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Have no fear, Kendall Jenner is here … with a can of Pepsi … to solve police brutality and injustices against minorities. Yea…

That is essentially the message folks are walking away with after seeing Pepsi’s new “Live For Now Moments Anthem.” In the two-and-a-half-minute spot, set to the song “Lion” by Skip Marley, people can be seen coming together to march for peace? Equality? Soda? We actually don’t know. But, what we do know is that at the end of the ad Jenner saves the day by handing a cop a can of pop. The crowd of protesters erupt with excitement and now all of our Black men can feel safe again*.

Just take a look.

Not only are people upset over the tone deaf commercial, but the stolen imagery is making many folks just plain sick. KJ handing the cop a carbonated beverage should not, in any way, be compared to Ieshia Evans standing in front of officers in riot gear, protesting the countless unarmed Black men and women murdered by police, but it seems that’s what Pepsi has done.

Jenner has yet to speak on the controversy, but her comment section is in shambles.

Here’s how Pepsi describes the ad:

A short film about the moments when we decide to let go, choose to act, follow our passion and nothing holds us back. Capturing the spirit and actions of those people that jump in to every moment and featuring multiple lives, stories and emotional connections that show passion, joy, unbound and uninhibited moments. No matter the occasion, big or small, these are the moments that make us feel alive.

Even after intense scrutiny, the soda giant doubled down on their approval of the ad by saying, “This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think that’s an important message to convey.” And that, of course, led to #BoycottPepsi.

What are your thoughts?

* Denotes sarcasm.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite

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One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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