Wonder what you would find if you frisked this Pepsi Max commercial that aired during the Super Bowl?
Answer: Apparently, it is outrageous for a African-American male to look at a Caucasian female.
At least that is what US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) seems to think. The Hill reports:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) took to the House floor Tuesday night to criticize what she called a “demeaning” Pepsi ad that aired during the Super Bowl.
Jackson Lee said it was ridiculous for the soft drink maker to air the advertisement during African-American history month.
“In this month of African-American history where we’re trying to celebrate what is good and great, it certainly seems ridiculous that Pepsi would utilize this kind of humor,” she said. “It was not humorous. It was demeaning — an African-American woman throwing something at an African-American male and winding up hitting a Caucasian woman.”
“I think that we can come together in a much better way, sell Pepsi, and as well talk about good nutrition,” she said. “But, frankly, I consider this insulting, and so did many other women of all colors.”
Unfortunately, this woman is being serious.
I’m sure Pepsi will cast commercials with only black people or only white people next time. After all, we wouldn’t want to offend Rep. Jackson Lee by mixing it up. What a joke.
Please, get a sense of humor.