Pepsi Commercial Starring Kendall Jenner at a Protest Inspires Disgust, Outrage: WATCH

Pepsi is under fire for a new ad starring Kendall Jenner as a model who leaves her day job to join a resistance protest only to offer a soda to a hot cop.

Business Insider reports:

The commercial immediately rubbed many people the wrong way, with critics saying that Pepsi co-opted protests as a fun, trendy activity, instead of something people participate in to draw attention to social and political issues that, for some, are matters of live-or-death importance.

The ad may have been inspired by an iconic photo of Black Lives Matter protester Ieshia Evans being arrested in front of police line in Baton Rouge, according to BI:

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Pepsi’s statement on the matter: “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.”

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