Kendall Jenner's Fat Shaming Is Bad News for Everyone

September 22, 2014 7:55 PM

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Kendall Jenner's Fat Shaming Is Bad News for Everyone

Kendall Jenner is proving one fashion show at a time that her modeling career should be taken seriously. In New York, she walked the Diane Von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs shows, in Milan she appeared in Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana, and the burgeoning “it’ girl is sure to show up in shows at the upcoming Paris Fashion Week. But despite the fact that the fashion industry is viewing Jenner as a star on the rise, the media doesn’t seem to agree. The 18-year-old has been the subject of bullying claims and fat shaming in story after story, and the attention is not only damaging to the young adult herself, but also to her peers, admirers, and others, as well.

The latest issue of the Australian tabloid Famous magazine printed a cover story with a photo of Jenner in a bikini at the Tommy Hilfiger show, claiming that she’s been accused of being “too fat for runway,” and agents are pressuring her to lose 8 kilograms, or about 17 pounds. Images of the “Keepin...

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