Kendall Jenner breaks silence on her influencer role for FYRE
When Fyre Festival went down in flames in 2017, angry fans came at the models used in the festival’s first and only promotional video with pitchforks. Among those were Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, and Emily Ratajkowski, who were all indicted to speak in court on their involvement and who all gave public apologies about their involvement.
Victoria Secret supermodel Kendall Jenner has to this point remained completely silent. While the 23-year-old Kardashian mogul did not appear in the misleading promotional video, she was paid $250,000 to promote Fyre in a single Instagram post. All Jenner did was post an orange tile on her Instagram feed to announce the festival lineup, which included artists from G.O.O.D Music, brother-in-law Kanye West’s record label. Apparently, Jenner’s influencer role was so powerful that it would almost immediately sell out the festival.
Now, after months of fans wanting answers, Jenner spoke about her Fyre involvement in a recent New York Times interview, which shows how she was one of many who were duped by the serial fraudster known as Billy MacFarland.
“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, sometimes it’s a risk,” Jenner told the Times. “I 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.”
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