Alec Baldwin Defends Kendall Jenner Over Controversial Pepsi Ad
"Kendall is still a very young, inexperienced woman in an awful business. Blame her management."
The Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner somehow stopping a protest by simply handing a policeman a Pepsi has been eviscerated by the public, including many Hollywood figures and late-night programs. The controversial commercial, which Pepsi ultimately pulled, was denounced by Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter as well as many others. But Alec Baldwin came to Jenner's defense on Thursday.
"Don't blame Kendall Jenner for that spot," tweeted Baldwin. "Kendall is still a very young, inexperienced woman in an awful business. Blame her management."
Baldwin said he remembers when the now-21-year-old model was a little kid in school with his daughter Ireland. "I think it’s unfair to rake these younger [people] over the coals," he wrote, adding that he thinks the United States is "such a sadistically shame-based, blame-centered culture."
When people replied to Baldwin, he responded, continuing to defend Jenner. One commented asked him at what age was Jenner expected to be responsible for her own actions.
"Well, Jeff, Id giv her a bit more time 2 develop courage/ability 2 make her own, better decisions. U obviously know f*** all about show biz," replied Baldwin. He called another commented "ignorant and insensitive" for responding to his Ireland comparison by saying his daughter isn't being "paid to trivialize a meaningful social movement."
1- Don't blame @KendallJenner for that spot. Kendall is still a very young, inexperienced woman in an awful business. Blame her management— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 13, 2017
2- I remember when my daughter Ireland and Kendall were little kids in school. I think it's unfair to rake these younger ppl over the coals— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 13, 2017
3- The US is such a sadistically shame-based, blame-centered culture...— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 13, 2017