Pepsi just released a new ad campaign featuring a popular reality TV star.
Pepsi’s ad campaign was centered around the idea of disputing protests with a can of soda, but in reality the ad was essentially just a promotion of protests against the Commander-in-Chief.
The ad was quickly pulled and an apology issued by Pepsi after they received enormous backlash, and their famous spokesperson is taking a lot of heat for her part in the ad.
Kendall Jenner, reality TV star and sister to the Kardashians, clearly did not think of the consequences of her participation when considering the part in the Pepsi ad.
Breitbart News reported:
Model-actress Kendall Jenner and soda giant Pepsi came under harsh criticism on social media Tuesday for a new commercial that appears to use the backdrop of politically-charged protests to hawk more soda.
In the nearly three-minute ad — titled “Live for Now Moments Anthem” — Jenner is pictured on a modeling shoot in New York City when a sizable crowd of protesters streams past holding signs and demonstrating in the streets.
Soon, Jenner takes off her blonde wig and joins the protesters, who appear to be styled after anti-Donald Trump “resistance” demonstrators. The model steps through the crowd holding a can of Pepsi, which she then hands to one of the police officers watching the protest; the officer accepts the can, to the loud cheers of everyone in the streets.
Many claim the ad was tasteless and just another political jab, rather than anything constructive.
Much to everyone’s surprise is the fact the ad sparked outrage amongst social justice warriors and progressives alike.
Liberal critics are even claiming Pepsi initiated the ad only to spark controversy and increase sales as a result.
Breitbart News reported:
The advertisement spurred a widespread backlash online, particularly among progressives and social justice activists, with hundreds of social media users weighing in with mostly negative feedback as “Pepsi” began trending on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
Some critics took aim at the ad’s apparent suggestion that sharing a soda with a police officer could end racial discrimination, while others — including comedian Patton Oswalt — joked about the soda’s mythical life-saving qualities.
Pepsi initially gave no comment on their ad campaign, but later tried to defend their campaign to Breitbart News:
A representative for Pepsi provided the following statement to Breitbart News late Tuesday night: “This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think that’s an important message to convey. “
Whatever Pepsi chooses to use as their excuse, people from all backgrounds are outraged at their poor choice in political commentary.
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