Although #PepsiFail has finally stopped trending on Twitter, there is still one party who has yet to speak up on the incident: model Kendall Jenner. Which begs the question, what the heck?
To recap, Pepsi posted an ad recently featuring Jenner that incited a mob-like response. Pepsi has since pulled the ad, which featured Jenner joining a generic rally and then giving out Pepsi to an officer, evoking a famous Black Lives Matter photo. (You can read more about the ad and our response here). Pepsi responded by apologizing and erasing the ad from the internet. But Kendall has yet to say a word.
An unnamed source told People (note: often times these “sources” are planted by the celebrity themselves),
“She has been very upset. She feels terrible. She loves being a model. To get a Pepsi gig was a big deal. She was very excited. She never expected it to receive such backlash. She hopes people understand that she wasn’t involved in the creative process.”
She’s reportedly gone back home since the ad aired to lay low with her family.
But why hasn’t Jenner said anything herself?
In previous episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jenner expressed her fear for getting political and was even too scared to get involved with an anti-gun violence organization, which sis Kim Kardashian already vocally supported.
And if Jenner truly wants to be a role model for young girls, which she has said she would like to be, she needs to speak up one way or the other. And more importantly, she needs to practice what she preaches. She can’t go out and tell girls to vote and be politically active and then not take that advice herself. It’s hypocritical.
The truth is, it’s time for Kendall Jenner to get woke. She’s not a child anymore and if she wants to be the center of attention then she needs to step up.
So, what do you have to say for yourself, Kendall?