Martin Luther King’s daughter had the best response to that Kendall Jenner Pepsi advert

Wil Jones
Thursday 06 April 2017 08:30
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Yesterday, Pepsi revealed their new commercial starring Kendall Jenner, and let’s just say, it did not go down well.

While there is plenty of tone-deaf wrongness in the clip, the thing that has angered people the most is simply the co-opting of a serious political movement by a massive company, who then suggest that their product is all that’s needed to quell America’s race turmoil.

As people have pointed out:

But the most perfect takedown came from Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.

If only….

She later expanded her thoughts to the Huffington Post, calling the commercial:

...problematic in imagery and content, primarily because it contributed to the notion that there is a fairy-tale, light way to ease conflicts that have existed in this nation for hundreds of years.

Pepsi have now pulled the advert, saying:

We missed the mark and we apologise

Damn right you did.

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