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‘Unforgettable’ Natalie Cole

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

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‘Unforgettable’ 2017

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017



Kendall Jenner’s New CONDEMNED Pepsi Ad

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

The anger and disgust over Kendall Jenner’s new ad for Pepsi is universal.  The blog-o-sphere is bursting with indignation and hatred.

In the spot, Jenner is at a modeling shoot and sees a large group of peace protestors facing off against a line of cops. She whips off her wig, picks up a Pepsi, walks through the demonstrators and gives the can to one of the police officers as a sign of “togetherness.”

Of course every nitwit on the internet has something awful to say about it.  From “laughingly superficial” to “supporting the police murdering black people.”

Calm down, kids.

From my years in advertising, I can tell you exactly what the commercial is.  It’s a scrubbed-up, idealistic view of a slice of fantasyland that should be taken as seriously as a can of carbonated, brown, sugar-water. 

The ad makes a simple statement, “Let’s come together over a can of Pepsi.” I remember creative meetings with a group of other superficial simps coming up with concepts like this. I can assure you, no heavy, sociological thought or menacing, mind-manipulation goes into the mix.

Pepsi is selling cans of soda pop. The usual genre is boy-meets-girl-beach-sunset. They’ve just tried to make this idea more contemporary and a little less cliched. It’s no important social statement and no big deal. Really.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017