Pepsi has just launched a new commercial featuring Kendall Jenner, and Black Lives Matter is furious. The video is featured mid-article, but you may want to read the commentary first.
When I was first told about the internet outrage over this commercial, I wondered what pro-law enforcement stance Pepsi could have taken to create such a reaction. I asked myself, would a major international brand like Pepsi really stand up for law enforcement?
I was excited to see the video. I hit the play button in eager anticipation. What I saw left me slack-jawed and confused. The commercial was nothing that it was promised to be. The big shocking moment that is offending Black Lives Matte was:
Kendall Jenner handed a can of Pepsi to a cop at a protest.
I asked myself, how could this be considered offensive? Is there really major Black Lives Matter internet outrage over this? I took to Twitter to find out, and I was instantly greeted with thousands of tweets from angry Black Lives Matter activists.
It wasn't even a Black Lives Matter protest. You can tell by the smiling people with peace signs and lack of violence, destruction, and people sitting in the road.
Some people on social media accused the Pepsi of stealing from their anti-Trump, or pro-women activism, except there wasn't too much of that because most of the crazy seems to reside with Black Lives Matter.
Here's the Pepsi ad, Black Lives Matter commentary after the jump:
UPDATE: Pepsi has pulled the ad and apologized to Black Lives Matter. You can still see the ad at THIS LINK until they pull it.
I went over hundreds of these tweets and it appears that the prevailing attitude was that law enforcement officers are part of an occupying army and Kendall is aiding the enemy.
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
Is Black Lives Matter just trying to stay relevant after more and more people started to turn away from their hate speech? Are they really this nuts? We'd like to know what you think. Please let us know in the comments.