Pepsi pulls ad after widespread controversy

If this ad was seeking to unite people it may have failed miserably

If this ad was seeking to unite people it may have failed miserably

The Kardashian clan is used to being the center of controversy and Kendall Jenner is receiving huge backlash after taking part in a Pepsi ad. If it was only that easy.

The company has since apologized for the ad and has announced that they are removing it from the airwaves.

Others poked fun at the ad, saying a Pepsi is all it takes to make police officers less racist. Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologise. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. In its statement Wednesday, PepsiCo apologized to Jenner for putting her "in this position".

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The pair only got in about two punches before police took them to the ground and restrained them using plastic restraints. The lawyer who fought for Spencer to be allowed to speak is quoted as saying "diversity is not a strength".

Whoops! Pepsi made a major misstep when it released a highly-promoted commercial on April 4 starring Kendall Jenner, 21, that turned out to be incredibly tone-deaf.

A source familiar with Jenner's deal with Pepsi tells ET that the commercial was only slated to air overseas, not in the USA, but it ended up making the rounds online, with even the 21-year-old model tweeting it out.

She has not commented since and has deleted her tweet initially pointing people towards the ad. Jenner offers an officer a cold Pepsi, and the crowd erupts into cheers after the cop drinks it and smiles - seemingly solving social problems with a few sips.

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McGinn also pledged to support a city-wide income tax this year, though he's certain it would immediately be challenged in court. The city should first "thoroughly review our budget" for possible savings.

Many said the ad "disrespected" and "appropriated" the Black Lives Matter movement.

The ad, created by Pepsi's in-house agency, the Creators League Studio, sparked massive and instant outrage when it appeared online on Tuesday.

Some on social media drew comparisons between Jenner facing the police, and the infamous picture of a woman in a dress confronting police in Baton Rouge following protests after police shot dead Alton Sterling.

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He was said to be fairly upbeat even though usual defence partner Matt Hunwick acknowledged: "I know he's pretty devastated". He pointed to 160-pound Mitch Marner's penchant for finishing checks and Matthews responding in kind when he gets hit.

It was not the first time Pepsi has touched a nerve.

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