Models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid not only walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris on Wednesday, they also had the privilege of walking with wings. And while it might seem like a small detail, walking with wings is considered a pretty big deal for models in the show, because not all of them are outfitted with a pair. The wings are usually given to seasoned veterans like Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, who have both worked with the lingerie brand for years and are most often associated with it.
Also, while many models consider it an honor to wear them during the highly anticipated show, it’s worth noting that the wings are incredibly heavy and can extend to up to seven feet, making them quite difficult to walk with.
And so, naturally, with Jenner and Hadid’s wing status this year came disgruntled Victoria’s Secret fans who didn’t believe the two young models had earned the right to wear them. Users took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the matter.
kendall jenner and Gigi Hadid do not deserve wings. What a mess.
— tori (@screwuharry) November 30, 2016
Unpopular opinion: Kendall Jenner & GiGi Hadid are average models, not angels and shouldn't have gotten wings
— Lil Saint Lit ???? (@tstackzzzzzz) November 30, 2016
Can you believe they gave KENDALL JENNER wings?! NO.
— Rachel (@sparksflyred13) November 30, 2016
Kendall Jenner did not deserve wings, one she isnt even an angel and this is only her second year. The industry kisses her overrated ass smh
— ᴍᴀʏᴀ (@thiccaffleck) November 30, 2016
One user took issue with the fact that certain models for the brand who have been awarded “Angel” status in the past did not walk with wings, while Jenner did.
The fact that Martha Hunt that is a angel didn't get wings and Kendall Jenner got 2 is honestly disgusting #VSFS2016
— mariana (@jhoernals) November 30, 2016
They didn't give wings to actual Angels and Kendall Jenner got 2? Wtf #VSFS2016
— alessia (@rxvenprincess) November 30, 2016
I hate Kendall Jenner. Not because she's a Jenner/Kardashian but because she gets wings and THE supermodels don't. A mess. #VSFS2016
— Mona (@PowerTaylena) November 30, 2016
Another user — whose comments have been retweeted more than 1,400 times — questioned why Jenner’s wings were so much larger than veteran supermodel Adriana Lima’s this year.
— ㅤ (@yaazuss) November 30, 2016
The ruckus over whether or not the new supermodels are suitable wearers of wings is almost expected, given their fame. But while we can all obsess over the size of their wings and how the celeb duo looked in them, we’ll have to wait till the show airs on Dec. 5 to check out the quality of their struts.