Pictured: Kendall Jenner with the rival model who 'bullied' her with 'cruel' comments on NYFW Instagram snap
- Lexi Boling and Binx Walton left cruel comments on an Instagram snap of Kendall from Monday's Donna Karan show shared by Vogue Germany
- Now it has emerged that Lexi, who also walked the show, posed with Kendall backstage
- Their comments have since been deleted, but fans' furious reactions remain beneath the image on Vogue Germany's Instagram
Published: 15:16 BST, 19 February 2015 | Updated: 02:03 BST, 20 February 2015
Kendall Jenner has been photographed posing with Lexi Boling, one of the models accused of 'bullying' her on Instagram.
The backstage snap, taken on Monday after the pair walked together in the Donna Karan show, was taken shortly before Lexi, along with fellow model Binx Walton, left cruel comments on a pre-show image shared on Vogue Germany's Instagram feed.
Lexi, 21, tagged her friend Binx, 20, in the comment: '@binxwalton she's never looked better,' with a crying with laughter emoticon.
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Frenemies? Kendall Jenner pictured after the Donna Karan show with Lexi Boling, the rival model who 'bullied' her with 'cruel' comments on a behind-the-scenes Instagram snap
Bullied: Kendall's fellow models left cruel comments on this photo shared on the Vogue Germany Instagram feed, taken backstage before Monday's Donna Karan show at New York Fashion Week
Teen Vogue cover star Binx replied: 'That's fd up,' with the same animated laughing face.
The two comments have since been deleted from the Vogue Germany photo, but followers' horrified responses remain.
Bzdel3 wrote: '@binxwalton and @lexiboiling are just rude [sic]'
And Elisakocsis commented: 'They can only dream about her succes. GO Kendall [sic]'
Mean girls: Lexi (left) and Binx Walton (right) both walked the Donna Karan show with Kendall. The pair were slammed on Instagram by Kendall's fans after they posted what appeared to be bullying comments
Runway ready: Kendall on the Donna Karan catwalk after that Vogue Germany snap was taken
Lexi has since apologized for the comment. In a statement issued via a representative to E! News, she said: 'I wasn't thinking and made a silly comment. Kendall's had a killer NYFW. A big congrats to her!'
The latter remark is certainly true. Kendall is unarguably New York Fashion Week's most in-demand catwalk star.
Over the past week, Kendall has hit the runway for Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenberg - a line-up most models can only dream of.
But this is not the first time Kendall's fellow models have been accused of bullying the Keeping Up With The Kardashians beauty.
Team Kendall: Fans of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians beauty leapt to her defense
Don't mind the haters: Lexi and Binx's comments have since been deleted from the Vogue Germany photo, but followers' horrified responses remain
BFFs: Lexi (left) and Binx (right) pictured together during Paris Haute Couture Week
A source told Hollywoodlife.com: 'Kendall is constantly being bullied by other models. They feel like she walks around — acting entitled — like she's better than everyone else. She hasn't had to earn her career like everyone else — it was handed to her because of her family connection.
'They also don't think she has the looks to be such a big model. She's easily the most disliked model on all the catwalks.'
The source alleges that some models are even playing pranks on Kendall backstage.
Hot property: Kendall also walked for Michael Kors (left) and Marc by Marc Jacobs (right) this week
In demand: Kendall in the Vera Wang show (left) and on the catwalk at Oscar de la Renta (right)
'The other models like to pull cruel pranks on her . . . like hiding her favorite hairspray and make-up,' they told the site.
'They also like to lead her on a wild goose chase by telling her someone was looking for her in her dressing room just before she's supposed to take the stage. It's very catty and mean spirited.'
In the past, Kendall has denied being bullied by her fellow models.
She told Dazed magazine in November last year: '[Bullying] has never happened, ever. I would see rumours of girls bullying me backstage and putting cigarettes out in my drink, and none of that has happened. Everyone's been really cool to me. I've never had one girl be mean... so far.'