*Late-night TV came through Wednesday night with all kinds of mocking of Pepsi’s protest-themed ad starring Kendall Jenner.
Seth Meyers and his “Late Night” crew filmed an alternative ending for the ad that had a black protestor, instead of Jenner, approach a riot police officer with a result that was not quite as touchy feely.
CBS’ Stephen Colbert said of the ad’s message: “So far we don’t know what has caused all of America’s hot extras to take the streets. But I’m guessing it’s a protest for Attractive Lives Matter.”
On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel was confused as to how the ad made it past the drawing board. “The fact that this somehow made it through – I can’t imagine how many meetings, and edits, and pitches, and then got the thumbs-up from who know how many people is absolutely mind-boggling,” he said Wednesday.
Over on “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah mocked sympathy with Jenner, saying that the controversy was “so sad” that “once again we see a Kardashian in a video being put in an awkward position,” with a still from Kim Kardashian’s infamous sex tape appearing behind him.
Noah added that he felt all brands needed to be “more woke,” rattling off a list of burning issues that could easily be given a corporate twist, including Coca-Cola’s polar bear addressing climate change and a gay wedding for Mr. & Mr. Clean, among others.
Watch all of the mocking below: