Kendall Jenner’s controversial protest advert for Pepsi has reportedly been pulled after a huge social media backlash, according to The Daily Beast.
In a statement released to the website, the soft drinks company admits that it “missed the mark” with the protest themed advert, which saw the model, 21, appearing to calm a protest by handing a police officer a can of the famous cola.
Following a backlash on social media, which saw the ad labelled “wrong” and in “bad taste”, the company is allegedly “pulling” the advert and halting any “further rollout” of it.
A spokesperson for the company told Daily Beast: “Pepsi was trying to project a global a message of unity, peace and understanding.
“Clearly, we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue.
“We are pulling the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.”
Mirror Online have a representatives of Kendall Jenner and Pepsi for comment.
The new advert starred Kendall as a high-fashion model, donning a blonde wig in the midst of a protest .
It wasn’t clear what the protest was supposed to be about – many of the signs read general phrases like “Join the conversation” and “love.”
Beckoned by one of the protesters, Kendall eventually ripped off her blonde wig and joined the fray.
Grabbing a can of Pepsi, she headed toward one of the…
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