Some fans are not happy with Kendall Jenner after she posted a video showing off her “wingspan” on Tuesday, January 28. The reality star took to social media and uploaded a selfie video of herself standing in front of a bathroom mirror moving one arm up and down. Fans were quick to slam the 24-year-old model for appearing to allude to an aircraft too soon after basketball star Kobe Bryant‘s death.
On Sunday, January 26, the 41-year-old Los Angeles Lakers player and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were traveling in his private helicopter in Calabasas, CA when the aircraft allegedly went down and a fire broke out, reports have said. Emergency personnel responded, however, none of the nine passengers on board survived.
Kendall’s video was posted only two days after the tragedy and some of her 122 million Instagram followers felt it was too soon for her to post the video, alongside the caption “wingspan.”
“That’s kind of inappropriate considering what just happened,” one fan commented. Another added, “Wow! I knew the Kardashian’s were dumb as f**k but this is just a step too far. Helicopter arms??? Are you actually serious?!”
A third said, “Your Instagram page needs to be shut down. Why would you post a long limbed NBA player-like video. And caption it this?”
Others defended Kendall and said that some Instagram users were going too far.
“Helicopters don’t even have wings,” a fan wrote and another said, “Get over it you know she wasn’t referring to that.”
On Wednesday, January 29, Kendall appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and explained why she posted the video.
“I’m not even doing anything,” she told host Ellen DeGeneres. “I don’t know, I have a really long wingspan and I just felt like people should know. It’s so random, but it’s hysterical.”
As fans know, this wasn’t the first time Kendall was slammed on social media recently. On January 21, 2020 fans noticed that the model was using a prong collar to train her new pup Pyro and called her out for using a dog collar that can reportedly cause “pain and suffering” for the animal.
“Either you train that dog properly with love or you get [yourself] a dog trainer who will help you with it,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “Or you give that dog away to someone who will truly take care of him… She has the money to do all that.”
“Those tools treat the symptoms, while science-based training treats the root problem. I’ve been a behaviorist for five years and there is no excuse good enough to ever use these tools. Not one.”
Kendall has yet to respond to the fans’ backlash.
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