Controversial Pepsi Commercial

Travis Stedman, Sports Editor

Pepsi has released its latest commercial and it took the internet by storm. Starring Kendall Jenner, the commercial appears to draw inspiration from the marches and protests that have taken place in recent time with Jenner seemingly recreating an iconic photograph from a Black Lives Matter rally in Baton Rouge by handing a police office a can of Pepsi. This specific part of the clip has received the most hate as many took offense to it or thought it was truly outrageous. Many took to their social media accounts to speak their mind on the commercial, often times making jokes about it.

Pepsi has since has removed the commercial from airing and released an official statement stating ” Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace, and understanding. 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. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position”. The commercial received 18,000 dislikes compared to 3,000 likes on YouTube before being removed by Pepsi. Although Pepsi has removed it, the commercial is still on some random YouTube channel pages, so if you haven’t seen it, here it is.