NEW YORK ― The bitterly divided United States of America put their differences aside for a brief moment on Tuesday to just kind of sit around and hate that heinous Pepsi ad together for a little while.
In a statement, the beverage company said it hoped the ad would help “people from different walks of life [come] together in a spirit of harmony.” The ad did just that, as conservatives and liberals agreed en masse that, hey, this shit kind of blows, right?
At a time when the left and right have found it increasingly difficult to find common ground, the Pepsi ad allowed activists like DeRay McKesson and Bernice A. King and conservative sites like The Federalist alike to take a moment to just step back and appreciate that at least they had nothing to do with this giant metaphorical pile of poop.
The ad features a man playing cello on a roof and Kendall Jenner marching through a crowd of protestors while a photographer in hijab takes photos of her. Jenner eventually hands a can of Pepsi to a police officer, after which everyone forgets whatever they are protesting about and starts celebrating. The Arabic word for “love” was also written wrong on a poster. I mean, c’mon.
Who wouldn’t hate such a cynical attempt to profit off diversity and social movements by way of a member of the Kardashian clan? No one, it ends up.
Even Pepsi eventually decided they didn’t like the ad. It was pulled Wednesday. Back to hating one another.