TOP
entertainment/pop culture politics

Kendall Jenner Pepsi Commercial United America In Criticism

Confirming once and for all that Coke is king, Pepsi recently revealed an ad that is drawing criticism from all corners of the internet.

In the shortened version that went viral last night, Kylie Jenner at a shoot of some sort pouts fiercely towards a marching crowd of protesters. A musical Polynesian hipster nods at her, and it’s all the encouragement she needs to abandon her shoot, rip off her wig and join the riff raff. No longer a glamazon, but a common billionaire with a cause.

She smiles and joins the plebes, closing the advertisement by handing a Pepsi to a cop, ending police brutality, permanently healing race relations in America and achieving world peace once and for all.

A lot of people are offended for a lot of different reasons. The habitual chanters and professional sign makers don’t like the fact that Pepsi is commercializing their cause, because apparently that’s only okay when Deray or Shaun King do it. But God forbid the corporations.

I have to admit that the idea of out-of-touch celebrity cause co-opts causing this much backlash is ironic to me since it’s done and rabidly applauded by the masses on a regular basis. People just love to hate the Kardashians a little more than they love their pseudo-movements though.

People are also mad that privilege poster child Kendall Jenner was chosen of all people for the commercial. People are also mad that she handed a Pepsi to a cop. Overall, I’d project that people are annoyed with such a divisive subject being trivialized with a completely detached public figure and the overall lack of substance.

Personally, I don’t care enough about protests, Kylie Jenner or carbonated beverages to take any of this to heart. But I think it’s time for brands to learn once and for all that it’s okay for a soda to just be a soda, a pair of jeans to just be a pair of jeans, and a duck to just be a duck. Our media has become so painfully saturated with the political that the average consumer probably wants to buy in peace without having to think about what agenda they may or may not be implicitly supporting much more than they want to watch another cringeworthy attempt at a company getting virtue signaling brownie points from the public.

Corporate America, we’re tired. Some of us from holding signs every weekend and some of us from winning, but all of us are tired. Let us buy mattresses and Cheetos in peace, and keep your bias out of the boardroom.

«

»

what do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Instagram

  • you either die a hero or live long enough to wear chokers and give yourself slight wedgies for pics
  • “All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck, who keeps right on going, is the man who is there when the good luck comes, and is ready to receive it.” — Robert Collier
  • “You’ll never get a job because of your blog” - a Bitch that was cold while I was horseback riding on the beach
  • Carbs don’t count if they’re not in English...duh
  • Say what you will about my president but if his majesty starts posting thirst traps the kardashians are over 😫🍑🎂💯👀
  • “Wow it sucks that your job only took you to Punta Cana for a weekend”

The same people wondering why they’re so miserable are the same ones trying to find something negative to say about a free vacation lol. Good things happen to those who are grateful
  • Not gonna lie, both of these pictures bother me a lot and I was tempted to edit and had a lowkey nervous breakdown looking at them and I’m not saying that for disingenuous sympathy “ur perf” comments but bc it’s real and I caught myself and even though we all are projecting curated versions of our lives on here to an extent we can at least make a choice to what degree we participate in fake toxic 🐃💩. Also while some people might not understand why these pictures are so upsetting to me, when you know what your body is capable of and how far below that standard you are I believe it’s completely normal and healthy to be disappointed in yourself and want to do better. But if you’re going to edit your body in pics it should be with diet and exercise not Facetune and filters. So hopefully posting bikini pics will suck less in the summer lol
  • 11/10 would return
%d bloggers like this: