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Pepsi and Kendall Jenner Dragged All Over The Internet For Tone Deaf AD!

Another day, another large corporation does something incredibly crazy and tone deaf. Tonight Kendall Jenner and Pepsi Co unveiled a new ad for Pepsi Max. In the commercial ,(posted above) Kendall is doing what she does best and that is taking photos. The photoshoot quickly comes to an end when a protest marches past her shoot and she decides to join in.

Now here is where the commercial goes absolutely wrong. Jenner makes her way to the front of the crowd and hands the a cop a Pepsi Max backed by Skip Marley’s track “Lions”. His mood quickly turns from serious, to completely happy and understanding.

The image of Jenner handing the officer a soda quickly drew comparisons to the iconic photo of Ieshia Evans confronting riot gear wearing Baton Rouge police officers.

Jenner’s mom Kris Jenner tweeted how proud she was of her daughter for being in what they thought was a brilliant ad.

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Twitter and Instagram of course was not here for it AT ALL! Here is some of the electronic vitriol understandably sent Pepsi, Kris and Kendall’s way:

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Welp! That is not even all of the tweets sent their way, they are still pouring in both Pepsi and Kendall’s Twitter mentions. Well we hope Pepsi and Kendall learned their lesson, but honestly though Pepsi and Kendall:

Hit the gallery below to see even more clever responses to Pepsi and Kendall’s atrocious commercial below:

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Last Night In NYC: Jidenna Performs at Pepsi Sound Drop Event at Kola House

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Just on the heels of his new album release, Wondaland Records/Epic Records own Jidenna rocked NYC Meatpacking’s Kola House at the Pepsi Sound Drop event and Team SFPL was on hand to witness a great night!

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Josh Dean, Nate Wonder and Janelle Monáe.
Josh Dean, Nate Wonder and Janelle Monáe.

The performance brought together several notable attendees, including Janelle Monáe and Nate Wonder and celebrated the release of his debut project The Chief, which is available right now.

 

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During his performance set, the Nigerian-born artist kept the crowd rocking non-stop as he went through his current hit singles like “Classic Man”, “Long Live The Chief”, “Little Bit More”, “Knickers” and more.

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To end off his extraordinary show, the tailored hip-hop star touched on his new song “The Let Out” as he literally hit the floor with his fans leading straight out the door into the street, capitalizing off of the title of the catchy track; demonstrating what it means to party after the club.

Be sure to download ‘The Chief’ HERE.

Photos provided by Pepsi.

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Super Bowl LI: Dak Prescott named Pepsi Rookie of the Year

 

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HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Musician Lady Gaga (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Pepsi wrapped up a week-long activation around Super Bowl LI by sponsoring the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Halftime Show, featuring international superstar Lady Gaga. Gaga thrilled the crowd at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX with some of her top hits including ‘Bad Romance,’ ‘Poker Face,’ ‘Born This Way’ and new hit ‘Million Reasons,’ delivering a memorable performance to millions watching around the world.

READ MORE: Lady Gaga’s Full Superbowl LI Pepsi Halftime Show & Peep The Best Reactions To It! 

 

In other Fly News, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott won the 2016 Pepsi Rookie of the Year award, winning the fan vote that took place on NFL.com over fellow finalists Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa, Deion Jones and Carson Wentz.

READ MORE: Bruno Mars & DJ Khaled Performs, John Legend & Cee Lo Attend 1893 Speakeasy At The LIFEWTR Art After Dark Super Bowl Party

Dak even shared his win on Twitter with a special “thank you” to his fans:

Congrats Dak!

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Watch: Pepsi Releases New Lady Gaga BTS Journey to the Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show

Pepsi is continuing its excitement for Super Bowl LI with the launch of the first of several #PepsiHalftime behind-the-scenes footage pieces of Lady Gaga leading up to the big Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show.

The spot stars Gaga herself as she preps for the highly-anticipated Halftime Show. In the clip and the ones released hereafter, fans will see how the magic is made from hair, makeup, elaborate costumes, and precise choreography [co-starring Richy Jackson] to showcase the how she plans to make this year’s show an unforgettable one.

Giving fans the ultimate opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime Super Bowl experience, Pepsi, Lady Gaga and the NFL launched the “Guest of Honor” program, offering fans a chance stand stage-side at the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Halftime Show. Fans were able to visit www.pepsihalftime.com to enter for a chance to join Lady Gaga on the field watching her perform at one of the biggest pop culture moments of the year.

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Last Night In New Orleans: Pepsi, National Black MBA Association Salute The Big Easy with Mannie Fresh, MIGOS and DJ Traci Steele

For the second year in a row, it was a Friday Night Lituation at Pepsi MBA Live. This past Friday, October 14th, 2016, more than 3,000 people filled the New Orleans hotspot, The Metropolitan for the annual concert and after-party presented by Pepsi, Diageo and the National Black MBA Association.

The finale event featured performances from the city’s own multi-platinum recording artist and super producer Mannie Fresh, hip-hop trio MIGOS, and DJ Traci Steele.

Photo Credit: Tyler Kaufman

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Fly Events: Pepsi’s Ultimate Fan Experience in NYC with Kid Ink & Jack Antonoff to Unveil Pepsi Pass

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Brad Barket/Getty Images

Recently, Pepsi gave consumers an exciting first-look at the incredible experiences the brand is delivering to fans this summer through its new app, Pepsi Pass. 

In true Pepsi style with music, prizes, giveaways and more, the brand introduced its new mobile app to fans during an all-day party in Bryant Park, New York City. Recording artist Kid Ink and musician Jack Antonoff of BLEACHERS surprised guests with special appearances while POWER 105.1’s DJ Prostyle kept fans pumped while they lined up to experience the Pepsi Pass vending machine which dispensed big prizes every hour in honor of Pepsi’s new “Pop Open Music Every Hour” campaign.

Available on iOS and Android, the Pepsi Pass app rewards consumers with out-of-the-blue moments and concert experiences through “music every hour” giveaways. Fans can also earn points through the app for future access to the hottest music, sporting events, as well as dining and travel destinations. All summer long, Pepsi will continue to bring fans closer to their favorite artists than ever before and offer unparalleled rewards.

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Last Night In NYC: Pepsi And iHeart Radio Kick-off Summer with performance by Flo Rida, Jeremih and Prince Royce

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(Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Pepsi)

Last Night In NYC…Team SFPL was on-board as Pepsi kicked off its Summer Music Campaign in a big way, teaming up with iHeartRadio to host a never-before-seen concert on the Hornblower Infinity Yacht with exclusive performances by Flo Rida and surprise guests Jeremih and Prince Royce, hosted by POWER 105.1’s DJ Prostyle.

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R&B star Jeremih started the show off with his chart-toppers, “Don’t Tell ‘Em” and “Somebody.”

(Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Pepsi)
(Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Pepsi)

Prince Royce stopped by and sung his crossover ballad “Stuck On A Feeling”, along with other crowd favorites.

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(Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Pepsi)

Headliner Flo Rida took the stage to close out the night, taking fans on a journey through all of his hits, including “Low”, “GDFR”, “Wild Ones” and “Where Them Girls At”. And to cap it off, Flo Rida and Jeremih performed their song “Tonight Belongs to U!” for the first time ever to a live audience.

(Photo Credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Pepsi)

Leading-up to the concert, Pepsi and iHeartRadio gave away tickets to the show every hour to fans on New York’s Power 105.1, Z100, 103.5 KTU and 106.7 Lite FM. Music has always been a critical element of Pepsi’s DNA and last night, Pepsi continued its ongoing tradition of giving consumers unparalleled access to experiences and events, taking it to the next level.

#GoodTimes!

[Photo Credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images – Provided by Pepsi]

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Happy 20th Birthday to “This Is How We Do It”: Montell Jordan + Pepsi + Super Bowl XLIX

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Happy 20th Birthday to “This Is How We Do It”!

 

The Montell Jordan classic turns 20 years old this year and he has teamed up with Pepsi and Buffalo Wild Wings for Super Bowl XLIX to put on a special performance of the song for fans to see who was most “Hyped For Halftime”. Montell and the crew set up shop in Oakdale, Minnesota at the local Buffalo Wild Wings with cheerleaders, background singers, a full band and the stage and put on the live performance for unsuspecting fans. For a 20-year comeback of his most popular song, his performance wasn’t too bad.

Check it out!

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#RealBigSummer: Janelle Monae & Pepsi Team Up As They Unveil The Hidden Camera

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This morning, Pepsi unveiled a brand new digital stunty video filmed with soul and R&B singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer, Janelle Monae.

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Fly Music: Kelly Rowland – ‘The Game’

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Off of Pepsi’s football-inspired visual album ‘Beats of the Beautiful Game’, singer Kelly Rowland delivers a dope bass-heavy tune entitled “The Game.” Check it out below…