Sorry, Kendall Jenner. We don’t think the backlash from your infamous Pepsi commercial is going to die down anytime soon.
Last night, during a brand-new episode of the Prime Video original series The Boys, viewers couldn’t help but notice that the dark comedy show recreated Jenner’s commercial in a way that definitely threw some shade towards at celebrity but still managed to keep it light-hearted to avoid ruffling too many feathers.
In the episode, we see the character A-Train mimic Jenner’s role in his commercial for his energy drink, Turbo Rush (a.ka. Pepsi). Just like Jenner, A-Train hands a police officer a drink in the middle of a heated protest between law enforcement and innocent civilians. Because of his valiant act of defiance, the intense showdown turns into a celebration full of confetti and police officers dancing.
“We gotta listen to each other,” A-Train said at the end of the parody, poking fun at Pepsi’s “Live Bolder, Live Louder, Live For Now” mantra at the end of their controversial advertisement.
Here’s a clip of the now-pulled Pepsi commercial in case you needed a refresher.
The number of similarities between the real ad and the spoof had The Boys fans laughing their butts off. So much so that they had to take to social media to share their reactions.
“Cracking up at #TheBoys making fun of the Kendall Jenner Pepsi thing,” one Twitter user stated. Another held the same sentiments, saying, “No they did not! @TheBoysTV made a glorious parody of that Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad… laughed out loud.”
Although the new episode was a hoot on social media, it seems Kendall Jenner has yet to react to the parody. Could she be upset?
How does Kendall Jenner feel about The Boys’ recreation of her Pepsi ad?
Today, Jenner has yet to say anything about The Boys‘ latest episode. It’s safe to say we may never receive a reaction from her, mainly because the Pepsi ad is still somewhat of a sore subject for her.
“The fact that I would offend other people, or hurt other people is definitely not the intent,” Jenner stated during the season 14 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. “I trusted everyone. I trusted the teams. But after I saw the reaction and I read what people had to say about it, I most definitely saw what went wrong.”
Both Jenner’s tearful apology and Pepsi’s removal of the ad were enough to make the tone-deaf commercial one that many look back and laugh at, hence why many found the parody funny. Hopefully, Kendall Jenner will join in on the fun, too.