The Resistance, or protests against Trump beginning since November 8th of 2016, fights for peace and justice for all people. However, Pepsi recently decided that they want to fight for peace and justice for all people…while selling cans of their soda for loads of money.
In the recent 2-minute commercial, Kendall Jenner is modeling in front of photographers while a demonstration is taking place outside the modeling studio. The commercial features small clips of couples kissing, a hijabi Muslim taking pictures, among Trump opposers protesting in the streets. Later, Kendall removes herself from the studio and joins in on the demonstration by giving one police officer a Pepsi; as a result of her valiant act, the Resistance cheers, and multiple people begin drinking Pepsi.
This is problematic in so many ways, so let’s break it down:
1. Kendall Jenner is obtaining fame through a political commercial, yet she has never been political before this.
Besides mentioning her approval and support for then-candidate Hillary Clinton, Kendall has absolutely done no protesting of Trump and his radical policies. In an Instagram post, Jenner announced her support of Clinton, captioning one of her photos as “Shirt by @themarcjacobs. History by @hillaryclinton.” Despite being a female member of one of the most outspoken families in the country, Kendall Jenner has failed to attend little to any protests. But some protests weren’t in her area, so we’ll just let that slide… wrong. Kendall Jenner failed to attend the Women’s March, a series of protests held around the entire globe, even in remote places with small populations.
2. Pepsi is appropriating the Resistance for money.
Pepsi also, as a company, has never taken a stance on politics. Similar to Kendall’s issue, Pepsi is using their platform not to provoke change, but to make money off of the suffering of others.
3. Kendall Jenner wasn’t arrested, but Ieshia Evans was.
In 2016, Ieshia Evans was arrested by the police for protesting the death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. The photo sparked controversy, but a similar set-up occurred in this Pepsi video. Kendall came face to face with the police, but instead of receiving handcuffs, she gave them a Pepsi and receive cheers and applause. The Huffington Post says:
The image of Jenner approaching the police line is all too similar to the widely shared photo of Black Lives Matter protester Ieshia Evans in Baton Rogue in 2016, as Elle notes. Unlike Jenner, however, Evans was arrested. If only she had a Pepsi in hand.
This is just one of the countless examples of when celebrities use their fame to exploit national crises and obtain money. Like Gigi Hadid embracing her Palestinian side, the rest of Taylor Swift’s white girl squad is appropriating the struggles of millions of Americans.
Summary: After Tom’s win at the award show, you decide
to surprise him with some fun in the hotel room.
Characters: Reader x Tom Holland
Warnings: Smut, cursing, NSFW
Word Count: 1,544
A/N: NSFW! Only read if you’re 18+! This is my first
time writing something like this, so be nice. I’m also not experienced at all,
so please no hard critics or anything. I am terrified to post this in the first
place. Just no negative words, please.
You were excited for your boyfriend, Tom, who just won
the BAFTA Rising Star award. You recalled the long days of just sitting at a
computer for a few hours to vote for him over and over. He wanted this award so
badly. You couldn’t help but smile as he accepted his award on stage. You
looked over to your right and saw his mom beaming with joy as she admired her
son from afar.
You knew that at the end of the night there was going
to be a lot of press interviews and the after party. However, after parties weren’t
your thing and you knew that Tom’s mom and Harrison would be there to watch out
for him as he would drink the night away. When Tom was done with the press
interviews, he returned to his seat next to you with his award. You immediately
kissed him on his lips and congratulated him on his win. He passed the award to
you and you looked at it with his name freshly engraved at the bottom.