Tag Archives: mountain dew

  • PepsiCo to Meet with Al Sharpton and Emmett Till’s Family

    May 8, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *Officials from PepsiCo Inc. are scheduled to meet today with members of Emmett Till’s family and the Rev. Al Sharpton. Sharpton continued to press for the meeting last week after the company’s partnerships with Lil Wayne and Tyler, the Creator, of Odd Future to promote Mountain Dew sparked controversies. PepsiCo and Lil Wayne have since […]

  • Mountain Dew Drops Lil Wayne over Emmett Till Lyric

    May 6, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Lil Wayne’s apology letter to the family of Emmett Till after crudely referencing the slain civil rights icon in a song was not enough for him to keep his endorsement deal with Mountain Dew. The Young Money CEO wrote an apology letter to the family of Emmett Till and the Till family responded saying Lil […]

  • PepsiCo Parts Ways with Lil Wayne Over Emmett Till Controversy

    May 3, 13 by EurPublisher 9 Comments

    *It’s all over between Lil Wayne and PepsiCo. PepsiCo, the company that makes Pepsi and Mountain Dew soda drinks has announced that it is severing its agreement with Lil Wayne in the wake of his crude reference to civil rights martyr Emmett Till in a song. The company had signed the rapper to to promote […]

  • Tyler the Creator Breaks Silence on Dew Ad; Watkins Responds

    May 3, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *Odd Future rapper Tyler the Creator is calling the criticism surrounding his online ad for Mountain Dew “ridiculous,” particularly the blog post written by Syracuse University professor and social analyst Dr. Boyce Watkins, who called the spot “arguably the most racist commercial in history.” On Wednesday, PepsiCo removed the spot after it was criticized for […]

  • Pepsi Kills Controversial Tyler the Creator Conceived Mountain Dew Ad

    May 1, 13 by EurPublisher 2 Comments

    If we didn’t know better we’d think Tyler the Creator really doesn’t have a clue as to how offensive the Mountain Dew ad he created for Pepsi is. If you haven’t seen it, the ad features a goat named Felicia, an older beaten to the pulp white woman (a waitress) and five black men, including […]

  • Emmett Till’s Family Wants Lil Wayne Off Mountain Dew’s Payroll

    May 1, 13 by Brittney M. Walker 2 Comments

    *The family of Emmett Till is not letting Lil Wayne off the hook after spitting an offensive line about the slain teenager. The rapper is featured in a new Mountain Dew ad, but the family wants him completely dropped. Wayne has been targeted by the family over his verse on Future‘s “Karate Chop” remix. On the […]