Kendall Jenner Explains Billboard Awards Flub — Do You Believe Her?

Mon, May 19, 2014 9:11am EDT by 26 Comments 36,923 Article Views

Kendall Jenner is laughing off her Billboard Music Awards mishap on social media, but is her excuse legit? Click inside to find out what Kendall claims is the reason for her confusing 5 Seconds of Summer with One Direction is.

Kendall Jenner, 18, wants everyone to know that she can, in fact, read — and she has taken to social media to defend her Billboard Music Awards mishap.

Kendall Jenner Blames Billboard Awards Flub On Contacts

Poor Kendall!

The stylish model took the stage at the MGM Grand on May 18 to introduce up-and-coming boyband, 5 Seconds of Summer. However, she completely misread the teleprompter and started to introduce them as One Direction instead. Yikes!

Kendall Jenner Skipped Rehearsals Before Billboard Awards Mistake

Kendall was mortified over her mistake and at one point even tried to duck out of the frame, but it was too late. The damage was done.

Kendall Jenner: Your Billboard Awards Flub Excuse Is Lame

After the internet went wild claiming that Kendall didn’t know how to read, she decided to explain her flub on Twitter. Who needs a publicist, anyway?

“Anndddd as if I wasn’t nervous already!!!! #NeverLeavinMyContactsAtHomeAgain! #LOL #LessonLearned,” she tweeted.

Hmm. I don’t know if we’re buying this one, Kendall. HollywoodLife.com asked quite a few different eye contact wearers if they ever forget their lenses at home, especially for such a major event, and each one of them said absolutely not!

It is no secret that Kendall used to date One Direction’s Harry Styles, so we think the new boyband reminded her of her former beau.

Kendall & Kylie Jenner Set To Host MuchMusic Awards

We sure hope that Kendall is able to put this reading mishap behind her, especially since she is about to co-host an entire awards show with her sister, Kylie Jenner, 16.

Kendall and Kylie will share hosting duties of the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 15 in Canada.

There are going to be a LOT of teleprompters to read that night, so these two better practice, practice, practice!

Hopefully, 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction will wear name tags so Kendall doesn’t get them confused again. (Just kidding!)

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you believe Kendall’s contact lenses excuse? Do you think she’s still crushing on 1D’s Harry? Let us know your thoughts below!

– Lauren Cox

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SMR

Posted at 10:49 PM on May 20, 2014  

She just stupid and uneducated like her sisters! They can’t help it!

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Bianca

Posted at 3:11 PM on May 28, 2014  

Totally agree! All they care about is looks.

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Kendall Dumb

Posted at 8:29 AM on May 20, 2014  

Dumb piece of ass. Please go to school. Learn to read. Then try going to awards shows again. Hahaha

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anonymosme

Posted at 8:38 PM on May 19, 2014  

What a sorry ass excuse for a stupid, immature bitch who can’t read!! Guess pimp mommy didn’t do her job!!! Wonder how the other Jenner would have done reading. That whole family is f###ed up!!!!!!! As I said before, get the hell off the planet and take all the kartrashians with you. If Harry was smart, he would keep FAR and clear of you, your just a. Younger version of your FATASS hobag sister Kim.

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Callie

Posted at 2:28 PM on May 19, 2014  

She had one job and that was to know who she was introducing. She didn’t need contacts, a teleprompter or even reading skills, she just needed to know the name of the band 5 seconds of summer. Total fail!

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Michelle

Posted at 2:21 PM on May 19, 2014  

The award show that she’s supposed to co-host with her sister needs to think twice, or make sure she had improved her stage fright and ability to read a teleprompter, and make sure she don’t forget her contacts this time! ROFLMAO

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Samantha

Posted at 2:04 PM on May 19, 2014  

Maybe she left her brain sitting next to her contacts at home. Does anyone take responsibility for their actions anymore or does everyone have to think of some excuse as to why they messed up, were late, forgot to pick something up, etc., Is it so hard to say, oops that went badly and learn form it? These excuses are nothing more than lack of responsibility and accountability. No one who wears contacts would leave them at home, she needed to just say oops big screw up and move on, no big deal, but typical of a narcissistic born with a silver spoon in her mouth, nothing is ever her fault, so lets blame the contacts. Someone didn’t teach this girl right, sad but true.

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Michelle

Posted at 2:32 PM on May 19, 2014  

I wouldn’t have even thought twice about that mess up, it happens. The excuse is what had me smdh, really contacts?

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Leslie

Posted at 1:57 PM on May 19, 2014  

Since when do contacts cause a memory lapse and make you forget who your introducing? If she had them in she would have remembered who she was introducing? You don’t need contacts to remember the group your introducing, you just need a brain.

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Molly

Posted at 1:53 PM on May 19, 2014  

I wear contacts so I know that is a bunch of bologna. Anyone who wears contacts would know that excuse is ridiculous, but there are gullible people in the world who will give this poor girl some sympathy for leaving her contacts at home. Either way she’s proved she’s an idiot for either “forgetting” she needs her contacts to see, or an idiot who just left them at home. Wow, are there people out there that would actually believe that nonsense? The excuse was worse than the mess up. She should have just laughed it off as nerves and a learning experience, but the contact excuse made her look worse.

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Dan

Posted at 1:31 PM on May 19, 2014  

She should have known who she was going to introduce but she is nothing. She is nothing but a ” Kardashian”. That explains everything. She shouldn’t be there because she is NOTHING!

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lisa

Posted at 2:36 PM on May 19, 2014  

DAN>>>>DUMB A**, SHE IS NOT A KARDASHION. That’s why she can’t read. Doesn’t pull in enough money. How can you flub 2 band boys when their names aren’t even close? Stevie Wonder would remember where the hell he was and what the hell to say. THEY CAN’T READ! Ever notice not one had written a book? If it’s not between the sheets, they can’t do it.

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Karen

Posted at 1:13 PM on May 19, 2014  

OMG how judgemental are you guys? She’s an 18 year old girl who are being watched by a huge part of the world. People make mistakes, and she was probably really worried – I’m not a fan or a hater. but just don’t judge her when none of you guys have been in her position….

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Samantha

Posted at 2:13 PM on May 19, 2014  

Judgmental? I don’t think people are being judgmental. Kendall made up a ridiculous excuse as to why she almost called the band she was introducing someone else. She never did say who they were, she forgot who she was introducing. Instead of apologizing to the band for ruining their moment, and admitting she just screwed it up, she think of an excuse about contacts, that shows she still won’t admit she made a mistake. That’s all it was, a mistake, we all make them, but she couldn’t admit it and made up an excuse about forgetting her contacts. You get it now? People who make up excuses for everything really irk me, just own it and move on.

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Michelle

Posted at 2:23 PM on May 19, 2014  

Of Course she was nervous, that’s why she messed up, it was nerves not contacts, but the excuse is what upset people, not that she messed up. The fact that she couldn’t admit it was just nerves and had to throw the forgetting her contacts in there, made it worse for her.

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Bianca

Posted at 3:13 PM on May 28, 2014  

No offense but public speaking is not for everyone. She really isn’t good at it. She should stick to Modeling only because that is what she is good at. Acting and public speaking is not her thing and I hope producers, directors, etc. learned there lesson with that one.

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Danielle

Posted at 12:12 PM on May 19, 2014  

She typed that excuse onto twitter using her phone right after the mess up, still with no contacts. Makes no sense and it was a quick crab at anything to explain why her brain got all scrambled and she couldn’t remember who she was introducing. You don’t need the prompter to introduce the brand, she should have known who she was introducing from the get go. Just another air head trying to get through life on her looks, she’s obviously lacking in the brain department.

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Matt

Posted at 11:26 AM on May 19, 2014  

Congratulations!!! If you’re reading this you read better than Kendall.

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amh

Posted at 11:10 AM on May 19, 2014  

5 Seconds of Summer are schedule to tour with 1 Direction on their upcoming stadium tour she obviously knows this so no big disconnect there.

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JLB (@JanetB722)

Posted at 10:29 AM on May 19, 2014  

I think she got messed up when she said “the only direction they are going is up”, so direction was on her mind. She’s just an airhead that we’ve given wayyyyyy too much airtime to. Let’s forget this entire family existed, yes??

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Rachel

Posted at 9:05 AM on May 20, 2014  

yessss pleasee! I’m so tired of seeing articles about this familiy… they have no talent whatsoever why are they famous again??? oh yes acting like idiots

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Mister Baja

Posted at 10:19 AM on May 19, 2014  

girls in puberty make up alot of things………….

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STFU

Posted at 10:44 AM on May 19, 2014  

Ummm…She’s past puberty…duh

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mboomer

Posted at 9:59 AM on May 19, 2014  

Announcing ONE GROUP does not require a teleprompter seriously you should have known by heart!! what an idiot. MB PS these Kartrashians trying something new and they fail miserably!! ie Khole, Kim, and mommy dearest.

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Posted at 9:44 AM on May 19, 2014  

Ha! She can’t read because they’re “homeschooling” consists of taking selfies. It was an awkward moment. HAHAHA.

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ken

Posted at 9:28 AM on May 19, 2014  

That’s ridiculous. What a god awful excuse

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