Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Late Night Savaged the Hell Out of Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad (Watch Them All)

Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)

*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:

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