In what has been a horrific week in PR for Pepsi, United Airlines and (as usual) Sean Spicer, the internet did what it does best and sat down and had a laugh.
First, let’s rewind and get everyone up to speed on the drama.
First, Pepsi put out an ad featuring Kendall Jenner walking through a protest to hand a police officer a can of Pepsi. The internet went crazy, Pepsi pulled the ad. Kendall said she thought the ad was fun.
Not to be outdone, Spicer got behind his podium and made up his latest “fact” that Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” He then clarified, “I think when you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.” He clarified again after that saying, “I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison.” Did we mention Passover started Monday?
This is all on top of Bill O’Reilly going on “vacation” after more sexual harassment scandals and payoffs have become known.
Now that you’re sobbing for humanity, here’s the funny reactions that came out of this mess:
if twitter this past week was a person here he is pic.twitter.com/r9JM0tP7ee
— Chris Melberger (@chrismelberger) April 11, 2017
PEPSI: Check out this PR disaster.
UNITED: That’s amateur hour. Watch -this-!
SEAN SPICER: Hold my beer.
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) April 11, 2017
Pepsi: How will we get the spotlight off us?
United: Hold my —.
Spicer: No no, step aside boys. I’ve got this.
— Bradley P. Moss, Esq (@BradMossEsq) April 11, 2017
Pepsi: Yo check this out!
United: LOL hold my beer
Spicer: You think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) April 11, 2017
pepsi: “Oh this is bad”
united airlines: “don’t worry we got this”
sean spicer: “fuck you guys watch this”
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) April 11, 2017
Pepsi, Kendall Jenner & United looking at Sean Spicer like pic.twitter.com/vu0EYWbCvu
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 11, 2017
Well, yesterday Pepsi was grateful for United, and today United is grateful for Sean Spicer.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 11, 2017
Pepsi thanks the United CEO, who thanks Sean Spicer, and Bill O’Reilly’s not thanking anyone.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 11, 2017