If I told you one person starred in a tone-deaf commercial, allegedly stiffed their bartender, and repeatedly jacked cultural relics for profit, would you believe they did them all in the span of four months? Probably not. What if I told you they tried to play the victim at the end of it all?
Meet Kendall Jenner, who appears to invite public scorn after a summer spent turning herself into a human punching bag. In a teaser for the upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the star of arguably the worst soda commercial of all-time is seen discussing the fallout with Kim Kardashian, and she appears pretty broken up over it.
"It feels like my life is over," says Jenner. Kardashian offers up a real pearl of wisdom in response: "You made a mistake!" Somebody should alert the committee behind the Peabody Awards, surely there will be nothing more hard-hitting than this moment on television in 2017.
While we don't have to continue piling on Jenner for the botched Pepsi ad, it's the constant failures in the month since the ad that have her in everyone's cross hairs. The public is more than willing to forgive you for making mistakes, but once your whole life turns into making mistakes and not learning a damn thing, you lose the benefit of the doubt and no one wants to hear what you have to say.
And in spite of all these mistakes, Jenner continues to get plenty of big-money opportunities, which her detractors were happy to point out once the trailer for the show (and her quote) went live.
Wiping her tears away with 100 dollar bills.— Joaquin Kleenex (@FretCannon) September 2, 2017
September 2, 2017
Oh my god, she probably shouldn't have broken her silence.— D.Patton (@GENERALizati0n) September 2, 2017
"'It feels like my life is over!' Kendall Jenner exclaims during a tv show that pays her millions to exist."— Dave Farah (@DaveFarah) September 2, 2017
Fixed your headline.
As is typical with any backlash toward the Kardashian clan, more critics pointed out that she should be counting her blessings for the life she has, considering some of the tragedies going on elsewhere at the moment.
This is what's wrong with this country. Her life is "ruined" because of a commercial.Go tell that to people in Houston. #kardashians #aholes— Jon Conlon (@jsconlon) September 2, 2017
Oh get over it! It's not like you've lost everything and everyone in a flood!— CJMB (@CJMB70) September 2, 2017
None of the critics are necessarily wrong. The best advice anyone can give Jenner at this point is to admit fault and just keep quiet, because saying something like this is doing her no good.
Feel free to watch her statement in the Keeping Up With the Kardashians trailer above.