Khloé Kardashian and Kendall Jenner defend making money moves!
In an interview with the New York Times published over the weekend, the Kardashian-Jenner family — including Kim, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris, and Kylie Jenner — discuss their various business deals, including their most controversial endorsements.
In the piece, the Revenge Body host was asked about comments made by frequent KarJenner critic, Jameela Jamil.
Last month, after True Thompson‘s mom shared a sponsored post for weight loss shakes, The Good Place actress wrote to her:
“If you’re irresponsible to: a) own up to the fact that you have a personal trainer, nutritionist, probable chef, and a surgeon to achieve your aesthetic, rather than this laxative product… And b) tell them the side effects of this NON-FDA approved product, that most doctors are saying aren’t healthy. Side effects such as… cramping, stomach pains, diarrhea and dehydration… Then I guess I have to. It’s incredibly awful that this industry bullied you until you became this fixated on your appearance. That’s the media’s fault. But now please don’t put that back into the world, and hurt other girls, the way you have been hurt. You’re a smart woman. Be smarter than this.”
In response, KoKo — who the author noted was “fresh from a workout” — said she has never hired a chef. While she does have a personal trainer, she posts her exercises on Snapchat for everyone to view.
While she is aware that not everyone can afford one-on-one fitness sessions, the 34-year-old explained:
“Well, listen, I am showing you what to do, silly person, 15 repetitions, three times, here’s the move.”
Momager Kris added:
“I don’t live in that negative energy space… Ninety percent of people will be really excited about the family and the journey and who we are.”
In the interview, Khloé also revealed that, nowadays, she tries to forge “authentic” partnerships as opposed to her past business deals.
“I think in the beginning of our careers we got really excited like ‘OMG, a brand wants me!’ and sometimes it might not be an alignment with things you believe in… You step into this whirlwind and this whole life and for the past five, six years, at least, we’ve been very particular about what we do and very authentic — I know that word is so overused.’”
Needless to say, Jamil was NOT impressed with their response. On Sunday, the thespian mocked their interview by writing on Twitter:
If you can’t see the pic, it says:
“Essentially, ‘f**k the young, impressionable people, or those struggling with eating disorders, we want the money.’ I have been given these same opportunities to flog this stuff, and I don’t do it, so they don’t have to. Thank you, next.’”
As for Kendall, the model defended her partnership with Fyre Festival, the disastrous 2017 music extravaganza founded by current-inmate Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule.
According to court documents obtained by ET in January, the 23-year-old’s company was paid $275,000 for services including promoting the festival on Insta.
“You get reached out to by people to, whether it be to promote or help or whatever, and you never know how these things are going to turn out, sometimes it’s a risk… I definitely do as much research as I can, but sometimes there isn’t much research you can do because it’s a starting brand and you kind of have to have faith in it and hope it will work out the way people say it will… You never really know what’s going to happen.”
Yeesh. Hopefully the KarJenners will learn from their past mistakes!
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]