Kendall Jenner better turn off her mentions on Twitter today, because the internet is not happy about her new Pepsi ad.
On Tuesday, the soda company released a commercial showing the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star ditching a photoshoot to join a generic-looking protest in the streets. It ends with the model giving a cop a can of Pepsi before their new tag line, "Live bolder, live louder, live for now."
The spot was accused of appropriating the Black Lives Matter movement to sell a few cans of soda, and critics have been extremely vocal all over social media.
Pepsi, meanwhile, has defended the "message" of the ad. "This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think that's an important message to convey," Pepsi said in a statement.
See 21 of the most savage tweets below, including one from Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, Bernice King:
So we should just give Putin & Assad & Trump a can of Pepsi & everything will be fine?— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 4, 2017
The worst part of the Pepsi commercial is when Kendall decides to protest racism by making a black woman hold her wig. pic.twitter.com/NEfSwXqJvm— Sean Kent (@seankent) April 5, 2017
"Now just wait one second officers.— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 5, 2017
I have a Pepsi." pic.twitter.com/NW0sddKOOI
theory: that Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad is actually a Coke ad— Chris Gayomali (@chrisgayomali) 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
When she thinks the can of Pepsi is going to stop you from pepper spraying the nearest person of color pic.twitter.com/XMDfg8s02G— Zito (@_Zeets) April 4, 2017
"Kendall please! Give him a Pepsi!" pic.twitter.com/IntFNmCpTr— Zito (@_Zeets) 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
the only thing that's important is that everyone understands that kendall jenner is the new martin luther king jr now— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) April 4, 2017
*kendall jenner hands cop a pepsi*— BRANDON WARDELL (@BRANDONWARDELL) April 4, 2017
cop: im not racist anymore
The Kendall Jenner Pepsi fiasco is a perfect example of what happens when there's no black people in the room when decisions are being made.— Travon Free (@Travon) April 4, 2017
"I've been to the mountaintop, there's a Pepsi machine" pic.twitter.com/40vV6HjeEF— Charles J. Moore (@charles270) April 4, 2017
"Aye...tell Jesse to get a 6-pack of Pepsi and bring it to Selma. I'll explain later..." pic.twitter.com/5VElyQqC0W— Suge Night Shyamalan (@B_Effin_G) April 5, 2017
You should have seen the rejected Pepsi commercial. pic.twitter.com/1NR23KCuwk— Wallace Wylie (@WallaceWylie) April 4, 2017
Coke execs tonight after watching kendall’s pepsi ad pic.twitter.com/3u7Ti01bpi— JamesMichael Nichols (@JMN) April 4, 2017
Make 👏🏼 Pepsi 👏🏼ads 👏🏼 about 👏🏼 Britney 👏🏼 time traveling 👏🏼 again— patrick sullivan (@PatchNavillus) April 4, 2017
In fairness to Pepsi, their ad did bring people together.— Josh Barro (@jbarro) April 4, 2017