Caitlyn Jenner has spoken out about her daughter Kendall Jenner's controversial Pepsi ad, and what she had to say was rather unexpected.
The star gave her opinion on the commercial while speaking to Andy Cohen on Sirius XM, though it's worth noting Kendall herself has not yet commented on it.
"Oh God you have to bring it all up don't you?" she said. "All the controversy.... Kendall's Pepsi commercial... when it came out online I [said] 'That is so cool.' It talks about joining the conversation, it was cute. I didn’t see all the other things that I guess some other people saw. Then it came out and all hell broke loose."
What "other people saw," of course, was a tone-deaf commercial that trivialised the reality of police brutality and made light of the hardship of such movements as Black Lives Matter. As we all know, Pepsi pulled the commercial after initially attempting to defend it. They also issued a public apology to Kendall, saying they had "put" her in this position.
Caitlyn went on to distance Kendall further from the campaign, saying her daughter didn't see herself as responsible for that backlash.
“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,'" recounts Caitlyn.
As Kendall's parent she was guaranteed to defend the advertisement, but Caitlyn's decision to say it was simply "cool" and "cute" was rather unexpected considering the extent of the backlash and the nature of the complaints. The problem with the ad wasn't insignificant, and it doesn't deserve to be treated as such.
Listen to Caitlyn's full interview below: