The progressive punditry may have killed last week's Pepsi ad featuring reality TV star Kendall Jenner, but according to a new survey, a plurality of Americans actually liked the commercial, which called for unity in a time of intense political rancor. Kendall is still a very young, inexperienced woman in an bad business. Blame her management. "I remember when my daughter Ireland and Kendall were little kids in school". I think it's unfair to rake these younger ppl over the coals, ' he added. "The US is such a sadistically shame-based, blame-centered culture".
An insider added recently: "This is the first controversial campaign she has been involved with".
Pepsi apologized for its universally panned ad, admitting that it "missed the mark", and was remorseful to Jenner. Pepsi initially defended the spot, calling it "an important message to convey", but after furor didn't die down, they made a decision to pull the ad altogether.
In a statement, the company said: "This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think that's an important message to convey". In a series of tweets, the actor/comedian said that he felt Jenner's naïveté excused her from taking the fall for the tone-deaf ad, which depicts her departing a photo shoot in favor of joining a protest for a vague cause, only to make peace between protesters and police by handing an officer a can of Pepsi.
The brunette beauty has subsequently steered clear of the spotlight after Pepsi withdrew the advert and apologised for any offence it may have caused.
But while Pepsi escaped from this debacle largely unscathed, Kendall Jenner didn't come out smelling like a rose.