See how Democrats vs. Republicans react to controversial Pepsi ad

13 April, 2017, 02:16 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
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The ad concludes with Kendall Jenner - played by Cecily Strong - talking to one of her friends about the subject matter of the commercial: "I stop the police from shooting black people by handing them a Pepsi". And 32 percent of Americans said the ad made them more likely to buy Pepsi products, versus 20 percent who were less likely. The 21-year old doesn't want to be a part of any controversy.

Madonna threw shade at Pepsi in a series of Instagram posts on Thursday.

In 1989, Madonna signed a $5 million endorsement deal with Pepsi and recorded a commercial for the soft-drink company.

It's one thing if Pepsi had accurately encouraged the message of Black Lives Matter with an organizer's guidance, but by taking advantage of a relevant topic and refusing to back a clear message, the ad becomes exploitation.

The music video, which contained scenes of burning crosses and Madonna seducing a black saint, was condemned by multiple religious groups and even the Vatican, and generated controversy around the world.

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This is why it's no surprise that Kim Kardashian's younger stepsister and high profile model, Kendall Jenner, is under major media scrutiny concerning her involvement in Pepsi's most recent advertising campaign. The law enforcer opened the top, took a gulp and is welcomed by the odd yells of regard from the protesters.

Joseph von Meding, filmmaker at ThirtyRev, told Business Insider the Pepsi ad didn't bring out an emotional response, which a protest video should.

Apart from Madonna, a number of other famous people slammed Pepsi and Kendall Jenner for the inappropriate ad.

Meanwhile, as per Toronto Sun, the actors in the commercial said that most of the extras in the ad weren't even from the US. Madonna vs Kendall Jenner.

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