Kendall Jenner OBLITERATED For ‘Exploiting’ BLM Movement – After Fake Police Officer Does THIS With Her! [WATCH]

Kendall Jenner OBLITERATED For ‘Exploiting’ BLM Movement – After Fake Police Officer Does THIS With Her! [WATCH]

Pepsi has just released a new ad featuring model and Kardashian clan daughter Kendall Jenner. While a soda ad would seemingly be un-offensive, it seems the advertising department stepped in it big time — people are seriously angry.

In the ad, Jenner is seen preparing for a photo shoot while wearing a blonde wig. Meanwhile, a protest is going on outside. While what the people are protesting isn’t clear, signs are being held with phrases like “Join the Conversation” and “Love” and the crowd is filled with multiracial protesters.

When one of the protesters waves Jenner to join them, she rips off her wig and joins the protest. She then walks over to one of the police officers, all of whom are standing in a line and hands him a Pepsi. He takes the can from her, drinks it and smiles, and the crowd cheers.

The ad was quickly slammed on social media with people calling it “tone-deaf” and accusing Pepsi of exploiting Black Lives Matter protests. People also thought that the image of Jenner giving an officer a can of Pepsi exploited an award-winning photo of protester Iesha Evans calmly allowing police in riot gear to arrest her.

For their part, Pepsi released a statement saying the ad was meant to celebrate the “spirit of harmony.” In a statement released when the ad was first released, Pepsi said, “The ‘Jump In’ Pepsi Moments film takes a more progressive approach to truly reflect today’s generation and what living for now looks like.” The description of the ad says it is “a short film about the moments when we decide to let go, choose to act, follow our passion and nothing holds us back.”

Jenner, meanwhile, released a statement with the ad saying, “I am thrilled to join the legendary roster of icons who have represented their generations and worked with Pepsi. The spirit of Pepsi – living in the ‘now’ moment- is one that I believe in. I make a conscious effort in my everyday life and travels to enjoy every experience of today.”

Pepsi had to work quickly to handle the backlash, though, with a spokesman saying, “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 important message to convey.” But it made no difference to the people angry on social media.

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