June 2, 2015
The last time we heard from Kendall Jenner, she was dishing on trashy tattoos after her gig as a Wall Street Journal columnist. I know, I'm as shocked as anyone that it was only a one-shot deal. Who knows what kind of cultural and financial insights hide beneath her stick straight hair? Not us, and I guess we never will. The last time we heard from Kylie Jenner, the younger one with the better body but not as good face, was, uh... I have no idea. I don't click on those posts, tbh. But now, what we know for sure is that both Jenner girls kind of, almost sat for an interview with Ruby Warrington of The Sunday Times (subscription), and they had some things to say (when they weren't texting, at least). The interview time was cut short, as both sisters were "tired," which Warrington generously attributed to 3:30 pm being "prime after school slump time" (neither Kendall nor Kylie go to school, and haven't for some time). Kendall got started on the subject of social media:
“I think social media has taken over for our generation,” Kendall admits. “It’s a big part of our lives and it’s kind of sad,” she adds, her big cat eyes the liquid brown of an undulating chocolate fountain. “I hate it sometimes, like, I literally want to throw my phone so I can’t look at it. It’s all a made-up world if you think about it. Social media, everything, this interview, everything. It’s not real."
How did she learn that? Some ancient Thai wisdom, of course.
“We had a two-hour drive from the airport to where we were staying, and I’d left my phone in my bag, so I didn’t touch it the whole way. I looked out the window at everything, and I saw people who live in huts and have dogs that were, like, withering away. And all their food, meat, was hanging in front of their house. It was very sad."
That is very sad, and also very real. Unlike the social media she so despises, which has I guess fakely, in both direct and tangential ways, promoted Kendall Jenner as a "model" (I put it in quotes because we all know that deep down, she belongs back in that columnist role). That fake social media I guess also didn't help Kylie promote herself and earn endorsement deals such that she could purchase a very comfortable home at age 17. I guess it's been nothing but hard work, grit and determination for the Jenner girls this whole time.
Kudos to Kylie and Kendall for letting us in on the conspiracy theory that is "social media.".