Controversy Sparks Over New Pepsi Ad

NATIONAL (WILX) -- A new Pepsi commercial featuring reality tv star Kendall Jenner is sparking controversy this morning.
The ad shows Jenner taking part in a photo shoot, before getting distracted by a group of protesters. She decides to join them, and towards the end, comes face to face with a police officer. Jenner hands him a Pepsi, which the officer gladly accepts.
Critics say the commercial exploits the black lives matter movement to sell soda.
Pepsi defended the advertisement:
"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."