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Pepsi’s Distasteful Commercial With Kendall Jenner Has Been Removed

Hurrah! After a trending article I wrote yesterday about Pepsi’s latest commercial, in which they appropriate the suffering of millions of Americans for money, Pepsi has decided to pull their latest commercial from the public sphere. The commercial received so much controversy due to its appropriating nature and because of the fact that Kendall Jenner has never been a part of anything political since yesterday’s commercial.

Pepsi has since released a statement, saying:

Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly, we missed the mark and apologize […] We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are pulling the content and halting any further rollout.

The commercial was aimed at sending a message of inclusion and happiness. However, it is just way too coincidental that the commercial, depicting imagery from a Black Lives Matter demonstration similar to Ieshia Evans’ famous 2016 photo as well as other controversial scenes including a hijabi Muslim kneeling on the ground to take pictures of Kendall strutting across the street and a black woman being forced to hold Kendall’s fake modeling wig, was mainly just for sending a positive message.

Ieshia Evans is detained by law enforcement as she protests the shooting death of Alton Sterling near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016.

Muslim woman in the commercial takes photos of Jenner in awe.

Kendall Jenner thrusts her blonde wig into the hands of a black woman.

It is explicit that this was an attempt by a major soda company to appropriate the Resistance in order to sell more cans.

Although the Pepsi company has apologized to Jenner, Jenner has still made no negative remarks about the commercial. Kendall, 21 years old now, is a big girl, and she can make decisions herself regarding how offensive they may be. This was an extremely poor business venture by her… but don’t expect an apology. Kris Jenner has already declared her support for Kendall’s commercial in a tweet she deleted:

So proud of you @kendalljenner! Thank you @pepsi for choosing Kendall to be the face of your new campaign! #Pepsi #PepsiMoment #LiveforNow

However, removing the commercial won’t remove all of the commotion it’s created. We must remember history so that we can’t repeat it. All in all, Pepsi just got canceled.

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Sameer Khan

Having an interest in politics and societal issues through his school Speech & Debate team, Sameer has a true love for expressing his thoughts. When he's not writing a powerful article, he's probably listening to Ariana Grande's music, scrolling through Twitter, ranting about Donald Trump, or eating cookies!

Sameer Khan

Having an interest in politics and societal issues through his school Speech & Debate team, Sameer has a true love for expressing his thoughts. When he's not writing a powerful article, he's probably listening to Ariana Grande's music, scrolling through Twitter, ranting about Donald Trump, or eating cookies!

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  1. get your love back

    April 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I love it when people come together and share opinions, great blog, keep it up. Read More at: http://vibrantwave.com

  2. Coke Cola

    April 7, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Not to be rude, but I don’t think your trending article caused for them to take it down, so I hope you don’t think that. Glad you’re writing on it but definitely not why.

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