Kendall Jenner is to blame for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show no longer being televised, claims one of the tabloids. According to the magazine, the model “killed” the annual event. Gossip Cop, however, can exclusively debunk the bogus story.
Earlier this month, it was announced the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will no longer air on television after a nearly two-decade tradition. Now the National Enquirer contends Jenner is somehow responsible for the show being pulled from the airways. A supposed source tells the outlet that execs for the fashion brand are “devastated” that working with the highest-paid model in the world “didn’t save the day.”
The alleged insider continues, “Victoria’s Secret has made stars out of lots of models. But now, the company has decided to end the show, and fingers are being pointed towards Kendall.” The seemingly phony tipster adds, “It is not just her, but everything she represents. There was a time when the world’s biggest models walked in the Victoria’s Secret show. Now you have reality stars!”
The tabloid’s story doesn’t even make much sense. After initially claiming that execs brought in Jenner to “save the day,” the outlet then changes course and asserts they believe she ruined the prestige of the show by being a “reality star.” In the world of that magazine, Victoria’s Secret was desperate for Jenner to save their show, but the company also believes that as a reality star she sullied their brand. The premise is fairly convoluted.
Regardless, the publication’s narrative is entirely false. Earlier this month, the New York Times published an article detailing why the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will no longer be televised. The chief executive of the fashion brand’s parent company, L Brands, said the company had been “taking a fresh look at every aspect of our business” in the past few months, and felt the brand “must evolve and change to grow.”
The chief executive continued, “We have decided to re-think the traditional Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Going forward we don’t believe network television is the right fit.” The exec further noted the company would launch “a new kind of event” on different platforms in the future. No additional details were provided, but this presumably means the fashion show could start airing online or on streaming services.
Meanwhile, Gossip Cop ran the Enquirer‘s story by Jenner’s spokesperson, who called it “absurd” and assured us the decision to take the fashion show off network TV had “nothing to do with Kendall.” It’s worth noting this isn’t the first time we’ve had to bust the publication for making up a story surrounding the model’s involvement in the event.
Back in 2016, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for falsely claiming Jenner acted “like a diva” at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Prior to that, we debunked a story from the tabloid’s sister outlet, In Touch, which alleged Jenner was “snubbed” by the other models at the fashion show. This latest report about Victoria’s Secret and Jenner is similarly untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.