Kendall Jenner On How She Tackles Online Negativity And Instagram Haters

In the worlds of Taylor Swift, haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate....

You might look at Kendall Jenner’s 43.3 million followers, beautiful posts and the fact that she even wins the prize for the most-liked Instagram picture of 2015 and think that she has the perfect social media life. But in fact, the reality is different.

In a post on her website entitled ‘Staying Positive: My Outlook On Social Media’, Kendall addressed the constant criticism and negativity she receives on Instagram and Twitter, saying it bothers her enough to put her phone away every time she reads ‘a mean one’.

‘I have to admit, I’ll randomly catch myself looking at comments on Instagram and Twitter, but the second I see a mean one, I literally just put my phone away and forget about it,’ Kendall wrote.

‘When you’re being looked at under such a microscope, you try to be aware of what you post – you go over it a million times before posting to make sure it’s okay,’ she said. ‘So in reality, I know it’s not a bad photo, but someone’s going to say something mean anyway. They’re just bored. You just have to remember that it’s them, not you.’


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But Kendall said the haters spur her on to be better in her life and career.

‘But I’ve gotten to a place where the negative feedback can just totally fuel me to be even better,’ she added. ‘I think that’s how my career got started in a way – like an “I wanted to prove them wrong” kind of thing because no one ever thought I could do what I’m doing right now.’

Well, Kendall’s certainly proved the haters wrong, with her catwalk campaigns for a whole array of fashion designers – but it’s still disheartening to know that so many people will go out of their way to write horrible comments on people’s social media accounts, celebrity or not.

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