In an attempt to profit off the real life struggles and issues of oppression in the United States, Pepsi released a new ad starring Kendall Jenner and it misses the mark. The commercial is just over two minutes long and features a crowd of protesters making their way towards a line of police officers. While marching, the large crowd passes a Kendall Jenner photo shoot in the street, because that happens all the time right?
Now of course Jenner is not the only one to join the protest in this spot. A man playing the cello and a Muslim woman in hijab join in as well because false sense of diversity is needed! Now this cringe worthy ad continues and is seemingly just laughable but if there was any way to redeem it, the ending kills it in swift fashion.
We see Kendall give a Pepsi to an officer which he accepts, takes a sip, smiles and just like that oppression is solved by a culture appropriating, privileged white girl giving out a carbonated sugar drink. Fantastic.
Since Pepsi took so much inspiration from the real life social climate, maybe they would have noticed how anyone other than Kendall Jenner would have been pepper sprayed instantly. Had they been two to three shades darker you run the risk of being shot and beaten.
If you could not tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi, now you can.