It’s been a bad week for Kendall Jenner.
The 21-year-old model is reportedly feeling a bit regretful about starring in Pepsi’s much-derided commercial, in which she stops a protest to hand the riot police a can of soda, after the ad caused a public uproar for making light of social movements such as Black Lives Matter.
According to Us Weekly, Jenner was included in the campaign without any say over the concept, and now “feels horrible” that she’s been swept up in its controversy.
“Kendall had zero involvement in the creative process,” an insider dished. “The spot was finalized prior to signing her as a spokesperson.”
While Jenner has yet to make a public comment about the commercial, she did remove all postings about it on Twitter and Instagram. On the other hand, Pepsi issued a formal apology after much criticism, reading, “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly, we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are pulling the content and halting any further rollout.”
“We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position,” the brand added.
Pepsi since removed the campaign across all of its social media accounts.