Pepsi Pulls Ad Featuring Kendall Jenner Following Backlash

By Staff  |  04/05/2017

Kendall Jenner in Pepsi ad

After enduring some severe backlash online, Pepsi has pulled their "Live For Now Moments Anthem" ad spot, featuring Kendall Jenner.

In the clip, the model/reality TV star is seen modeling on the sidewalk of a busy street, while young protestors crowd the area. Eventually, she joins them and hands a can of Pepsi to a police officer.

Social media went off following the ad's rollout, some calling it "tone-deaf" in regard to very real protests that have taken place over the past year.

Bernice King, the daughter of late leader Martin Luther King Jr., tweeted a photo of her father being confronted by a police officer at a protest march, while mocking the Pepsi add in the caption: "If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi."

Pepsi pulled the ad from Youtube and has since released a statement apologizing.

"Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding," the company said. "Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize."