April 5, 2017
As summer approaches, who wouldn’t go for a dark, crisp, artery-clogging soda?
Like clockwork, the clever folks over at Pepsi made an attempt to remind us of our soda addictions with a new commercial, usually flaunting one of our favorite celebrities. However, this time around something went horribly wrong:
Folks are calling the commercial featuring Kendall Jenner “tone deaf,” where protest is pictured as something trendy and where racism and police brutality can be solved with a simple, generous offer of a Pepsi. Here are some reactions from social media:
— Mark Landry (@Mark_Landry1) April 4, 2017
That one Black Marketing intern at Pepsi coming into work this morning like… ??♀️
Re: Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad pic.twitter.com/GAoLy4eAR2
— NUFF ? (@nuffsaidNY) April 5, 2017
Coca Cola watching the Pepsi Kendall Jenner video like pic.twitter.com/xNDc3E8ksg
— Maki (@NubianHuman) April 5, 2017
— Jolie Manchester (@ManchesterJolie) April 5, 2017
— Samari Rose (@xoxsimply_mee) April 4, 2017
Folks even got Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X involved:
TELL US: How do you feel about the new Pepsi commercial?