Supermodel Kendall Jenner has solved world peace, y’all! And all it took was a can of Pepsi.
Pepsi was viciously slammed after releasing a tone-deaf ad on featuring Kendall Jenner de-escalating a protest by offering a can of Pepsi to a police officer.
Pepsi quickly apologized and pulled the ad in response to the heavy backlash.
— Pepsi (@pepsi) April 5, 2017
In the commercial, entitled “Live for Now Moments Anthem,” Kendall is in the middle of a fashion photo shoot when protesters march by on a nearby street.
After one of the protesters beckons Kendall, she throws off her blonde wig and joins the protest, where she diffuses the tense situation by handing a can of Pepsi to a cop. He accepts and smiles as the crowd erupts into raucous cheers. World peace reigns, thanks to a supermodel!
The ad was meant to pander to younger consumers by supporting leftist causes like protesting against police. However, the campaign backfired and enraged liberals, who felt the commercial trivialized their social justice warrior movement.
Black Twitter trashed Pepsi, saying the ad “co-opted” a famous Reuters photo of a young black woman facing off against cops at a Black Lives Matter riot in Louisiana last summer. It’s unclear why they viewed the ad as a diss instead of an homage, but some people just live to play the victim.
Meanwhile, conservatives on Twitter sat back and laughed as social justice warriors turned on each other.
It’s ironic that Kendall Jenner supports protests against law enforcement, when her sister Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room in October 2016.
Kardashian — a supporter of the anti-police Black Lives Matter movement — beefed up her security after the robbery and now has 24-hour armed guards protecting her. This is yet another glaring example of leftist celebrities taking one stance publicly to pander to fans while doing the exact opposite in real life.
At a time when the country is deeply divided by partisan politics, Pepsi’s clueless ad united both liberals and conservative in their disdain for the corporation’s shallow pandering.
— Big Phaeb (@Phabo72) April 5, 2017
Pepsi should make an ad where Kim Kardashian parachutes into Syria and uses Pepsi to wash kids faces after a chemical weapon attack
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 4, 2017
For 2nd time, Pepsi has gone out of its way to show that it is an anti-Trump corp. I plan to return the favor and pic.twitter.com/0vYjjMoRGm
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) April 5, 2017
Some nostalgic fans remembered a time when corporations marketed products instead of propaganda.
— Corryn💙 (@Corrynmb) April 5, 2017
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