**UPDATED APRIL 5, 2017 AT 10:27 PM EST**
I thought Pepsi had put together an ad that promoted peace and everyone coming together. If so, why did they pull the ad? Here is what Pepsi had to say after pulling the ad.
Per the New York Times:
Pepsi has apologized for a controversial advertisement that borrowed imagery from the Black Lives Matter movement, after a day of intense criticism from people who said it trivialized the widespread protests against the killings of black people by the police.
“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly, we missed the mark and apologize,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday. “We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are pulling the content and halting any further rollout.”
The ad, posted to YouTube on Tuesday, shows attractive young people holding milquetoast signs with nonspecific pleas like “Join the conversation.” The protesters are uniformly smiling, laughing, clapping, hugging and high-fiving.
In the ad’s climactic scene, a police officer accepts a can of Pepsi from Kendall Jenner, a white woman, setting off raucous approval from the protesters and an appreciative grin from the officer.
It was, current activists say, precisely the opposite of their real-world experience of protesting police brutality.
Pepsi has jumped in with the far left. In their latest commercial Pepsi teams with Kendall Jenner to promote the far left protest mobs.
The make-believe world of Pepsi is very different from the real world. But that’s nothing different from the left, is it? Kendall Jenner had a police officer a can of Pepsi and the protesters start cheering. If they wanted to make it more realistic they could have had the protesters light everything on fire and smash the windows out of every building.
It is rare to be able to irritate the left and the right at the same time, but Pepsi was up to the task. Below is the original article as it was posted April 5 at 12:49 PM EST.
Well at least no one spray painted “RESIST” on the side of the building during the ads. Watch the commercial.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 4, 2017
Needless to say, some of our friends on Twitter were NOT impressed.