Pepsi came out with a new commercial that begins with people protesting in the streets against some unknown reason, not unlike a lot of protests I have watched on the news in which it appears most of the protesters are not really sure why they are there.
At the end of this commercial Kendall Jenner hands a Pepsi to a police officer, he takes a sip and all is well, now the ad has been pulled and everyone is in an uproar over things like Pepsi trivializing social justice and/or making light of other protests.
It's a commercial for goodness sake, I don't drink Pepsi nor do I follow the Kardashians, and here we are protesting against a soft drink company projecting a peaceful resolution to a simulated protest.
Protesting against protests, or protesting against ending protests, heck I'd rather see someone hand a police officer a soft drink, or police officers being able to either hand out or accept one rather than what we are doing to each other now.
There are serious issues out there and I am not taking away from that, but really how much attention are you bringing to your issue by rioting in the streets, burning police cars, and destroying your neighborhood, your issue has just been buried by all of what you just did, that is nobodys fault but your own.
There are so many protests going on that I can't keep up with what we are protesting, I'm not getting into any issues here other than wondering what we are gaining by acting like this?
Wouldn't it be nice if we could sit down over a soft drink and talk instead of lashing out at one another? I'm not looking for this to ever happen, because it appears we have all lost the ability to listen to an idea or issue other than our own.
My wife Cindy drinks Coca-Cola and nothing else, my Mom is a Pepsi drinker and they have always gotten along just fine, but I will have to say I did once see things get rather tense when Cindy ordered a Coke and was served a Pepsi instead, I was sure the police would be called and we would never be welcome at that fast food joint again.
Just my opinion.....
Which do you prefer Pepsi or Coke? and your opinion on how to handle issues you feel strongly about?