SNL Mocks Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Commercial
Recently, Pepsi’s advertisement starring Kendall Jenner was removed from television because of controversy surrounding issues like cultural appropriation. This past weekend, Saturday Night Live took full advantage of mocking the advertisement and produced a skit that takes a deeper look at the commercial from a behind-the-scenes perspective.
In the skit, Beck Bennet was the director/writer of the advertisement and was seen scrambling for last minute feedback from his sister regarding his ideas about the commercial. He labeled his ideas about the advertisement as a “homage to the resistance” in respects to cultural differences. As his facial expression drastically shifted from excitement to utter disappointment, he realized his idea might not turn out as successfully as he originally thought. Not completely satisfied with her advice, he asks her to pass the phone off to other people of other cultures, but everyone had the same opinion, exclaiming he shouldn’t even touch the fragile subject.
At the end of the skit, Cecily Strong, playing Kendall Jenner, is seen talking on the phone with a friend right before she goes on set. She explains her part in the commercial to her friend and tells her that she stops the police from shooting people by handing them a Pepsi and claims, “it’s cute right?”
Bennet tries to make a last minute script change, but since Kendall Jenner was already about to go on set it was in fact too late. He ended up having to go through with it despite the advice he received from his sister. This skit was last seen on Saturday, April 8 and can be viewed below. The original advertisement is no longer on television due to backlash by viewers.
However, the video is still available on the Internet, so make sure to view it below if you haven’t watched it yet.