Kendall Jenner has had…. well, a bit of a rough week after the GIANT failed Pepsi Ad controversy. But if there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that this model’s family will stop at nothing to support her. Guys, we’ve said this before and we’ll say it again - The Kardashians put family first always.
And this week was no different. For a refresher, Kendall Jenner was center of a highly publicized, and criticized ad with Pepsi. The commercial depicted the model seemingly ending protest with a can of soda and many thought the ad was offensive for depicting American protests as fun, light hearted and glamorous - especially the black lives matter movement. After first defending their commercial, Pepsi finally pulled the ad from the airways, and Kendall pretty much disappeared off the face of the planet.
Now, The 21 year old model has not publicly responded to the controversy, although she DID delete all mention of Pepsi from her social media pages. She was also spotted at an airport in Paris, hiding her face from the cameras. But Kendall and her family are focused on just one thing - getting through the storm
A source close to the Kardashian family said this to people magazine: “Kendall is still abroad working. She has been in constant communication with her mom and sisters. Everyone is being very supportive and ready to give advice. Kendall is young and certainly not used to being involved in such controversy.”
And apparently, the backlash has taken a toll on the model.
“Kendall has been very upset,” the source continued. “She feels terrible. She loves being a model. to get a Pepsi gig was a big deal, she never expected it to receive such backlash. She hopes people understand that she wasn’t involved in the creative process. Though she wasn’t involved, Kendall’s initial remarks about the commercial showed excitement for the idea.”
She was after all the first model to appear in a Pepsi ad since Cindy Crawford’s iconic role back in 1992. It’s an honor to be following up some of the icons and amazing, cool people that have done this before me, she told e news. She added the role was a dream come true. Well, more like a nightmare now. But hey, Kendall will survive this, don’t you think? Or do you think her career as a model will never be the same? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section down below.