While Pepsi’s Kendall Jenner ad — where the reality star dissolves tensions between protesters and a cordon of police with a single can of the soda — has been pulled off the air, it has not been forgotten as Saturday Night Live reminded them in a brutal take-down.
Since premiering the ad earlier this week, PepsiCo has taken a beating from the public and the press for co-opting Black Lives Matter and various other socially conscious protest movements in a cynical attempt to sell soda, resulting in a public apology from the company. The company even went so far as to apologize to Jenner for hiring her to appear in the commercial, which also riled the public.
On SNL, cast member Beck Bennett played the creator and director of the ill-fated commercial who believed he was seeing his dream come true. It is only minutes before filming the ad that he discovers friends, family and even strangers are horrified by his idea of paying “homage” to a protest movement based on halting the needless killing of black Americans by police — in order to sell Pepsi.
You can watch the the video below, which also features cast member Cecily Strong as Jenner boasting to a friend, “I stop the police from shooting black people by giving them a Pepsi– I know, it’s cute, right!”
Lara Trump says the president is the real victim: He ‘gave up his entire life’ to be president
Campaign advisor Lara Trump defended her father-in-law saying that he's the real victim in this exchange between four Congresswomen of color. Then she repeated that these women can "leave" the country.
Trump began the fight Sunday when he told four Congresswomen that if they didn't like what was happening in the United States Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." The women are all citizens and all but one was born in the United States.
"The reality is everything he says, of course, was taken and misconstrued," she said, alleging Trump's statements were taken out of context. You can read them below:
Professor reminds Trump of his two immigrant wives: ‘Four of his five children are children of immigrants’
As President Donald Trump complains about immigrants, he should remember his own family, Fordham Professor Christina Greer explained on MSNBC on Monday.
"Mind you, he's a child of immigrants and twice married to two immigrants, right? Four of his five children are children of immigrants, but he has to use this rhetoric to make sure that he can frame all of his failures in a way that it’s never him and it’s always someone else who is taking away from the good, 'white Americans' who deserve to be here," Greer explained.
In 1977, Trump became the second husband of Ivana Zelní?ková -- who was born in Czechoslovakia. She is the mother of Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump.
Racism drives Trump ‘like rocket fuel’ — but even for him, this is ‘shocking and disgraceful’: WaPo journalist
On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," Washington Post reporter David Swerdlick told anchor Wolf Blitzer that there's nothing truly new about President Donald Trump's racist social media assaults on Democratic congresswomen of color — but that there is something uniquely horrible about the latest episode.
"People are suggesting what the president has said in the past day or two represents a new low," said Blitzer. "But when you look at the president's history ... the president claiming Barack Obama wasn't born here in the United States, his comments about Charlottesville. This clearly isn't a one-off."