballet, but I can see why people would be pissed. My thing is, if you want Kendall, use her, just put her in a few classes lol. https://t.co/IPngdCFOI0
— Ajali (@itsajali) September 20, 2016
Some couldn’t care less.
PPL are seriously going off about Kendall Jenner's Vouge pics of her in ballet slippers and not having the right form. GET A HOBBY PEOPLE!
— ƙɛɩɩყ ƙą℘ơῳʂƙı (@jaimeleigh329) September 20, 2016
These "pro dancers" are upset at Kendall Jenner's ballet video for Vogue lol. Yeah, let's be all offended for the sake of being offended.
— February Anissa (@Aeonixxx) September 20, 2016
Others were totally offended.
— Racket (@RachCheeseBurg) September 20, 2016
Kendall Jenner's ballet photo shoot is literally SO offensive you can't just put on pointe shoes and go for it oh my god
— mackenzie (@macjohnson131) September 20, 2016
— Abigail Eberts (@AbigailEberts) September 20, 2016
And some were calling it downright appropriation.
— Adonis (@JusticeHartley) September 20, 2016
Frankly, they wanted to know why a ballerina couldn’t have just been the one to, ya know, do the ballet for the photoshoot.
I'm no dancer but come on Vogue if you wanted to showcase the beauty of ballet, pick a professional not Kendall Jenner
— Emily Ann Shaheen (@EmilyAnnShaheen) September 20, 2016
Why did Kendall Jenner do a ballet photo shoot INSTEAD OF AN ACTUAL BALLERINA.
— Kat (@KatherineWoods2) September 20, 2016
Vogue def messed up with Kendall Jenner as a ballerina. There are plenty who have worked their entire lives to be professional ballerinas.
— tiptoe potato (@bethyuh) September 19, 2016
If you want to have a ballerina model for Vogue, GET A REAL BALLERINA, not Kendall Jenner hanging onto the barre for dear life 😡
— ariana_venti (@ariannedavidow) September 20, 2016
While others were just, well, terrified by the entire thing.
I studied ballet for 18 years and Kendall's "ballet" video was far scarier to me than Universal Halloween Horror Nights.
— Aline (@FireworkDeLune) September 20, 2016
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(h/t Pop Sugar; photos via Mike Coppola/Getty)