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Due to inescapable backlash, Pepsi has decided to pull its controversial Kendall Jenner ad, which featured the 21-year-old model/TV personality in a photoshoot, before removing her wig and joining a protest. The spot was then capped off by Jenner squaring up with a line of police officers, then handing them a Pepsi, much to the delight of cheering protesters.
Following much criticism, Pepsi stood by the political promotion — as of this morning — saying, “This is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmony, and we think that’s an important message to convey.”
Since then, however, the company has changed their mind and decided to pull the much talked-about ad.
Pepsi’s latest statement reads as follows:
“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are removing the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologize for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.”
What are your thoughts on the controversial clip?
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A lot of parents say things to their kids like “good job” or “be careful,” but could your choice of words be doing more harm than good?
One expert is now questioning the way parents have spoken to their children for decades.
Jennifer Lehr, who wrote the new book “Parent Speak,” says praising too much can be a problem.
“Our children want to please us and ultimately you can create a people pleaser,” she tells CBS2’s Cindy Hsu.
She adds it can turn kids into praise junkies because it doesn’t explain what exactly was “good” about what they did.
“We use it to say so many different things,” Lehr said. “We use it to say ‘thank you,’ like if somebody clears the table.”
She says that clearing the table and other ordinary chores shouldn’t be cause for constant congratulations.
Some parents agree with her.
“Everything you use in excess loses value,” one mom told CBS2.
Psychologist Jeff Gardere says you should say thank you, even with chores.
“You’re also modeling behavior as far as teaching them manners and being kind,” he said.
But Lehr — herself a mother of two — avoids phrases like “you’re okay,” “say thank you,” or “be careful.” She considers them condescending and controlling. She considers saying “you’re fine” or “you’re okay” doesn’t teach a child to express themselves.
Try being more specific. Instead of constantly reminding your kid to be careful, Lehr says to have confidence in your child’s confidence.
Pediatrician Dr. Scott Goldstein says it can help kids learn from their mistakes.
“If you get a little bruise because you fell off the slide, then maybe next time you’ll be a little more careful on your own,” he says.
But Dr. Gardere says to not lose the balance of being nurturing to our children, as experts are constantly coming up with new parenting strategies.
The key, he says, is finding what’s right for your child — which can be different for every family.
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Football season is still a couple months away, but that doesn’t stop you from figuring out if you need to keep your cable subscription just to watch Thursday Night Football. If you have Amazon Prime, you can ditch cable and stream the games live for the upcoming season.
Freedom Caucus blocks vice-president’s attempts to forge a new compromise that could somehow pass the House of Representatives
Less than two weeks after a stone-faced Paul Ryan admitted defeat and declared the Affordable Care Act the “law of the land” for the “foreseeable future”, his ill-fated healthcare plan began to show sparks of life.
Hopes of reviving the Republicans’ failed healthcare plan surged briefly on Tuesday when the vice-president, Mike Pence, came to Capitol Hill in an attempt to forge a new compromise that could somehow pass the House of Representatives.
Efforts to control tobacco have paid off, says study, but warns tobacco epidemic is far from over, with 6.4m deaths attributed to smoking in 2015 alone
One in 10 deaths around the world is caused by smoking, according to a major new study that shows the tobacco epidemic is far from over and that the threat to lives is spreading across the globe.
There were nearly one billion smokers in 2015, in spite of tobacco control policies having been adopted by many countries. That number is expected to rise as the world’s population expands. One in every four men is a smoker and one in 20 women. Their lives are likely to be cut short – smoking is the second biggest risk factor for early death and disability after high blood pressure.