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Kendall Jenner accused of punching a photographer

Lisa Fogarty


Lisa Fogarty

Lisa Fogarty has written numerous articles for USA Today, The Stir, Opposing Views and other publications. She has covered everything from red carpet events to the discovery of toxic PCBs on school windows. She lives on Long Island, N.Y....

The model reportedly lashed out at a photographer after he got too close to her

She's one of the biggest models in the industry — but Kendall Jenner isn't always comfortable with the attention she gets. 

As Fashion Week (more like month) winds down in Paris, the stress, sleepless nights and excitement may have taken its toll on one of the most famous models on the planet. Kendall Jenner reportedly punched a photographer in the face after he got a little too close to her and fellow model and best friend, Gigi Hadid.

The 20-year-old and Hadid, also 20, were exiting Paris nightclub L'Arc after a Fashion Week party Thursday night when a photographer apparently overstepped whatever invisible boundary is supposed to exist between paparazzi and celebs and angered the duo. Both Jenner and Hadid were spotted arguing with the cameraman outside of the club, and Jenner's manager and bodyguard attempted to hold them back and keep the fight contained.

And then all hell reportedly broke loose.

Wearing the blonde wig she sported in the Balmain Fall/Winter 2016 show, sources say Jenner's anger got the best of her and she punched the photographer in the face. No one from her camp has yet to comment on the specific incident, but Jenner has been vocal in the past, both in the press and on her website and app, about her fear of the paparazzi: "There are definitely moments when the paparazzi scare me," she wrote. "But I'm always more concerned about other people's safety, especially when they're driving. For example, if the paps run a red light — all twelve of them — and almost kill someone else, I'll definitely tell them off."

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I'm not advocating for celebrities to go around and physically assault anyone who ruffles their feathers, but I've heard of paparazzi who purposely go out of their way to insult or provoke celebrities, just to get a juicy photo of their reactions. Jenner and Hadid are still so young, despite how sophisticated their talented fashion and makeup teams make them look during Fashion Week. If this rumor is true, Jenner obviously felt threatened enough to strike out against this person, so I would withhold judgment until finding out what actually took place during their interaction.

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Then again, you can't go around and punch people, can you? That goes double if you're a Kardashian/Jenner and people are just waiting for you to mess up royally. The photographer in question was reportedly restrained and scolded for getting too close to Jenner and Hadid. No word yet on whether he'll file a complaint about the incident.

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