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Martin Luther King Jr’s daughter slams controversial Kendall Jenner Pepsi advert

The Pepsi commercial has since been pulled after sparking major uproar

Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter has criticised the controversial Pepsi advert which stars Kendall Jenner.

Bernice King took to Twitter on Wednesday to blast the ad that has been widely branded “insensitive” and in “bad taste”.

She wrote: “If only Daddy would have known about the power of Pepsi.”

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 Bernice King attacked the Pepsi commercial on social media on Wednesday – just before the drink company announced it was canceling the advertisement

If only Daddy would have known about the power of   #Pepsi.

The same day, Pepsi announced it was pulling the ad and also issued an apology to Kendall in their statement.

The apology from the soft drinks company read: “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding.

“Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologise. We did not intent to make light of any serious issue. We are removing the content and halting any further rollout.”

They continued: “We also apologise for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.”

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