Kendall Jenner Hurting Over Pepsi Mess: "She Will Be Blamed For This"
Reality TV star Kendall Jenner is feeling the Internet's wrath. The 21-year-old is reportedly devastated following the release of her controversial Pepsi commercial.
According to reports, Jenner is hurting from the aftermath of the soda giant's now-pulled ad.
A source familiar with Jenner's deal with Pepsi tells ET that the commercial was only slated to air overseas, not in the U.S., but it ended up making the rounds online, with even the 21-year-old model tweeting it out. The source adds that Jenner is "devastated" by the backlash, as she's already been called out for her involvement in the ad by several of her Twitter followers. "This is the first controversial campaign she has been involved with," the source continues. "Even though she had nothing to do with the production and the message of the campaign, she will be blamed for this since she is the face." (ET Online)
Yesterday Pepsi issued a public apology to Kendall Jenner following a disastrous commercial.
Hours prior, the ad went viral and showed Jenner using a Pepsi can to bring peace to a protest.
The ad shows Jenner, 21, ditching her high-fashion photo shoot to join the masses and then appearing to bring an end to the protest by sharing a Pepsi with a police officer. When the officer drinks the Pepsi, the crowd erupts in applause. A description of the ad on Pepsi Global's YouTube channel describes the commercial as "a short film about the moments when we decide to let go, choose to act, follow our passion and nothing holds us back." (ABC News)
The ad immediately sparked widespread outrage from social media users over Pepsi's bad taste in jacking the Black Lives Matter movement for profits.
I'm boycotting all @Pepsi products until they apologize for this blasphemy. Here's a list of their brands: https://t.co/9Rf91nLVyX pic.twitter.com/HsvUvj27Bl
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) April 5, 2017
how nice of Kendall Jenner to stop in the middle of her photo shoot to end social injustices by giving that cop a Pepsi MLK who? Rosa who?
— reggie (@1942bs) April 4, 2017
@KendallJenner @pepsi shocked + confused why @pepsi and @KendallJenner EVER thought this would be an effective/powerful ad campaign. Tasteless and offensive
— Megan (@megan6786) April 5, 2017
I've been studying commercials for 30 years. Kendall's Pepsi ad is legitimately the worst one I've ever seen.
— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) April 4, 2017
The new @pepsi ad with @KendallJenner is stupefyingly diabolical.
Absurd, PC-crazed, virtue-signalling, snowflake claptrap. pic.twitter.com/SA9RRanGNo
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 4, 2017
No fan of Kendall Jenner,but it's not fair to blame her for the @pepsi ad.Blame the execs and the ad company that thought this was "woke af"
— Jessica Chobot (@JessicaChobot) April 5, 2017
This Pepsi ad is so unrealistic. Those protesters would have been Dr. Pepper Sprayed. https://t.co/oNjjtm6eFu
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 5, 2017
can't believe Kendall Jenner just solved institutionalized racism and oppression by giving a cop a pepsi. Groundbreaking
— kels (@Kelsiekinss) April 4, 2017
Could you be any more blatant with the disrespect and appropriation of a movement, @pepsi? Is this a sick joke?! pic.twitter.com/8NS8ynJUdj
— Taryn Finley (@_TARYNitUP) April 4, 2017
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