The popular superhero series, The Boys, returned with its third season on Prime Video. While the first three episodes of the series were available to watch on June 3, the rest of the episodes will be released weekly starting June 10. The third season of the series is quite promising, considering that the previous ones won six Emmy nominations last year.
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The Boys is known to add their comical element into the series and this time, the latest episode of the series involved infamous American Model Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi advertisement.
The Boys Recreated Kendall Jenner’s Infamous Pepsi Ad
During the episode, we see the character A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) mimicking Jenner’s role in his commercial for his energy drink, Turbo Rush (a.ka. Pepsi). Just like Jenner, he gives a police officer a drink in the middle of a heated protest in a tone-deaf ad campaign.
The police then started to party with the protestors, as A-Train looked into the camera and said, “We gotta listen to each other. A-Train’s Turbo Rush Energy Drink.”
“We gotta listen to each other,” A-Train said at the end of the parody, poking fun at Pepsi’s mantra at the end of their controversial advertisement.
The ad is nearly identical to one in which Kendall Jenner took part in 2017.
Kendall Jenner’s Controversial Pepsi Ad As Recreated By The Boys
In the original advertisement, Jenner was seen walking out on a photo shoot to participate in a protest. In the ad, she grabs a can of Pepsi and hands over it to one of the police that was present there. The crowd cheered up as he took a sip which according to that ad solved all the world’s problems.
The ad became an issue because of its’ mantra that comes at the end of the spot that says, “Live Bolder, Live Louder, Live for Now” which ended up quickly pulling the ad by the beverage company.
“Pepsi was trying to project a message of unity, peace, and understanding. Clearly, we missed the mark, and we apologize,” they said in a statement at the time. “We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are pulling the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.”
The Boys is now available on Amazon Prime Video.