Kendall Jenner may receive few complaints over her bikini body, but the 24-year-old supermodel has sparked plenty of criticism when it comes to her thoughts on the novel coronavirus. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star made headlines this weekend as her COVID-19 infographic (appearing to downplay the virus’ severity) caused outrage from Italian model and social media influencer Chiara Ferragni.
Kendall’s weekend was spent in sunny Palm Springs, California. A video of the supermodel biking around in a red bikini, jeans, and a baseball cap now appears to have gone viral.
Kendall’s video quickly made The Daily Mail‘s headlines, with the British newspaper reminding readers of Chiara’s words as she slammed Jenner.
“For people who have such a huge voice, like Kendall Jenner, please don’t underestimate the problem. This is like a serious problem. It’s in my country and it’s going to be in so many different countries right now, so please say what is right and raise awareness.”
As you can see above, Kendall had shared an infographic from InfoIsBeautiful, showing that COVID-19 is statistically not a virus that cripples everyone who catches it.
Amid the various responses left to The Daily Mail’s report, users honed in on Kendall’s inforgraphic – it was shared by other celebrities including actress Kristen Bell.
Over 41 users upvoted the following comment.
“Mild= mild to pneumonia !! So mild doesnt mean Severe= hospitalised and need ventelator Critical= organ failure. So mild is far from being ‘mild'”
“Suppose Kendall got the virus and she passed it along to one of her young friends who then passed it on to her elderly grandparent and they died from it. Kendall would be responsible for her friend’s grandparent’s death because Kendall doesn’t think it’s that serious,” another wrote.
Elsewhere, users seemed out to give Kendall heat over her even mentioning the virus that has now been deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
“A KDS giving advice about c0rona? Please,” a user stated, although another quickly jumped in to defend Kendall, writing that she was “posting facts,” not handing out advice.
Kendall has, however, appeared in promo for the $129 “PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS” hoodies currently being sold by Scott Disick’s Talentless clothing line. The ex to Kourtney Kardashian recently dropped the merch.
Over in Kim Kardashian’s household, activity centering around the coronavirus has seen both panic and an adorable moment The 39-year-old makeup mogul made headlines for calling in a doctor after 35-year-old sister Khloe coughed – Kim then filmed her doctor alongside her sanitizing a gift for daughter North West
North herself offered a gift, though. The 6-year-old daughter to Kim and husband Kanye West built her parents a cardboard “quarantine fort” complete with doll figurines to represent her parents.
Kendall’s video was taken by “non-boyfriend” Fai Khadra. The model has not yet responded to the backlash.