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September 26, 2005

Kanye West Dropped by Pepsi... Or Is He?

You may have gotten some form of this email, reporting that Pepsi has dropped Kanye West as a spokesman:

SUBJECT: Kanye West Dropped by Pepsi!!!

It's Their Loss; Besides, Pepsi is no good for you anyway!!

Kanye West, former spokesperson for Pepsi, has since lost his endorsement deal with the soft drink giant due to his publicized remarks regarding the mishandling of the Katrina evacuees/victims. I mean if you're like me...just SICK and TIRED of being black in America and being mishandled, then do something. Our parents and their parent's SHUT DOWN an entire bus system during the Civil Rights era by CHOOSING to do something. Here is your opportunity. We're calling a boycott on ALL Pepsi products. If they want to drop Kanye,how about we DROP them!

Umm, not to nitpick but I think the civil rights movement involved more pressing issues than the loss of a celebrity sponsorship? Either way, when I looked for confirmation of the story all I found was this reply from Pepsi, claiming it's just a rumor:

Pepsi Says They Didn't Can Kanye

Nicole Bradley, Manager, Public Relations, Pepsi-Cola North America:

"Hello EUR: This note is to inform you that you've received an erroneous email regarding Kanye West and Pepsi. The letter said that Kanye has lost his endorsement deal with Pepsi, which is not true.

Our relationship with Kanye has not changed and our marketing campaign is continuing as planned. In fact, his Pepsi commercial is scheduled to air several times this week. Thanks for giving us the chance to clarify the situation and please feel free to share this note with anyone else who may have received the message."

Probably a good idea to stop drinking soda anyway. (not that i'm capable of doing it)

Posted by jsmooth995 at September 26, 2005 5:18 PM

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