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Pepsi Responds to Backlash from Kendall Jenner Protesting Commercial

Pepsi Responds to Backlash from Kendall Jenner Protesting Commercial

Pepsi is responding to the controversy surrounding their new protest-themed commercial.

In the new ad that was released earlier today, Kendall Jenner ditches her photo shoot to join a protest march where she grabs a can of soda then hands it to a police officer as the crowd erupts in cheers.

After the ad went viral, Kendall and Pepsi are being accused of appropriating the resistance movement for commercialized purposes.

After social media erupted with backlash, Pepsi released a statement in response to their commercial backfiring.

Read their statement below.

“The creative showcases a moment of unity, and a point where multiple storylines converge in the final advert. It depicts various groups of people embracing a spontaneous moment, and showcasing Pepsi’s brand rallying cry to ‘Live For Now,’ in an exploration of what that truly means to live life unbounded, unfiltered and uninhibited.”

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  • Strats

    “showcasing Pepsi’s brand rallying cry to ‘Live For Now,’ in an exploration of what that truly means to live life unbounded, unfiltered and uninhibited”
    GIVE ME A BREAK!! It’s a carbonated beverage, not a philosophical movement!

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  • black_dontcrack

    I guess that’s what their PR agency told them to say. It’s not working.