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People Actually Loved That Banned Kendall Jenner Pepsi Ad

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter tweets her reaction to Pepsi

Jenner, a star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, ditches a modelling shoot to join hoards of smiling young protesters.

He tweeted: "Don't blame @KendallJenner for that spot".

Alec Baldwin has now taken to Twitter to offer a different perspective, saying she's a "young, inexperienced woman in an terrible business", and that instead of blaming her, we should "blame her management".

Alec Baldwin has urged people not to blame Kendall Jenner for the controversial Pepsi advert she appeared in.

But while Pepsi escaped from this debacle largely unscathed, Kendall Jenner didn't come out smelling like a rose. I think it's unfair to rake these younger ppl over the coals.

"2- I remember when my daughter Ireland and Kendall were little kids in school".

- ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 13, 2017 3- The US is such a sadistically shame-based, blame-centered culture... Pepsi had certainly gotten its name out there, but not in the way it had intended: "Having its brand connected with hot-button terms like "Syria", World War II" and "boycott" as part of the resulting social media blitz probably sent company ad exes scrambling.

A source familiar with Jenner's deal with Pepsi tells ET that the commercial was only slated to air overseas, not in the USA, but it ended up making the rounds online, with even the 21-year-old model tweeting it out.

An insider said recently: "This is the first controversial campaign she has been involved with".

However, as the controversy failed to fade, Pepsi pulled the advert and released a statement admitting the firm "missed the mark" with the campaign's message.

Bummer. What is even the point of covering Coachella if you can't pop open a refreshing Pepsi in font of an obscenely famous 21-year-old, or wear an off-the-shoulder T-shirt that says "We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position" to an interview?