By now you've probably cleansed your palate of the sour taste that you got from that vacuous, ill-advised Pepsi ad starring Kendall Jenner — but there's actually another, somewhat ironic aftertaste that could linger for some time to come. The ad, which offended Black Lives Matter supporters, among many others, could get the soda company sued... by the police.

The advertisement, which featured Jenner at a vague march offering a crowd-control officer a can of Pepsi, offended supporters of BLM for grossly commodifying and whitewashing a movement literally about not killing people. Although the ad was quickly pulled, we learn via reputable news sources TMZ and the New York Daily News that it ticked off another group: cops, specifically the San Francisco Police Department, who are considering legal action because Pepsi appears to have depicted their uniforms — zoom in and you'll see they say "San Francisco" on them — without permission.


"We're still looking into the matter," SFPD public information officer Robert Rueca told the Daily News. "We're investigating the whole situation." TMZ writes that "Sources at the San Francisco PD tell us Pepsi never asked permission to mimic their uniforms. What's more, the sources say they're working with the City Attorney to determine if producers crossed the legal line by using the logo." San Francisco's Police Department considers the image to be proprietary.

"Clearly, we missed the mark, and we apologize," Pepsi said in a statement apologizing for the ad. "We did not intend to make light of any serious issue," Pepsi said in a statement. "We are pulling the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position."

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Another still from the ad.