We are removing the content and halting any further rollout. Show Full Article There’s this huge protest in the street, reminiscent of Black Lives Matter,” he says. The SNL sketch even featured cast member Cecily Strong as Jenner. And then Kendall Jenner walks in. That Pepsi brings everyone together.”
After a pause, the director’s face drops as he listens to his sister criticize the premise. Later, other people get on the phone to explain why the commercial is such a bad idea. “It’s an homage to the resistance. Sorry I can’t super talk right now, I’m on the set of this huge Pepsi commercial I’m doing…” #SNL pic.twitter.com/5Od8W3khYO
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) April 9, 2017
Released this week, the Pepsi commercial featured the reality television star participating in a protest and handing a police officer a can of Pepsi in an effort to diffuse tension. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. “Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize. “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace, and understanding,” the company said in a statement. “Sort of tone deaf?” he repeats at one point. The ad was blasted on social media after its release, prompting Pepsi to pull the spot a day later. I know, it’s cute, right?” Strong as Jenner remarks. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.”
The full sketch will be added when video becomes available; watch a clip above. She walks up to one of the police officers and hands him a Pepsi. In the sketch, the spot’s director (cast member Beck Bennett) discusses the commercial with his unseen sister while they speak on the phone. Saturday Night Live mocked the controversial Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad that the soft drink company pulled this week after receiving a torrent of online backlash. “Everybody is marching and they get to these police officers and you think it’s going to go bad because there’s kind of a standoff. “I stop the police from shooting black people by handing them a Pepsi. “Hey!