PepsiCo agrees to meet with Till family

2013-05-08 15:46
New York - PepsiCo Inc officials will meet on Wednesday with members of Emmett Till's family and civil rights leader 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 parted over creative differences after the rapper's offensive lyrics related to the civil rights icon Till. The company also pulled a commercial directed by Tyler that angered anti-violence and civil rights advocates.

The meeting to be held at PepisCo headquarters in Purchase comes as an outcry over offensive lyrics increases. Reebok recently ended its partnership with Rick Ross for similar reasons.

Comments

  • Bizarro Jerri - 2013-05-08 15:53

    FYI: Lil Wayne is not a member of Odd Future as implied here.

      Micky D Mack - 2013-05-09 07:28

      learn to read, Taylor the Creator who is member of the Odd Future!!!! not Lil Wayne

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