Caitlyn Jenner Defends Kendall’s Controversial Pepsi Ad, Says ‘It Was Cute’
In a surprise plot twist, Caitlyn Jenner has found herself speaking out about a recent familial controversy.
Not one to shy away from saying the difficult thing, Jenner chatted with radio host Andy Cohen initially about her new memoir, and eventually (inevitably) about her daughter Kendall Jenner's Pepsi commercial.
The commercial I'm talking about, of course, is the radically tone-deaf disaster Pepsi produced earlier this year.
In the commercial, model Kendall joins a nondescript protest and brings peace to everyone by handing over a can of Pepsi to a police officer.
Note to Pepsi: A can of soda does not fix real, pressing, intense and exhausting societal issues, brutality and racism. Nor can the Kardashian gang actually save us all -- unfortunately.
All of that being said, Kendall is Caitlyn's daughter, and it makes sense in this case she would come to her child's defense.
Caitlyn told Andy,
All my kids I just love, and I hope we can work these things out in the future. Kendall's Pepsi commercial, I saw it. Actually, I was with my assistant when it came out online. I looked down and I said 'that is so cool.' Ya know, it talks about joining the conversation. It was cute! And I didn't see all of the other things that I guess obviously some other people saw.
Jenner also admits she "felt sorry for Kendall." She explained,
Kendall, she says, 'I'm a model. They hired me to do this. I looked at the script and it looked pretty cool to me.'
From there, Jenner spews some bizarre statistics about how Pepsi tested the ad, receiving 72 percent positive feedback. Whatever that means.
All of this to say, the world is nothing if not messy today, and the Kardashian/Jenner family is following suit.
Kendall herself is reportedly devastated with the backlash and pulled of her personal promotion from her social media following the fallout.