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Why Are People Mad Over This Pepsi Commercial?

April 5, 2017

Pepsi released a new commercial yesterday and it's getting a lot of backlash on social media. 

The commercial features a peace protest and Kendall Jenner because nothing says Peace protest like throwing a Kardashian in the mix. 

Check out the commercial below and see if you get offended or understand why so many people are upset.

People are bashing Pepsi on twitter. 

The issue is that people feel that having Kendall Jenner show up to a protest takes away from the importance of protesting. 

"Pepsi's new ad Kendall Jenner 'ends racism' by handing police men a Pepsi - way to degrade 50 yrs of black/minority struggle," wrote one person on Twitter. 

What I find odd is all of these brands trying to make some sort of political statement in their commercials. In a statement to CNN, Pepsi said: "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."