Pepsi Apologizes And Pulls Kendall Jenner Protest Ad After Criticism
Pepsi's new Protest Ad fell flat! In case you've just awakened from a brief coma! Pepsi is in hot water for its latest ad. People are angry and upset about the commercial. If you missed it here is the full commercial,
In the 2-minute-39-second “short film,” Jenner takes off her wig, leaving a photoshoot to join a protest. After sharing some knowing nods and #woke-ass fist bumps with her fellow protestors, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star manages to bring everyone together by, handing a cop a Pepsi! Yes, Kendall Jenner brought everyone together in unity with a Pepsi.
This ad has currently been pulled and Pepsi had this to say,
"Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding," the beverage maker's statement read. "Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are removing the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position."
Here are a few things people in outrage had to say,
"This ad trivializes the urgency of the issues and it diminishes the seriousness and the gravity of why we got into the street in the first place," activist DeRay McKesson told NBC News correspondent Gabe Gutierrez.
"I have a dream that one day Pepsi will hire enough black & brown people to make better decisions." - @ClintSmithIII on Twitter
The Kendall Jenner Pepsi fiasco is a perfect example of what happens when there's no black people in the room when decisions are being made. - @Travon on Twitter
If we here at, Hellotittie, were apart of the staff for product/promotions for Pepsi. We might have just used The Spice Girls again! #GirlPower. Who can forget their iconic commercial for Pepsi? It was awesome! 5 strong women who only cared about #GirlPower why not? Ladies loved it and the fellas followed. If you were on the Pepsi team how would you promote their product in a commercial? We'd love to hear your thoughts leave a comment below.