The best, worst, saddest, and funniest reactions to that awful Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial
Pepsi has a dream
by Amanda Ross
Earlier this week, Kendall Jenner saved us all from a nation tainted by overt and systemic racism by handing riot police an ice-cold Pepsi.
Twitter — and Black Twitter in particular — did what it does best and turned a tone-deaf, offensive instance into something both hilarious and teachable. Users took something insensitive and potentially dangerous and used humor to highlight the stark difference between what Pepsi portrayed and what people of color experience in interactions with the police every single day.
Here are the best, worst, funniest, saddest, smartest and weirdest reactions to that infamous advertisement:
This reaction to the ad released on the anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination
"Now just wait one second officers.
I have a Pepsi." pic.twitter.com/NW0sddKOOI
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 5, 2017
This scenario that makes the bold assumption that POC were in the meeting at all
Creative Director: What if we have Kendall Jenner lead POC in a resistance march?
POC employees haunted by rent: pic.twitter.com/RAmVU4MOCc
— Martin Truther King (@brownlashon) April 5, 2017
The ultimate tool
But they don't know I'm carrying a Pepsi on me pic.twitter.com/o3bTEWfg4u
— ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ (@merelynora) April 5, 2017
The genius user who pointed out how stupid the generic “protest” signs were
The inoffensive generic protest signs in Pepsi's woke Kendall Jenner ad are hilarious. pic.twitter.com/9t2h6YxCZL
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) April 4, 2017
This user who pointed out a crucial element of most protests was missing
I'm confused. When does Kendall get pepper sprayed? #pepsi
— Jeff Marsh (@Fidgeteur) April 5, 2017
This meeting of the minds over Kendall’s ingenious solution
"Look fam, I don't really rock with you, but Kendall said if we just hand them a Pepsi we can end this whole thing real quick." pic.twitter.com/WZRoGqyQOB
— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) April 5, 2017
WHY DIDN’T ANYONE THINK OF THIS SOONER
So you mean to tell me this whole time all we had to do was offer a cop a Pepsi and they wouldn't kill unarmed Blacks during routine stops? pic.twitter.com/pvqNEpLTz6
— NANA JIBRIL ??️? (@girlswithtoys) April 5, 2017
Pepsi’s inevitable next move
— oscar b (@oscvrb) April 5, 2017
This not-so-far-fetched scenario
*smiling black man approaches cops with gift of Pepsi*
Subsequent headline: No Charges Against Officers Who Thought Pepsi Can Was Gun
— Jason Miller (@longwall26) April 5, 2017
And this one
"STOP GUYS! I have a Pepsi multi pack in my car!!" pic.twitter.com/0BamCseHUo
— #WengerIn (@Chenyboi) April 5, 2017
Oh, and this one
Me: "I don't have Pepsi with me"
— S'thembiso Gamede (@StheeReloaded) April 5, 2017
It’s almost as if…there’s a pattern…?
"license and registration and step outta car. Are carrying a Pepsi? I know alotta you are" pic.twitter.com/jf9BCUZwFE
— Intellectual Killah (@IAmPhillyC) April 5, 2017
Will you guys take an IOU?
"They ain't have no more damn Pepsi at the store!" pic.twitter.com/lVb8hA7Feo
— BRITTDAY 6/11 (@theBrittdoll) April 5, 2017
Pepsi trying to learn from their mistakes
"Guess we should have set the commercial at a protest outside an abortion clinic." — Pepsi executives
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 5, 2017
They better fucking learn, anyway
The Pepsi president of marketing in tomorrow morning's meeting: pic.twitter.com/ULhHiVuO9n
— Tyrus Quash (@IdealGasLaw) April 5, 2017
“LOL U got us, guys!!!!”
The cop's face at the end. ? "You know, this thin white woman makes a good point. Pepsi MIGHT BE better than state violence!" pic.twitter.com/kaPiAvmyQQ
— Olivia A. Cole (@RantingOwl) April 4, 2017
Rob Delaney burning “President” Trump, who you know LOVES Pepsi
.@realDonaldTrump Put a little tape over your laptop's camera so Putin can't watch your jerk your dong to that Kendall Jenner commercial
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) April 5, 2017
Oh shit, maybe Pepsi’s in on it and is gonna sponsor the Get Out sequel
if you opened your third eye you would see the kendall ad is about how white women collude with the police state
— deaux (@dstfelix) April 4, 2017
And this haunting and upsetting comparison which solidifies the incontrovertible fact that this was the stupidest fucking commercial of all time
— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) April 4, 2017
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