Caitlyn Jenner Talks Kendall's Pepsi Ad Controversy: 'I Thought It Was Cute'

'I didn’t see all the things that I guess obviously some other people saw.'

Caitlyn Jenner has broken her silence on daughter Kendall’s controversial Pepsi ad, sticking up for the model following the backlash.

The ad - which carried the tagline ‘Join The Conversation’ - was eventually pulled 24 hours after first being shared online, after being dragged over the coals on social media.

Kendall Jenner in her Pepsi ad
Kendall Jenner in her Pepsi ad

Sticking up for her daughter, Caitlyn has now addressed the controversy in a new interview with broadcaster Andy Cohen on SiriusXF.

Caitlyn in conversation with Andy Cohen
Caitlyn in conversation with Andy Cohen
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Caitlyn later elaborated to the US edition of HuffPost: “We live in a very tough political environment, social environment.

“You have massive amounts of media looking for a story and obviously some people were looking at that commercial very differently than the way I was looking at it. I get that. And Kendall gets that too. She didn’t mean any malice.”

Kendall is yet to respond publicly to the controversy surrounding the ad, though Pepsi later issued a public apology to the model and ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star, for “putting [her] in this position”.

Before deciding to pull the advert, Pepsi had defended it from the backlash, saying: “This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony. We think that’s an important message to convey.”


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