The Fyre Festival has officially become one of the largest organizational disasters of the year (if not decade), and it seems like everyone associated with the festival is attempting to backpedal away from the event as quickly as possible — or, in the case of Kendall Jenner, they’re simply pretending it never happened.
Kendall Jenner was one of several models who promoted the event on Instagram, and very likely influenced a fair portion of ticket sales.
As such, many have expected her to follow in the footsteps of fellow model-influencer, Bella Hadid, and issue some sort of apology to her fans for the music festival, which essentially fell to pieces. But, as her her radio silence following her controversial Pepsi ad indicates, apologizing is not Kendall’s strong suit.
Instead, she decided to respond to the criticism by … posting a topless selfie.
You know. Like you do.
The selfie not only featured a topless Kendall, it also showed off some boots which are the true epitome of conspicuous consumption.
There’s so much to unpack here: the shirking of reality, the sassy topless pose, the terrifying boots that are so tall they might as well be pants. It’s a heady melange of everything people love and loathe about Kendall Jenner.
I would like to take a moment to point out that this shirking of responsibility is part of what makes Kendall the least interesting of all the Kardashians. Typically, most members of the infamous Calabasas fame cult can be counted upon to at least make statements (okay, tweets) when they screw up or offend any of their devoted followers. Kendall just kind of shies away from taking responsibility for any of her ventures, and, in the face of any public backlash, will typically just delete her Instagram for a few weeks.
Everyone is allowed to their modicum of privacy, but Kendall’s inability to shrewdly navigate her notoriety or establish any sort of public voice seems somewhat symbolic of her position in the Kardashian family: a weird amalgam of both “sexy” and “boring.”