Pepsi’s ad featuring Kendall Jenner makes it look like she’s found the answer to world peace. All she needed was a can of Pepsi Cola. So, why are Black Lives Matter supporters so pissed off?
Well, Tuesday, Pepsi released what everyone is calling a “tone-dead” ad. It features Jenner, who’s trying her best to calm a protesting crowd. She kindly offers a police officer a can of Pepsi.
Pepsi and Kendall Jenner received major backlash for the commercial which seems to be mimicking a now-famous photo from Reuters of a young black woman coming face-to-face with police at a Louisiana Black Lives Matter riot.
The Pepsi-Jenner commercial is entitled “Live for Now Moments Anthem.” On a nearby streets, protesters start marching by while the model does a fashion photo shoot.
One protester signals Kendall to join the movement. She snatches her blonde wig off, and joins the protesters. At some point, she hands a cop a Pepsi, and the entire situation is diffused.
Of course, the cop accepts the refreshing, cold drink. He then smiles at Jenner, and the crowd goes wild. In the end, Kendall Jenner helped to bring about world peace with a can of Pepsi.
But, Black Twitter was not impressed because of the reference to the famous Louisiana Black Lives Matter riot picture.
Check out the Kendall Jenner Pepsi Commercial
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.
Some nostalgic fans remembered a time when corporations marketed products instead of propaganda.