Whoopi Stirs Up Pot w/HEAVY STATEMENT About Black Women w/’White Women WEAVES’
Whoopi Goldberg brought up some interesting points on The View the other day, as she and her co-hosts debated about cultural appropriation and the recent Pepsi-Kendall Jenner disaster of a commercial.
As we previously reported, the 21 year old Kardashian sibling, Kendall, joined Pepsi to create a new ‘protest’ commercial, with a ‘we are the world’ vibe to it, that ended up offending many on all sides of the multicultural map of America. The reason was because in Pepsi’s effort to not offend anyone in their protest commercial, they downplayed the messages of everyone who have vested, passionate interests in an array of societal issues- whether it is the Black Lives Matter movement, Women’s Rights movement, Pro-Trump movement, Anti- Trump movement, Blue Lives Matter, LGBT rights, and so on.
After the major online backlash Pepsi got spooked and yanked the commercial within about 24 hours after it’s released, issuing an apology to the public and Kendall Jenner:
“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly, we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. […] “We are removing the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.”
Whoopi & Co-Hosts Debate Who’s To Blame?
Whoopi and the other View co-hosts weighed in on the topic. Some felt that Kendall should have known better than to participate in that commercial, because although she’s 21, she has a enough experience in her heavily marketed family to know better.
Whoopi hated the Pepsi commercial as well. However, she felt that Kendall’s team should be blamed, but not Kendall because she’s just getting her feet wet in entertainment and doesn’t fully understand everything her team should already understand. Whoopi also said that she, too, has been in situations where a project looks great on a storyboard, during a boardroom presentation, but the final product is a disaster.
WATCH Whoop Raise Question On Cultural Appropriation: Black Women, Weaves & Natural Hair
After further debate, Whoopi got tired of one of her co-hosts saying the commercial was a representation of cultural appropriation. Not that Whoopi didn’t agree that the Pepsi commercial was horrible, but she didn’t like what she sees as selective perception that sometimes comes along with the cultural appropriation conversation in America. Giving an example to prove her point, she referred to the topic of Black women and their hair. Whoopi pointed out that if Black women choose to not wear their natural hair textures and opt for straight, silky hair/weaves that mimic hair textures of other races instead, then that too is a form of cultural appropriation.
“It’s [the Pepsi commercial] just a crappy idea, it didn’t work. [But] this cultural appropriation stuff is really starting to make me crazy. If we’re gonna go with cultural appropriation, wear natural hair. If we’re wearing White lady hair, isn’t that appropriation as well? […] Listen, now, there are some things where you can say ‘Hey, you need to be more sensitive,’ but this ain’t one of them. This is a bad commercial, that didn’t work.”
Thoughts ILOSM fam?’
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