Portland Man Pulls Kendall Jenner Pepsi Move At City Council Meeting; Panic Erupts
It's my turn to try and keep Portland weird.
A couple of days ago, Pistol Pete, the Iceman had some nice viral action of a dude sauntering down the street with a syringe behind his ear, like a man's man from a previous era would stash a smoke up there. You remember this guy, right?
Well now, we've got a full blown Kendall Jenner episode.
Kendall who? Episo-wha?
Pepsi came out with a ridiculous ad, which has subsequently been pulled, showing Kendall Jenner leaving a photo shoot to join a smattering of good-looking young "protesters" who rah-rah when she hands a can of Pepsi to a cop at the rally. Like all relations can be solved over a carbonated beverage. The spot has been mercilessly eviscerated on many social media platforms with varying degrees of scorn ranging from tone-deaf at least to trivializing and glamorizing protests dealing with serious social causes.
It got so bad that Pepsi was in full back pedal mode:
“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding,” the company said Wednesday in a statement announcing the ad had been yanked. "Clearly we missed the mark and we apologize".