Kendall Jenner may be stressing over the state of her career these days, even worried that her reputation may end up completely “tarnished,” but she certainly isn’t acting like someone who’s trying to win over the public again after a HUGE misstep. Frankly, while you might rightfully assume Jenner would be in damage control mode, her first tweet after the entire Pepsi commercial disaster will totally make you cringe.
While Pepsi initially refused to apologize for the super controversial ad that found the young Jenner sibling in a heck of a lotta trouble, the wild backlash forced them to change their minds pretty darn quickly, with the commercial being pulled less than 24 hours after premiering. However, more than a week later, the star of the spot has kept silent about the situation. And her first tweet after the firestorm? It’s definitely not going to help.
Posting a pic of her latest magazine cover to Twitter, Jenner added the message, “Harper’s Bazaar 150th anniversary issue. @harpersbazaarus stay tuned…” So, apparently she intends to ignore what happened and just hope it goes away.
Folks are NOT pleased, replying with sentiments like, “Shame on you for participating in a #Pepsi ad & walking over the real issue of police brutality. you’re an entitled rich fool” and “No word about #Pepsi ad huh Kendall, Really?!?! You disgust me 😡,” However, a few fans have come to her defense with thoughts like, “LET HER LIVE” and “she’s been read to the dirt already, WTF do you want her to say?!?” To which another commenter replied, “For starters, something along the lines of ‘Sorry I’m little more than a self-promotional tool who cares about nothing that’s not about me.’” Yikes!
With such strong reactions, we have to wonder if Kendall Jenner will be able to avoid the situation forever or if she’ll someday, somehow have to face up to the whole thing.
Do you think Kendall Jenner should respond to the Pepsi controversy or just let it die down? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t The Huffington Post; photo via Neilson Barnard/Getty)