Celebrities Attack Kendall Jenner, Pepsi Over Social Justice Ad
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)
“If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi,” Bernice King tweeted.
If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi. pic.twitter.com/FA6JPrY72V
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) April 5, 2017
“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.
I could spend the rest of my life trying and not even come close to making something as funny as this Pepsi ad. https://t.co/C5qG1trHKg
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 5, 2017
“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.
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 (@pattonoswalt) April 5, 2017
“But you said you wanted social media to talk about Pepsi.” – Advertising guy to Pepsi executive before agency is fired.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) April 5, 2017
If this #Pepsi ad is the choice of a new generation, Im gonna need that generation to turn in its badge.
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) April 5, 2017
PUTIN PAID FOR THAT PEPSI SPOT
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) April 5, 2017
This Pepsi ad is so unrealistic. Those protesters would have been Dr. Pepper Sprayed. https://t.co/oNjjtm6eFu
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 5, 2017
The new @pepsi ad with @KendallJenner is stupefyingly diabolical.
Absurd, PC-crazed, virtue-signalling, snowflake claptrap. pic.twitter.com/SA9RRanGNo
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 4, 2017
Kendall Jenner gives a Pepsi to a cop and rids the world of -isms. Y’all can go somewhere with this tone-deaf, shallow and over-produced ad. pic.twitter.com/CEr4cAw3Ld
— Taryn Finley (@_TARYNitUP) April 4, 2017
The worst part of the Pepsi commercial is when Kendall decides to protest racism by making a black woman hold her wig. pic.twitter.com/NEfSwXqJvm
— Sean Kent (@seankent) April 5, 2017
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.”