Greg's Monologue

Gutfeld: Kendall Jenner's real sin?

Her Pepsi ad airbrushed the modern American protest

 

If there's one thing we know about life, it's that hot celebrities are the solutions to all our problems, especially hot celebrities being paid tons of money to sell soda.

Behold the revolutionary iconic figure that is Kendall Jenner, bravely leading a protest, facing riot police, armed only with a can of Pepsi. And we thought Martin Luther King was special.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

(MUSIC)

(KENDALL JENNER HANDS PEPSI CAN TO POLICE OFFICER)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

It really is that easy. So the policeman smiled, because that's all it took: hot protesters bearing carbonation. Move aside, Rosa Parks. Hit the road, Mother Theresa. Take a hike, Gandhi. We have our new spiritual leader. And it's that hot girl from that family with the reality show.

Now Jenner got slammed by smug celebrities for co-opting the serious protests. Because that's what's only smug celebrities get to do. Seriously, what Kendall did is no different than the hashtag posturing on Twitter by the other stars who are currently giving her grief.

Anyway, Pepsi pulled the ad due to the uproar. But tell me what's worse: the ad or the outrage? It must be nice to have a life where this is your chief complaint.

But Kendall's real sin, she airbrushed the whole scene. I mean, I just don't remember the protests being that magical. Remember this?

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What do we want?

CROWD: Dead cops!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When do we want them?

CROWD: Now!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What do we want?

CROWD: Dead cops!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When do we want them?

CROWD: Now!

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Pigs in a blanket!

CROWD: Fry 'em like bacon!

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Pigs in a blanket!

CROWD: Fry 'em like bacon!

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Pigs in a blanket!

CROWD: Fry 'em like bacon!

(SHOUTING)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think the people watching tonight should look at the people protesting and look at what color hat they're wearing. It's certainly not red.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Are you surprised? Ma'am?

(END VIDEO CLIPS)

So I guess protests can be peaceful. But lately, agents of disruption create a chaotic mix of envy, division and fear, happily targeting cops, bystanders, businesses. It ain't no party. There's no dancing or beverages. So that's Kendall's real crime: She made everything look too good.

Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (Saturdays 10-11PM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 9-10PM/ET). He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. Click here for more information on Greg Gutfeld