Caitlyn Jenner Defending Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad Leads Today’s Star Sightings
The Olympic medalist, who was spotted at a book signing for her new memoir Wednesday (Apr. 26, 2017), defended her daughter during the promotional tour for The Secrets of My Life. While appearing on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM radio show, the reality star said she found nothing wrong with Kendall’s much-derided commercial.
“I saw [it] and thought ‘That is so cool!’ It was cute and I guess I didn’t see all the things other people saw,” she said. “Kendall said, ‘I’m a model, they hired me to go do this.’ She went down and shot the thing in a few days somewhere … then it came out and all hell broke loose.”
Caitlyn added, “I felt sorry for Kendall.”
Though the 67-year-old sympathized Kendall, many were outraged by the soda advert, which seemingly made light of social movements such as Black Lives Matter by suggesting problems such as police brutality and racism can be solved with a can of Pepsi.
After much backlash, the soft drink company pulled the entire campaign and apologized to Kendall for putting her in such an awkward situation. “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding,” the brand said in a statement. “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.”