On Monday, as the pro-labor, anti-Trump rally in Oregon descended into violence, Portland police tweeted that demonstrators had started hurling objects including full Pepsi cans at officers.”
Would you just look at this. Hey, Pepsi, it looks like your tactic doesn’t work. What’s up with that, guys? I was surely convinced that if I walked up to police officers in the manner of a protest I could definitely defuse any tension with an ice cold can of Pepsi cola.
Nah, I think people would rather just use them as riot incentives at this point. I’m assuming everyone is fully aware of the backlash Pepsi received after releasing the ad featuring Kendall Jenner, ultimately ending up being pulled from major media advertising. Though it’s bad that innocent medics looking to help are getting injured in the crossfire of these now weaponized cans, I can’t help but laugh at the satire of this.
Protesters planned out in advance, chucking 12 oz Pepsi’s at real people, looking to metaphorically punch the Pepsi execs in the dick.
“Good try, Pepsi. Thanks for trying to shove your product down our throats in one of the most controversial times in history. We’ll use your product, but only to deface and violate the American workforce.” Talk about an advertising backfire.
One can only imagine the one optimistic loser in that board room reading this news and spinning it as a positive. “So guys, the ad was pulled last month – sad I know, but if you look on the bright side, look at all the free advertising we’re getting!”
P.S. If they don’t want to accept it when you hand it to them, just hurl it at them. They’ll get the idea soon enough.
— doug brown (@dougbrown8) May 1, 2017