Mzansi joins outrage over ‘disrespectful’ Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad
TshisaLIVE | 2017-04-05 13:20:36.0
Kendall Jenner has come under fire for this Pepsi advert.
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South Africans have joined thousands around the world in sharing their shock and outrage at a Pepsi advert that seemed to suggest that societal ills could be solved by drinking the cold beverage.
The ad, which shows Kendall Jenner joining a protest and handing a policeman a Pepsi to ease the hostility, was slammed by viewers across the world this week.
Many accused it of trying to cash in on social issues and being “disrespectful’ to civil rights movements such as Black Lives Matter.
The advert topped the local trends list and drew sharp reactions from Twitter users, including radio personality Poppy Ntshongwana.
The Pepsi ad, that’s the 2 minutes and 40 seconds of my life I’ll never get back pic.twitter.com/D7t1fMHhVu
— Under Score Percyval (@_Percyval) April 5, 2017
The biggest problem with the Pepsi ad is that they selling a story no one can relate too
— Valentine (@Mr_TVMadzhie) April 5, 2017
They’d better pull this Pepsi ad. Like yesterday already. pic.twitter.com/TSsxcbBKIi
— Poppy Ntshongwana (@PoppyIsMyName) April 5, 2017
Press statement of the Pepsi AD. Change the world with Pepsi pic.twitter.com/1GSViVj4OG
— Lethokuhle Gamede (@buhle_cupcake) April 5, 2017
Other’s saw the lighter side of the controversy.
I don’t know why South Africans are so offended by this Pepsi ad… We give cops cool drink money all the time…
— Lazola Gola (@LazGola) April 5, 2017