#40. Ludacris for Pepsi
Depicting Luda rocking at a decrepit house party in the middle of nowhere and the confused fans who fail to realize what's going on inside, this Pepsi spot is a particularly tame commercial. Yet it somehow ended up on the radar of Fox News pundit and vocal hip-hop hater Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly took Pepsi to task for promoting a rapper whose music displayed a "life of guns, violence, drugs, and disrespect of women." He called for a boycott of the company, who quickly kowtowed to his demands and pulled the commercial, thus saving the children everywhere from viewing a potentially destructive 30-second clip where a famous rapper shills soda innocuously.