Less than 24 hours after premiering their commercial starring Kendall Jenner, Pepsi pulled the ad, issued an apology and claimed that the company "missed the mark." However, a survey conducted by Morning Consult reveals that the soft drink brand's commercial didn't leave such a bad taste in the mouth of its viewers.
Of the 2,202 people who took the survey, 44 percent of them had a more favorable view of Pepsi after checking out the commercial, compared to the 25 percent that felt the opposite way toward the brand. People from every ethnicity were won over, with whites at 41 percent, African-Americans at 51 percent, Latinos at 75 percent, and those classified as "other" at 65 percent.
While the response towards Pepsi was mostly positive across the board, the same can't be said for Jenner. A mere 28 percent of people had a more favorable view of Kendall while 36 percent felt as though the commercial had no impact on the way they viewed her.
Similar to the 2016 presidential election results, this Pepsi commercial survey is just further proof that we shouldn't believe everything we see on our social media accounts. Just because we have managed to surround ourselves with individuals who share our opinions and viewpoints, it doesn't mean that we have a general understanding of how everyone felt about a certain hot button issue or figure. Depending on who you follow on Twitter, you would've sworn that Hillary Clinton was going to win the race by a landslide on November 8. We all know how that night ended.