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#300578 - 04/10/17 08:33 AM SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial
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Pepsi released its astonishingly tone-deaf protest-themed ad earlier this week where Kendal Jenner stops a photo-shoot she's in to join a protest and when met with a line of stern-faced cops, the suggestion that the key to ending police brutality is to present the cops with a can of Pepsi.

Original Pepsi ad:



SNL's theory of how the ad got made:

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#300610 - 04/11/17 06:30 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
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Production company ThirtyRev redid the Pepsi ad with the same music, but instead of fake protestors carrying signs that said things like “Love,” they showed actual footage of the Dakota Access Pipeline protestors at Standing Rock. The video first surfaced on Mashable.

Some of it can be difficult to watch. At times, police officers are shown using rubber bullets and tear gas on protesters. At the end of the video, Pepsi’s logo appears and underneath it, it says “Water Is Life.”

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#300612 - 04/11/17 06:47 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: Lyrics to 'Lion' by Skip Marley
Some said 'never' but the never done come
Yeah, and took our trust
Hate's been winning, but the lovers ain't done
Yeah, not on my watch

Yeah, if ya took all my rights away
Yeah, if ya tellin' me how to pray
Yeah, if ya won't let us demonstrate
Yeah, wrong
Yeah, if ya thinking I don't belong
Yeah, if ya hiding behind a gun
Yeah, if ya hoping we're gonna run
Wrong

We are the lions, we are the chosen
We gonna shine out the dark
We are the movement, this generation
You better know who we are, who we are

Lyrics like the ones used in the Pepsi and subsequent ThirtyRev video frighten old white CONservatives. They know America is changing and they're scared to death.

Scared they'll be treated the very same way they treated this generation's parents, grandparents, and great grandparents.

Lesson: Treat others how you wanted to be treated.
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#300687 - 04/14/17 06:45 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
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I didn't think it was possible for a beverage company to be more tone deaf than Pepsi but Budweiser may have come pretty close.

"COLORS" as done by WHITE PEOPLE, with one token black in the background. The spot aired during WGN's show "Underground" which featured a speech by Harriet Tubman.

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#300689 - 04/14/17 07:44 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
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I think they meant to title it "Coloreds".
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#300691 - 04/14/17 08:29 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
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The sound for the ThirtyRev video has been muted. ThirtyRev thinks that Skip Marley's label complained to YouTube and not Skip Marley himself given that the ThrityRev video is about actual protesters.
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#300692 - 04/14/17 08:31 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
I think they meant to title it "Coloreds".

LOL
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#300696 - 04/15/17 04:44 AM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
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"Colors" (1984)
Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Don Cheadle.

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.
Director: Dennis Hopper



Theme song by Ice-T

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