Kendall Jenner's Controversial Pepsi Ad Has Been Pulled After HUGE Social Media Backlash
Kendall Jenner's Pepsi ad has been pulled 'coz it was too controversial.
The company have been accused of trivialising Black Lives Matter and appropriating the resistance movement for commercialised purposes.
Congrats to Pepsi for finally showing how wealthy, privileged folks can get along peaceably with our police. Thank you!
— Jay Kuo (@nycjayjay) April 5, 2017
When I saw this #Pepsi campaign, it makes me wonder..... how did a whole TEAM of people think that commercial was okay to produce
— B.Ry__ (@BriRyce) April 5, 2017
— Liv. (@thefandom_fan) April 5, 2017
The advertisment under fire features Kendall handing a can of Pepsi to a plice officer during a peace protest, but the amaount of backlash the clip received online has caused the company to take down the ad.
People have noticed the vid mimicks the famous photo of Leshia Evans, who was arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest in 2016.
Take a look at the now banned commercial:
A spokesperson revealed it wan't their intention to "make light of any serious issue":
"Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding," the press release said. "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."
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