Current Topics
The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018
by Spag-hetti
03:52 AM
Clint Walker - "Cheyenne" turns 90 today
by Golem
05/22/18 10:51 PM
The End of the Independent Judiciary
by NW Ponderer
05/22/18 02:28 PM
The Democratic Plan
by rporter314
05/22/18 10:42 AM
Round Table for May, 2018
by pondering_it_all
05/22/18 08:57 AM
Are we at War with Iran?
by pdx rick
05/22/18 04:04 AM
Time check in
by chunkstyle
05/21/18 01:36 PM
What it will take to curb the President
by Ujest Shurly
05/20/18 08:41 PM
A Thought
by jgw
05/15/18 06:42 PM
TRUMP 2020!
by jgw
05/15/18 06:39 PM
States and campaign finance
by jgw
05/13/18 06:08 PM
The Mob Boss with Pardon Power
by pondering_it_all
05/11/18 09:35 PM
Richard Painter Switches from GOP to DFL in Senate Run
by pondering_it_all
05/11/18 05:58 AM
Federalist Society Promotes Drug Use
by NW Ponderer
05/10/18 06:54 PM
Bernie's got unions backs
by chunkstyle
05/10/18 03:23 AM
Democratic Purity
by pdx rick
05/09/18 04:42 AM
Playin' Doctor
by pondering_it_all
05/08/18 02:35 AM
What is it with John Kerry Negotiating with the Enemy?
by Jeffery J. Haas
05/07/18 09:13 PM
University of Florida Apologizes After Black Graduates Were Manhandled at Commen
by Golem
05/07/18 07:41 PM
Cavuto: Is Trump giving the media very real ammunition?
by pondering_it_all
05/06/18 07:59 PM
Forum Stats
6248 Members
58 Forums
16270 Topics
280209 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#300578 - 04/10/17 08:33 AM SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 40878
Loc: Puget Sound, WA

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:

_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#300610 - 04/11/17 06:30 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 40878
Loc: Puget Sound, WA


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.”

_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#300612 - 04/11/17 06:47 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 40878
Loc: Puget Sound, WA
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.
_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#300687 - 04/14/17 06:45 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13119
Loc: Whittier, California
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.

VIDEO
_________________________
"He wakes up in the morning, ****s all over Twitter, ****s all over us, ****s all over his staff, then hits golf balls."
---Congressman Peter King

Top
#300689 - 04/14/17 07:44 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
NW Ponderer Online   content
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 15953
I think they meant to title it "Coloreds".
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#300691 - 04/14/17 08:29 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 40878
Loc: Puget Sound, WA

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.
_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#300692 - 04/14/17 08:31 PM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: NW Ponderer]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 40878
Loc: Puget Sound, WA
Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
I think they meant to title it "Coloreds".

LOL
_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#300696 - 04/15/17 04:44 AM Re: SNL makes fun of Pepsi's #Resistance commercial [Re: pdx rick]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13119
Loc: Whittier, California
"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

_________________________
"He wakes up in the morning, ****s all over Twitter, ****s all over us, ****s all over his staff, then hits golf balls."
---Congressman Peter King

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 25 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
TrentonP, Nosf50, erumonej, Jensen Breck, Albertapkr
6248 Registered Users
A2