Like most of her family, Kendall Jenner has made many headlines over the years. While many have been related to her career as a supermodel, others have been linked to controversies and outrage. Between the backlash over Jenner’s tone-deaf Pepsi ad, the outraged over her promotional shoot for Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund, in which she rocked an “Afro-like” hairstyle, and the botched Fyre Festival, Jenner’s last two years have been trying, to say the least.
But now, in the wake of the resurfaced outrage over the 2017 festival, Jenner is finally breaking her silence about her involvement in promotion for the fraudulent event.
In an interview with the New York Times, Jenner opened up about the experience and what it’s taught her for the future.
“You get reached out to by people to, whether it be to promote or help or whatever, and you never know how these things are going to turn out,” Jenner told the publication. “Sometimes it’s a risk.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I can definitely do as much research as I can, but sometimes there isn’t much research you can do because it’s a starting brand and you kind of have to have faith in it and hope it will work out the way people say it will. You never really know what’s going to happen.”
Since the failed festival, which was initially billed as a luxurious event, festival co-founder Billy McFarland has been sentenced to six years in prison for frauding investors. The event has also become the focal point of two documentaries on Netflix and Hulu. Meanwhile, cofounder Ja Rule says he was also a victim of McFarland’s scams.