This video from the USA says about itself:
5 April 2017
After Unilever multinational corporation abused the CND peace sign for selling men’s deodorant … and the WPP multinational corporation-owned public relations business Ogilvy & Mather was caught abusing Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai for selling mattresses … now this.
By Philip Lewis in the USA:
04/04/2017 10:12 pm ET
Twitter Blasts Kendall Jenner’s Cringeworthy Pepsi Commercial
Who signed off on this?
God forgives, but Twitter doesn’t.
A new, cringeworthy Pepsi ad starring Kendall Jenner is making its rounds across the internet, and Twitter users are tearing it to shreds. The commercial, titled “Live for Now Moments Anthem,” co-opted visuals from the numerous protests and marches across the nation in an astoundingly tone-deaf fashion.
This photo, the inspiration for the Pepsi commercial, shows nurse Ieshia Evans, demonstrating for the first time ever in her life; against Louisiana police killing Alton Sterling. Ms Evans was arrested. Sarcastically, people on Twitter now say: ‘If only Ms Evans would have brought a Pepsi to give to police …’
To make matters worse, the commercial is trending on the 49th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
“Capturing the spirit and actions of those people that jump in to every moment and featuring multiple lives, stories and emotional connections that show passion, joy, unbound and uninhibited moments,” the YouTube description for the woeful ad reads. “No matter the occasion, big or small, these are the moments that make us feel alive.”
Although the negative backlash continues, Pepsi told Adweek in a statement: “This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think that’s an important message to convey.”
In a strange way, Pepsi did just that — people from all different walks of life came together to rip the commercial on Twitter.
Pepsi pulls Kendall Jenner commercial after widespread criticism: here.
PEPSI HAS PULLED ITS UNIVERSALLY REVILED AD MLK’s daughter had quite the spot-on commentary on the ad, which appropriates protest imagery. Even the ad’s depiction of a Muslim woman was off. Someone tried to give an official a Pepsi to end a protest in real life, and it went as well as you’d expect. And here are seven other shockingly tone-deaf ads. [HuffPost]