Worst ads EVER
You thought Pepsi was bad.
What were these guys thinking?
Source: NY Mag
Kendall Jenner is quaking in her Gucci boots; worried she’ll be shunned from showbiz after the Internet exploded with backlash over her recent Pepsi ad. But why was it SO bad? In a nutshell, it looks like Pepsi were parodying the Black Lives Matter movement for financial gain.
Kendall Jenner is seen ending racial tension by handing a can of Pepsi to a police officer. And protesters. Making light of racial issues is never a good idea. But doing it on a national scale with a privileged white supermodel/reality star was never going to go down well.
The bigwigs at Pepsi went into damage control quicker than a Kardashian on Snapchat.
“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize… We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are removing the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.”
Major fail, guys! But it’s not the first time we’ve been graced with super-bad marketing.
Remember that episode of Friends where Joey made a Japanese lipstick commercial?
OMG it’s actually funnier than we remember. Turns out reality is stranger than fiction. Need proof? Feast your eyes on the 5 worst celebrity endorsements. EVER.
Mary J. Blige for Burger King
Mary J Blige copped a barrage of backlash after she mounted a Burger King counter and sang about crispy fried chicken in this 2012 advertisement. We’re not even going there.
Watch the carnage for yourself.
Miranda Kerr for Fun Fun Fundry
“Fun! Fun! Laundry!” Cried nobody ever. Oh wait, Miranda Kerr and giggly squad just did. Watch and try not to laugh.
See, supermodels are real people, too. They have laundry woes just like the rest of us normal gals.
Brad Pitt for Chanel
Chanel did the impossible: they made Brad Pitt look bad. Yep, we didn’t think it was possible either, but the French brand managed the feat with this super-cringeworthy Chanel No. 5 ad.
It’s beyond uncomfortable to watch, and we’ve sat through Fight Club just to see Mr Pitt’s abs.
With winning lines like, “It’s not a journey. Every journey ends,” and “The world turns and we turn with it,” it’s a parody-makers wet dream.
Lisa Rinna for Depend
We’re used to her bat-shit crazy antics on Beverly Hills Real Housewives , but her role in these awesome Depend ads is her wackiest to date. And yes, we’re taking incontinence pads. Oh Rinna!
Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom for... themselves
Another Kardashian makes the list. This perfume ad would be painful if it wasn't so funny. Can’t. Look. Away.
By: Louise Smithers