Kendall Jenner is many things: beautiful, famous, rich. One thing she’s not is a ballerina. She looks almost like one, though probably less muscular. The only problem is that the girl can’t dance! If you want to dress Kendall up as a ballerina and take some photos, probably no one would notice or care, but in a video for Vogue Spain, she’s not only wearing the costume she’s trying to deliver the moves. She definitely can’t.
Some of the backlash seems a little inside-baseball. If you’re not a dancer you might not be able to tell that Kendall isn’t either. But actual dancers are tweeting at Vogue and Kendall to get those shoes off and stop equating what they do with her testimony that she loves, “doing...stupid stuff...walking around; being able to be free.”
Even Dance Mom’s star Abby Lee Miller took a minute to criticize Kendall’s momager for never getting the girl dance lessons, writing, “I don’t make it a habit of commenting on all the dancers that post pics with incorrect technique. I would never get anything else done! But I cannot be a fan of this shoot. There are so many amazing dancers in the world…Kendall Jenner is not one of them! Shame on Momager Kris Jenner!!! She never made these kids take dance class. She better get North West to the @aldcstudiola before it’s too late!”
But many also pointed out that it’s unlikely Kendall picked out her look or did anything aside from what she was asked to. After all, she’s a model and sometimes models wear clothes that have nothing to do with who they are. Like trained ballerinas.