Pepsi pulls widely mocked Kendall Jenner ad

Kendall Jenner is being criticized for cultural appropriation for a picture she posted April 6 of her hair in braids, and it comes on the heels of her Pepsi ad controversy.

While the source doesn't think the commercial will be a deal-breaker for the model, they admit Pepsi did a poor job at trying to project its "global message of unity".

We didn't want to be casual about any serious matter. "We are removing the content and halting any further rollout", said the press release. Their agreement had her starring in a TV ad for the soda company, with Pepsi also sponsoring the singer's world tour.

The ad, which has been dubbed as "tone-deaf" and disrespectful to movements like #BlackLivesMatter, was pulled from YouTube.

Responding to the commercial, Bernice King posted an image of her father being held back by police on Twitter and wrote: "If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi".

Pepsi's new Kendall Jenner ad is an example of irresponsible communication and pulling it out does not reverse the damage it has caused.

Another user tweeted: "can't believe Kendall Jenner just solved institutionalized racism and oppression by giving a cop a pepsi".

"This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony", the statement said, according to BBC.

Stars such as Lena Dunham also took to social media to criticise the advert. She tears off her wig and decides to join in on the protest marching by.

Jenner was spotted by the paparazzi arriving in Paris today, and instead of saying hello or even giving a quick wave, she covered her face in her hands. "Live for now especially if you're Pepsi's marketing department", he said.

The ad instantly sparked outrage in the form of tweets and memes as a "cynical attempt to capitalize on the current political discourse".

  • Salvatore Jensen