Now Playing
HOT 99.5
Last Song Played
Duval's ONLY R&B
On Air
No Program
Now Playing
HOT 99.5
Last Song Played
Duval's ONLY R&B

Posted: April 09, 2017

SNL spoofs now infamous Kendall Jenner, Pepsi commercial 

Richard Drew/AP
Model Kendall Jenner is getting her makeup applied backstage before the Michael Kors Spring 2017  show during Fashion Week, in New York. Pepsi pulled a controversial ad featuring the reality TV star after a social media backlash and criticism that the ad appeared to trivialize protests for social justice causes. Now ‘SNL’ has spoofed it.

By Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

 

Looking back, it might be easy to see how inappropriate and tone-deaf Pepsi’s controversial commercial featuring Kendall Jenner and the Black Lives Matter movement was, but it wasn’t apparent to the soda giant or those working on the ad in the run-up to the release. 

>> Read more trending news

Pepsi pulled the ad barely a day after releasing it following a social media backlash, then apologized to the public and to Jenner.

“Saturday Night Live” spoofed the ad over the weekend. The skit features Beck Bennett as the writer-director on set and about to shoot the commercial. He calls his sister to share the concept, then speaks with another family member, before finally asking if a black neighbor could give her opinion. 

“What would you do if you were in my situation?” Bennett asked the neighbor as a crew is getting ready to shoot the commercial. He listened for a second then responded, “Just run to my car?” 

Cecily Strong played Jenner in the spoof.


There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

 
 

Jax Health & Fitness Expo

The second Jax Health and Fitness Expo is a free event dedicated to helping Northeast Florida better their lives through health and fitness.

The Hot 99.5 Business on the Move

View this weeks Business on the Move here. Know of a business that deserves to be HOT 99.5's next Business on the Move?