As much as it pains us, we must give Kendall Jenner some credit.
The 14-year old half-sister of Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian responded this week to the controversy surrounding her recent photo shoot. Instead of getting on some high horse and telling the world to focus on more important issues (we’re looking at you, Miley Cyrus), Kendall came across as mature and understanding of the situation.
“I am excited to be working as a model, doing what I love to do,” she told People. “My entire family was very supportive, though my dad was a bit concerned at first, he knows that I am responsible enough that I wouldn’t do anything I wasn’t ready to do, or didn’t want to do.”
“Going into this shoot, it was never my intention to be provocative or too racy. It was a beach shoot, and I was wearing beachwear. I am happy with my age, and am not trying to rush into anything too soon. I look forward to all the milestones my teens have to offer – Sweet 16, turning 18, and so on.”
We still believe Jenner should wait a few years before donning so few items of clothing in a nationally-published shoot.
But at least she recognizes the reasons behind the scandal and acknowledges that she’s barely even a teenager. Gotta give her – or the publicist behind this statement, really – props for handling the situation in such a straightforward manner.