amber ruffin in the Seth Meyers pepsi parody

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Seth Meyers’ parody of the Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad takes a dark turn

This is hard to watch.

 

Michelle Jaworski

IRL

At this point, you’ve probably seen Pepsi‘s controversial ad starring Kendall Jenner, as well as the tweet by Martin Luther King’s daughter that helped spur the soda company to pull the video Wednesday afternoon. The commercial was resoundingly mocked by late-night TV, but one response in particular is making the rounds today.

Seth Meyers presented a Pepsi parody of the ad starring Late Night writer Amber Ruffin, which shows just how differently it would’ve played had the person who handed the cop the can of Pepsi had been black. It’s biting satire that shifts the focus back to the Black Lives Matter movement the commercial co-opted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONGdlQ8Pqok

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