Here's How Pepsi Is Defending Their Problematic Kendall Jenner Ad

Nope, this is not the apology you were looking for.

Pepsi recently announced supermodel Kendall Jenner as the new face of their brand, and in celebration decided to produce a commercial in which she solves police brutality with a can of soda. As you might expect, the internet was not thrilled:

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Obviously, there are some major issues with a commercial company like Pepsi co-opting a social movement for monetary gain. And the idea that all it takes to stop police brutality is one white lady with a can of soda is deeply offensive for a myriad of reasons. So, what did Pepsi have to say regarding the issue? Their statement follows, and they're certainly not apologizing:

"This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think that's an important message to convey."

Watch the controversial commercial below:

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