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Kendall Jenner criticised over Pepsi advert


Kendall Jenner’s been accused of undermining the Black Lives Matter movement in her new advert for Pepsi.

In it, she leaves a photoshoot to join protesters calling for love and peace, before handing a can to police as a peace offering.

The officer cracks a smile and the crowd cheers.

Critics think the ad’s based on recent protests over police brutality against black people in America.

It’s been criticised for painting a privileged, white supermodel as a peacemaker between civil rights activists and police.

Pepsi posted the advert on its YouTube channel.

Some have suggested the ad looks similar to a picture of Leshia Evans who was charged by riot police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2016.

In a statement, Pepsi said: “This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony.

“We think that’s an important message to convey.”

There’s no word from Kendall yet.

In 1971, Coca-Cola made a similar advert based on the Vietnam War.

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