Pepsi has a new ad out starring Kendall Jenner…and a hell of a lot of protesters.
It’s not entirely clear what the people marching in the streets are protesting––the signs mostly say generic things like “Peace,” “Love,” and “Join the Conversation.”
And towards the end, Jenner even hands a can of Pepsi to a cop.
As you can imagine, this is going over extremely well on Twitter:
In fairness to Pepsi, their ad did bring people together.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) April 4, 2017
When you realize your entire 8 year goal of socially engineering America ends with a Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial pic.twitter.com/6upt1ITPbb
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 4, 2017
if only she’d given them a pepsi pic.twitter.com/rVM8jkJrG4
— darkwing duck fan (@vmochama) April 4, 2017
Pepsi just made the commercial of the year for Coke.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 4, 2017
Kendall Jenner gives a Pepsi to a cop and rids the world of -isms. Y’all can go somewhere with this tone-deaf, shallow and over-produced ad. pic.twitter.com/CEr4cAw3Ld
— Taryn Finley (@_TARYNitUP) April 4, 2017
Inside the Pepsi ad pitch meeting:
“… and then Kendall Jenner solves oppression by handing an attractive policeman a Pepsi…” https://t.co/paXWbtSKPu
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) April 4, 2017
most important in that Pepsi ad: why would that guy bring a cello to a protest
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) April 4, 2017
it’s time to die https://t.co/HPZyPgs3G4
— rainn trillson (@bijanstephen) April 4, 2017
the Boston Tea Party, but, like, Pepsi cans are throwing Coke cans into Boston Harbor?
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 4, 2017
I have a dream that one day Pepsi will hire enough black & brown people to make better decisions.
— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) April 4, 2017
Well, at least they got people to join the conversation.
You can watch the ad above.
UPDATE –– 4/5, 2:20 pm ET: Pepsi has taken down the ad and apologized.
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