Pepsi has just released its new commercial ad starring Kendall Jenner, which seems to have annoyed people all over the Internet. The ad titled "Live For Now Moments Anthem" has received a poor response from both critics and audience and has become a butt of all jokes on the Internet.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the ad, which features Skip Marley's track "Lions" in the background, depicts a racism protest by people on the streets, which was later joined by Jenner after cutting her photo shoot. The 21-year-old actress then puts a Pepsi soda can and hand it to a police officer, who after taking a sip, met with massive approval from the protesters. The ad ends with a tagline 'Live bolder, live louder, live for now'.
However, as soon as the ad was available for the audience to witness, the response was merciless. Many people on social media accused Pepsi of promoting anti-Trump resistance and using social themes such as Black lives Matter and police brutality to sell their soda. As reported by Perez Hilton, the two and the half minute ad showcasing a soft drink can unite the demonstrators and the authority in the current political climate is nothing but foolish.
It didn't take long for the ad to go viral and many jokes were shared on Twitter. "I can't believe Kendall Jenner stopped police brutality with PEPSI! We have achieved world peace, guys!," wrote a Twitter user. "So we should just give Putin and Assad and Trump a can of Pepsi and everything will be fine," wrote another.
On their defense, a Pepsi spokesperson said that this is a global ad reflecting people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think that's an important message to convey. Well, whatever they say now, the insensitivity and illogical theme have already made people's taste bitter.