Pepsi has canceled their ad campaign which shows Kendall Jenner handing a Pepsi to a police officer. Pepsi has now pulled all videos of the campaign along with apologizing to Black Lives Matter.
The Pepsi ad should have been viewed as a simple non-offensive ad. That's not how Black Lives Matter saw things though. Black Lives Matter accused Pepsi and Kendall Jenner of trying to fix racism with their carbonated beverages. The liberal media jumped all over the outrage, and it seems that everybody jumped on board with the narrative that it was somehow a pro-police ad.
Maybe it's because people saw the ad with the preconceived notion that it was a pro-police ad, or maybe we're just dealing with millions of liars or fools. The "protest" with smiling people marching and carrying peace signs is clearly not a Black Lives Matter march, but just like every other demonstration, Black Lives Matter is taking credit for it.
People are upset that Pepsi is showing support for an "occupying force" during a "Black Lives Matter" march, and they have deemed the ad to be a "Blue Lives Matter" ad.
Either way, Pepsi caved to the pressure and issued an apology.
"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," Pepsi said in a statement.
Pepsi has since been pulling their ads from the internet. You can see the ad here - WARNING: Not possibly offensive to any reasonable person:
The message of unity that Pepsi was trying to convey goes directly against the goals of Black Lives Matter, as they seek to be divisive and eliminate law enforcement.
Below is a sample of the Black Lives Matter outrage over the video, which caused it to get pulled:
just change the end of the ad so Kendall Jenner is standing over the corpse of a dead cop and pours it out all over him problem solved
— 🕳⚰💨 (@a_alesy) April 4, 2017
Kendall Jenner hasnt went to a single protest,but they chose that 2-head bitch to star in a commercial depicting one.A Blue Lives Matter one
— Norchell (@Norchell706) April 4, 2017
Black women are perpetually shown in service to white women. Thanks @pepsi #kendalljenner pic.twitter.com/wj2pjBNuoj
— Blackonbothsides (@Biographer1986) April 5, 2017
@sourstraws1 Kendall Jenner in essentially a Blue Lives Matter/Pepsi ad?
— Bill P (@Bill_TPA) April 5, 2017
— $OSA PARKS (@_sailorg00n) April 5, 2017
If only #KendallJenner were there with an ice cold #Pepsi pic.twitter.com/4uTVBw0Gk2
— Jesus isMy President (@VousEtesBelleee) April 5, 2017
@KrisJenner @KendallJenner @pepsi This is a BlueLivesMatter ad... pic.twitter.com/sOMQpZZXYf
— DarrenOnSnap (@DarrenNesbitt) April 4, 2017