Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Pepsi Defends Kendall Jenner Ad


This week Pepsi debuted their new ad campaign starring Kendall Jenner and immediately came under fire over concerns they were exploiting social and political unrest and The Black Lives Matter movement.

Pepsi responds to the heat...

Pepsi tells The Wrap
“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 import message to convey,”


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lemme go check their stock prices. #boycott

Anonymous said...

Niggas will forgive, forget and still drink that shit Regardless. I don't even know why they even responded. They know black peoples patterns

Anonymous said...

Stop drinking that poison!

Anonymous said...

So much for correcting your mistakes and moving on. Guess it's not a mistake ...

Chrissy Snow said...

"Spirit of harmony" WTF are they talking about? They sell sugary, caffeine beverages for a living.
10 years ago few would've seen through this obvious propaganda ploy but it's 2017 and we aren't having it.
This was a fail all the way around and someone is getting fired.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 9:54! Somebody thought this was a good idea for an ad campaign? It's enough that soda sales are declining, and with Coke using "influencers" and chefs on IG, somebody at Pepsi Co. HQ in Salt Lake City thought they had an idea of "what the kids want." Kendall? Fake Protests? "Loving Police Officers?" #FAIL

Anonymous said...

Looks like Pepsi is the international symbol of law enforcement opening up a can of whoop ass on ALL people of color.

The blatant disrespect of OUR people has been showcased since the beginning of THEIR time, but it has gotten especially vulgar since the Obamas left office. We're being told to get back in place in the worst ways.

Anonymous said...

the karTRASHians have ALWAYS been culture vultures.

Who is surprised by this???!!?!?!?!?!!??!?!?!

Anonymous said...

@10:17

Soda sales are on the decline? I wonder why? That's a good thing by the way, I just find it curious.

OT: Kendall's on her last legs as a model, this is to garner her some much needed attention.

Anonymous said...

10:39 ~ A number of factors including changing tastes and a decline in disposable income. I'm a Perrier drinker (which is still a Coke product) but it's because I like the fizz, but not all the sugar of soda.

"Soda Consumption Falls to 30-Year Low In The U.S."
http://fortune.com/2016/03/29/soda-sales-drop-11th-year/

Anonymous said...

So:

- Law and order crowd are all over Twitter saying the commercial makes police look bad (?)

- Social Justice and Equality protesters think the commercial is tone-deaf and diminishes the impact of organized resistance (which makes sense)

- And the rest of America can't stand the Kardashian/Jenners and are mad Kendall is in any commercial

Who greenlit this? Did they do ANY research before airing it? Did the advertising company do any test groups? This is why things are so f*cked up in America right now. People with no talent running things simply out of nepotism, connections, or they paid to be there.

Anonymous said...

@11:13 This right here is the truth ruth...

"This is why things are so f*cked up in America right now. People with no talent running things simply out of nepotism, connections, or they paid to be there."

The whole f'ing gov't is being ran this way at this present time!!!

Ron said...

Many of us will forget and forgive our oppressors. Smh

Anonymous said...

Pepsi is gross. The only soda I'll allow myself to have is a ginger ale.

Anonymous said...

I don't forget, but I may slip and spend $$$ somewhere I shouldn't.

I am boycotting Coors because of their politics, and me and my best friend started drinking Modelo...well after a couple of trips for that 24 oz. can of Modelo and the cost was $5.00+ for 2; by the end of the day we realized that we had "Modelo taste on a Coors budget," so we had to switch back to Coors for that last beer run...I like Coors, I just don't like their politics...

Ron said...

I'm not a beer drinker but Modelo beer and Red Stripe taste better to me.

Anonymous said...

12:43 there is nothing more refreshing on a hot humid day than a club soda or ginger ale with a twist of lime. And 1:58pm is correct, treat yourself 1:17. Don't give Coors your hard-earned money.

Anonymous said...

They pulled the ad; If this doesn't show that everything the Koven touches turns to sh*t, I don't know what else will. #KardashianKurse

Anonymous said...

People are making a big deal because everybody is bitter, angry and too sensitive. How is this disrespectful to protesting??? This is just some cheesy ad showing peace between the law and the oppressed. THAT'S NOT OFFENSIVE!!!

What's more offensive is that they have that talentless Kartrashian offspring in the ad and that Pepsi is still allowed to sell that sugary poison!

Anonymous said...

It's beyond just "cheesy," 3:35. It commodifies issues that should be cause for a real debate or discussion. Please tell me you're not defending a corporation that stole land from indigenous people in South America, pushes GMO's into the food market, and bolsters diabetes rates in the community through facilitate bad food choices in food deserts. AND they hired a Koven member to sell their toxic sugar water (as you said.)

Laa soul said...

@3:35pm. Let Pepsi try to pull a stunt like that with another group of people and their struggle and we'll see how far Pepsi get with that.

Basically what Pepsi is saying is that by popping a can of Pepsi is going to solve it. Sorry all I see is a multi billion dollar company making lite of the struggle. They can keep their in your words, sugary poison in their lane.

#nowherenearbitter

Anonymous said...

^^^facilitating bad food choices, rather

Anonymous said...

^^^You are slow.

I INSULTED the company which makes it pretty obvious that I don't defend them.

My point is that everything is not worth a fight! Black people stay complaining about the pettiest shit but we can get our neighborhoods, schools and families right! Complain and fight for what matters!

Anonymous said...

who is fighting...we are on a gossip/primarily black blog discussing...

it's great soda sales are a an alltime low
it's great that people are paying attention to these companies and putting their money into companies that have their best interests
that's why i try to shop black as often as possible...I want to grow that! and fuck a Pepsi #boycottPepsi #boycottNFL

Anonymous said...

8:18 is correct; We're all here for a laugh and to share info. People are waking up and have stoped paying to poison themsleves with sugar water. We still have a ways to go but it's a start. Oh, and the Kardashian Curse seems real. Tristan Thompson better run while he can!

Angela Peterson said...

I'm always amazed that there are no blacks or minorities on staff that will say NO NO NO.

Anonymous said...

NO matter what black people will always drink Pepsi. I swear I think they put drugs in it. Pepsi, Newports, and Lottery. Every childs store run for there hood mom.

Anonymous said...

I just looked at the commercial. I think people are over reacting. I think they made an attempt to show how talented, diverse and conscious this generation is. Maybe not the best but who's to say they meant any harm.

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