Celebrities Attack Kendall Jenner, Pepsi Over Social Justice Ad

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Celebrities like Margaret Cho, Jim Gaffigan, Andy Richter and Judd Apatow attacked model Kendall Jenner and Pepsi on Twitter over their social justice ad.

The ad, which showed Jenner crossing the street during some kind of protest to give a can of Pepsi to a police officer, created outrage from people who said it was a comment on “black lives matter” protests. (RELATED: Pepsi Pulls ‘Protest’ Ad Everybody Is Freaking Out About)

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“If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi,” Bernice King tweeted.

“I could spend the rest of my life trying and not even come close to making something as funny as this Pepsi ad,” Judd Apatow tweeted.

“J. Edgar Hoover takes aim from the grassy knoll. The motorcade approaches. He fires. JFK raises a #Pepsi to his lips, blocks the bullet,” Patton Oswalt tweeted.

By early Wednesday afternoon, Pepsi had pulled the ad and apologized.

“Clearly, we missed the mark, and we apologize,” Pepsi said in a statement. “We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are pulling the content and halting any further rollout.”

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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