Reality TV star Kendall Jenner and Pepsi are staying in the headlines. The soda giant's now-pulled commerical is once again under fire.
New reports claim Pepsi could have some legal drama on its hands over using costumes resembling real-life law enforcement gear.
Sources at the San Francisco PD tell us Pepsi never asked permission to mimic their uniforms. What's more, the sources say they're working with the City Attorney to determine if producers crossed the legal line by using the logo, which the City considers proprietary. True enough ... pics of the emblem are featured in behind the scenes footage of the making of the commercial - footage that was released online and got lots of views, and might now land producers in even more hot water. (TMZ)
This week, reports suggested Kendall Jenner had felt devastated over her controversial 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)
A couple days ago, 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)
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