There’s no doubt that momager Kris Jenner is a beast. But it’s time for Kendall Jenner to fire her and move on with her career.
Jenner is currently facing yet another backlash after appearing on the cover of the 10th-anniversary issue of Vogue India. Fans attacked the cover because they felt that the issue should have featured an Indian woman and that by promoting a white woman, they were reinforcing the American ideals of beauty such as light skin. And with no shortage of amazing Indian stars (ahem, Priyanka Chopra) there was no reason that they could have gotten a recognizable face for the issue.
It seems like Kendall is just finding herself in an endless parade of career-gaffes, from her Pepsi-fail commercial to her ballet spread for Vogue Spain. Perhaps it’s time she finds a new manager.
We’re not saying that Kris Jenner isn’t talented because she clearly is. She’s brilliant at making something out of nothing — she is, after all, the one who turned Kim Kardashian’s sex tape with Ray J into a booming career. She’s also helped Kylie turn her two-minute role on Keeping Up with the Kardashians into a huge makeup empire and now her own spinoff show.
The problem is that Kendall isn’t like her sisters. Unlike Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Kylie, Kendall is pursuing a slightly more traditional career path. Although she does have her own app, Kendall is the least likely to merchandise her name and profit from her reality persona. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that). And let’s be honest, that’s just not Kris’ forte.
Not to mention that Kris’ lavish lifestyle is rather out-of-touch with today’s trend of young celeb women who want to come across as relatable and down-to-Earth, Think Selena Gomez and her honest interviews about her struggles with staying true to her identity.
Jenner is obviously doing well — she has 80 million Instagram followers so it’s not like her career is in jeopardy or anything. But if she truly wants to take it to the next level, it might be time to seek new management.
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.