New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon

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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Mafro » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:15 pm

Lotus wrote:Ah, she's a model apparently. News to me.

Saw the advert on the news just now, usual case that all the complaining has likely resulted in it being seen by far more people and having more impact than it ever would have done otherwise, so even though it's been pulled, Pepsi and Ms Jenner won't give a gooseberry fool I'm sure. Might've been the plan all along.

I've only seen a clip though, so why are people going mental over the blonde wig? And why are they immediately comparing this to the BLM protests and not the anti-Trump protests? Guessing there's something they didn't show on the news..?

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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Lotus » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:36 pm

Yes I know you like posting that as often as you can, but you could answer my question instead. I haven't seen the full advert so would like to fully understand what the outrage is about. If the issue is that Pepsi is trying to ride on the coat-tails of movements based on real issues and protests, of which there have been many recently about all kinds of issues, and people are upset about that, fine, but people are crying racism and so I'm assuming there's something specifically in the advert that I haven't seen which is the cause of that. I'd like somebody to tell me if that's the case.
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by bear » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:00 am

Those tweets Knoyleo posted make a lot of sense.



When I saw the ad I was surprised that the ads creators seemed to fail to recognise how tone deaf the ad was. I figured they must be awful bloody stupid if I, a white guy living in the rural west of Ireland, could see the ads potential to upset people and that the legion of people involved in making it had managed to miss that.

I should have given them more credit I guess. They're not thick, just cynical bastards.
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:37 am

Lotus wrote:Yes I know you like posting that as often as you can, but you could answer my question instead. I haven't seen the full advert so would like to fully understand what the outrage is about. If the issue is that Pepsi is trying to ride on the coat-tails of movements based on real issues and protests, of which there have been many recently about all kinds of issues, and people are upset about that, fine, but people are crying racism and so I'm assuming there's something specifically in the advert that I haven't seen which is the cause of that. I'd like somebody to tell me if that's the case.


I can't answer your question unfortunately and having read through this thread i wouldn't expect anything more than condescending comments and images in reply.
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Qikz » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:51 am

Lotus wrote:Yes I know you like posting that as often as you can, but you could answer my question instead. I haven't seen the full advert so would like to fully understand what the outrage is about. If the issue is that Pepsi is trying to ride on the coat-tails of movements based on real issues and protests, of which there have been many recently about all kinds of issues, and people are upset about that, fine, but people are crying racism and so I'm assuming there's something specifically in the advert that I haven't seen which is the cause of that. I'd like somebody to tell me if that's the case.

I like to think part of the issue is it paints protests as a happy social event when really it's people grouping together wanting to fight for change.
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Squinty » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:00 am

I think outrage culture has hit again. Terrible advert, but isn't that big an issue.
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Gandalf » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:27 am

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by Moggy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:47 am

Qikz wrote:
Lotus wrote:Yes I know you like posting that as often as you can, but you could answer my question instead. I haven't seen the full advert so would like to fully understand what the outrage is about. If the issue is that Pepsi is trying to ride on the coat-tails of movements based on real issues and protests, of which there have been many recently about all kinds of issues, and people are upset about that, fine, but people are crying racism and so I'm assuming there's something specifically in the advert that I haven't seen which is the cause of that. I'd like somebody to tell me if that's the case.

I like to think part of the issue is it paints protests as a happy social event when really it's people grouping together wanting to fight for change.


Exactly. People are involved in protests over people being killed by the police and Pepsi turn this:

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into this:

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I am not outraged or offended by it, I get that companies will use absolutely anything to sell their product, but I can see why people are outraged by it and why it is in extremely poor taste (like the drink itself amirite??).
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by Saint of Killers » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:02 am

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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Hexx » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:39 am

Who is Kendall Jenner?
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by KK » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:51 am

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That's the type of BANTS that would set NeoGaf off, I guarantee it. 400 pages lambasting the actions of a PornHub twitter account. They're that predictable.
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Saint of Killers » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:55 am

You're not wrong.
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Moggy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:57 am

Hexx wrote:Who is Kendall Jenner?


What is Google?
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Hexx » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:01 am

Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:Who is Kendall Jenner?


What is Google?


What if she's something naughty I shouldn't be Googling on a work computer?
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Gandalf » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:01 am

Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:Who is Kendall Jenner?


What is Google?


Who is phone?
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Moggy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:03 am

Hexx wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:Who is Kendall Jenner?


What is Google?


What if she's something naughty I shouldn't be Googling on a work computer?


You think the outrage is caused by Pepsi using a porn star in their adverts?
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Moggy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:04 am

Gandalf wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hexx wrote:Who is Kendall Jenner?


What is Google?


Who is phone?


This is dog.
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Hexx » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:05 am

No. But making a bad advert doesn't preclude anything else also occurring.

Besides thinking about it "Pepsi Max" does sound like a porn name....
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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Tafdolphin » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:08 am

Kendell Jenner is, as far as I know, a member of the Kardashian clan. I think. Also, she's white which upset people because, as well as co-opting the civil unrest, Pepsi also snuck some White Saviour rhetoric in there as well.

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PostRe: New Pepsi commercial going down like a lead balloon
by Hexx » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:10 am

I don't understand "The Kardashians". I hear them mentioned all the time. Is it one of those "scripted reality" things?
If it's a family, how is JENNER part of it?

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