Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers skewer Pepsi's controversial protest ad
Pepsi may have pulled its protest-themed commercial starring Kendall Jenner on Wednesday, but the much-maligned ad was still on the tips of many people's tongues, including late-night hosts Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers.
In his Late Show monologue, Colbert joked, "We have a deeply divided nation, but today it seems like everyone has come together to join the protest against the new protest ad from Pepsi."
He then gave a humorous breakdown of the ad, which depicts Jenner marching through the streets with a crowd of young people before handing a Pepsi to a police officer.
"We don't know what has caused all of America's hot extras to take to the streets, but I'm guessing it's a protest for Attractive Lives Matter," Colbert said. Taking aim at the blatant commercialization on display, he added, "They might as well be holding signs that say ‘We are all the core demographic.'"
On Late Night, Meyers quipped that the spot is being called "the worst commercial since this ad for Coke," while flashing a Charlie Sheen mug shot.
Meyers also offered an alternate ending to the commercial, though he warned, "I'm not sure it's any better." The new ending replaced Jenner with a black woman, who got a very different reaction from the cop. Watch below for more. <iframe width="512" height="288" src="http://www.hulu.com/embed.html?eid=RUmg3r17pvB2gspXRlhoYw&partner=ew" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen="" class="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe>
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS, and Late Night With Seth Meyers airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.