So, turns out Kendall Jenner’s can of Pepsi was flat and the world didn’t really like it that way. Yeah, Pepsi just faced some major international backlash over one of their commercials, trying to be too “activist-y”. Here’s the lowdown on what actually happened:
Pepsi launched an ad yesterday, featuring supermodel Kendall Jenner.
While she is a social media star, her ad failed to shine.
The ad is centered around a protest, and Jenner is posing at a photoshoot
Yas girl, people want rights and you want a nYc.. ClicK..!!
Very KarJenner appropriate.
She wants in on this protest, too.
So with a swipe of lipstick and a goodbye to the wig, she’s ready to fight the system.
…with a can of Pepsi
Did Kendall Jenner just try to fix the world with a can of Pepsi?
A Pepsi spokesperson stated that the ad was made for millenials, that it serves as a “short film about the moments when we decide to let go, choose to act, follow our passion and nothing holds us back.”
I don’t think Kendall really understands how serious police brutality is… but kudos to her for giving a cop something to drink.
The fizz in the ad died almost as soon as it aired, and people were not impressed
When she thinks the can of Pepsi is going to stop you from pepper spraying the nearest person of color pic.twitter.com/XMDfg8s02G
— Zito (@_Zeets) April 4, 2017
Did Malcolm X commit his life to fight racism for this?
When the cops come and you only got Coca-Cola in the fridge pic.twitter.com/GWWO67bkMm
— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 4, 2017
Why did he even bother, she just solved it in one simple step
can't believe Kendall Jenner just solved institutionalized racism and oppression by giving a cop a pepsi. Groundbreaking
— kels (@Kelsiekinss) April 4, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter feels the same way
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) April 5, 2017
Kudos to referencing Black Lives Matter… with a white lead
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 Free (@Travon) April 4, 2017
It worked so well in the states, let’s try it for peace in the Middle East
So we should just give Putin & Assad & Trump a can of Pepsi & everything will be fine?
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 4, 2017
They pulled the ad because it “missed the mark” (LOL)
I like Coca Cola better anyway.
Here’s the ad we (and the whole world) is talking about:
Cover image via: PepsiCo