Hey, remember that “Kendall Jenner discovers there are poor people” Pepsi ad that lasted a day before being pulled? The one that united the entire Internet, however briefly, due to its sheer bad taste?

Of course you do.

Anyway, protesters have co-opted it already. Well, one protester has.

This comes from Portland (shocking!), where a city council meeting was interrupted by a guy looking to offer a Pepsi to the stunned mayor and police commissioner Ted Wheeler:

Via the New York Post:

“How could someone just endure people coming and berating you every week?” Carlos Enrique asked Mayor Ted Wheeler. “The language of the resistance has not been properly translated to you. So this is for you.”

Enrique, a former Boston Herald reporter who recently moved to the ultra-liberal city, then stood up, approached Wheeler, and handed him a can of pop.

That’s pretty dumb, both message-wise and action-wise. Message-wise because I have no idea what in the world Enrique is trying to get across. Action-wise, because approaching a politician and reaching into your pocket for an unseen item is probably never the ideal move, which Wheeler confirmed:

Wheeler held up his hand and said, “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Not a good move,” — though he did accept the sugary drink.

“Not a smart move,” continued Wheeler, who is also the city’s police commissioner. “Thank you. I do appreciate it, but don’t do that again.”

He then chuckled and said, “Please folks, do not do that. For your own safety, don’t do that, OK? I appreciate it. Welcome to Portland. If this were the Boston City Council, that would’ve ended differently.”

That’s a pretty generous response, though Enrique was escorted out by security. Not doing what Kendall Jenner did is probably the best advice, even if it’s an attempt at satire.

Or whatever that was.

[New York Post]

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