Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

What Pepsi got wrong

A Pepsi commercial starring model Kendall Jenner giving a police officer a soda during a protest was a failed attempt to exploit the emotion behind the Black Lives Matter movement, says youth writer Keisa Reynolds.  Pepsi executives pulled the advertisement and issued an apology that this writer says falls short of acknowledging how the ad perpetuates misconceptions around social justice, organizing and protests. “It is wrong for the Pepsi ad to put the responsibility of peacefulness on protesters rather than an institution that promises to protect.” Read more at Richmond Pulse.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on April 16, 2017 by in Print, Richmond Pulse and tagged , .

Follow us on Twitter


Subscribe to receive our weekly newsletter of top youth media headlines on health justice.

%d bloggers like this: