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Most offensive ad: Pepsi's Kendall Jenner ad or that mattress store 9/11 promo?
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Pepsi did the impossible and united the Internet in shared hatred of the company's politically tone deaf ad with Kendall Jenner. Progressives saw it as trivializing and coopting the Black Lives Matter movement, conservatives saw it as promoting "woke" kids against law enforcement. But this infamous 9/11-themed spot from a mattress store in San Antonio, Texas pissed the Internet off so much, the creators had to close up shop. They're both offensive and idiotic in their own way, but which is the worst?

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Most offensive ad: Pepsi's Kendall Jenner ad or that mattress store 9/11 promo?
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This ad is pretty bad. It's taking advantage of a national tragedy for personal gain. There's absolutely no reason for it to exist (other than to profit off the holiday) and to be perfectly honest, it's just a dumb concept. To the employees' credit, the store apologized and closed up "indefinitely," which is a lot more than you can say for Pepsi and Kendall Jenner. 

Here's how one of Fox News' users put it: 

"When you say you are sorry that we offended you... You aren't actually apologizing for the act. You're apologizing because we somehow took it the wrong way," another added. "There is no other way to take this than as exploitive (sic), as disgusting, as profiteering on a national tragedy. A tragedy, may I remind you, that not only affected Americans but the entire world. A tragedy that changed our way of viewing the world permanently."
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The Pepsi ad trivializes the Black Lives Matter movement and completely misses the point. In an era where people are protesting their right to exist, having a member of the greater Kardashian clan join a bunch of "woke" millennials comes off as painfully obtuse. Apparently the idea is we could solve everything if we just shared a can of Pepsi. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

This ad somehow got past all of the Pepsi executives, the ad agency executives, the production crew, Kendall Jenner's people and probably a shit ton of lawyers before it was posted. And no one said a single thing about how idiotic it is. Just think about it. This commercial's stupid concept is on par with the mattress commercial but it's infinitely worse because despite the gatekeepers, it still happened. 

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It's so bad even Pepsi thinks it's bad. 

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But again, this ad was so bad that they didn't just pull the TV spot, they shut down the entire store.

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Most offensive ad: Pepsi's Kendall Jenner ad or that mattress store 9/11 promo?
#PepsiAdWorst
A festive crown for the winner
#911MattressAdWorst