Kenny herself still hasn't commented on it yet but the former Olympian gave her opinion on the controversial ad while speaking to Andy Cohen on Sirius XM.
"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."
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 ad after initially attempting to defend it. They also issued a public apology to Kendall, saying they had "put" her in this position.
Cait went on to distance Kendall further from the campaign, saying her daughter didn't see herself as responsible for that backlash. "Kendall said, 'I'm a model, they hired me to go do this.' She went down and shot the thing in a few days somewhere… then it came out and all hell broke loose. I felt sorry for Kendall."
As Kendall's parent she was guaranteed to defend the ad, but Caitlyn's decision to say it was simply "cool" and "cute" is pretty wrong considering all the backlash and why people were peeved. The problem with the ad wasn't insignificant, and it doesn't deserve to be treated as such.
This article previously appeared on InStyle Australia.