It might seem like some kind of belated April Fool’s campaign for Coke, but Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi commercial has done the impossible and united the internet — just not in the way it wanted.
The ad, which is being universally panned for it’s tone-deaf approach and commercialisation of social issues, features Jenner joining a protest and handing a policeman a cool, refreshing Pepsi, subsequently ending society’s woes.
Naturally Twitter had a few thoughts on that. Here are just a few of the reactions to the ad.
me: I'll have a coke
waitress : is Pepsi ok?
me: oh I'm actually already not racist but thank you
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) April 4, 2017
you ever just take your blond wig off and end oppression by handing out beverages
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) April 4, 2017
who else is reminded of Dr Martin Luther King's famously resonant "I have a Pepsi" speech pic.twitter.com/xX5h3it3d1
— Scott Ludlam (@SenatorLudlam) April 4, 2017
*kendall jenner hands cop a pepsi*
cop: im not racist anymore
— BRANDON WARDELL (@BRANDONWARDELL) April 4, 2017
Hell yeah I hope the militarized police force beats the shit out of me while enjoying a cool, refreshing Pepsi™ https://t.co/E7NgU9uTwS
— Dan Ozzi (@danozzi) April 4, 2017
Pepsi CEO: we need a new ad that gets people on Pepsi's side
Coke CEO in Pepsi uniform: how about an ad with a Jenner and social injustice
— Coca-Colito (@CzarIito) April 4, 2017
This Pepsi ad is one of those things where I mentally count the people involved & I'm like
not one of you
said "maybe this is bad"
— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) April 4, 2017
Look I'm as woke as the next guy, but even cops shouldn't have to drink Pepsi.
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) April 4, 2017
So we should just give Putin & Assad & Trump a can of Pepsi & everything will be fine?
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 4, 2017
nice try pepsi, coca-cola already ended racism in 1971 pic.twitter.com/Q5DRHM5Zfn
— miel (@miel) April 4, 2017
— Ryan Brooks (@ByRyanBrooks) April 4, 2017
The inoffensive generic protest signs in Pepsi's woke Kendall Jenner ad are hilarious. pic.twitter.com/9t2h6YxCZL
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) April 4, 2017
theory: that Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad is actually a Coke ad
— Chris Gayomali (@chrisgayomali) April 4, 2017
Pepsi is NOT okay.
— @midnight (@midnight) April 4, 2017