Why Britney Spears Pepsi Commercial banned?
One of the biggest pop stars in the entire world in the last decade or so has to be Britney Spears. She has gone from the highest selling young artist to a very successful actress in just a few years and it seems that after a long layoff because of personal issues, she is back and looking to be on top once again. A few years ago the mega conglomerate Pepsi put started a music video type campaign with Spears to publicize her new album coming out as well as a few of their new products. Needless to say, it did not work out very well for either of them.
The commercial, which ran during the Super Bowl, was quickly banned from all national television ad spots for a variety of reasons. First off, the viewers for some reason thought that it was a little bit too risque because Spears appears in the commercial revealing a little bit too much skin around her belly button as well as a generous amount of cleavage up top. This did not sit very well with the people who run the highly popular TV channels, so they decided to take the commercial off of the air.
The main reason, though, was most likely because Pepsi decided to end that specific campaign for their product and Spears ended up looking like the scapegoat for that reason. I think that the commercial was done in a fairly tasteful way and showed off what everyone had already started to conceive was Spears’ image anyway. I did not see the big deal then and I certainly do not see it now that we have all seen much worse on national television. It is unfortunate that Spears’ career soon went under after the banning of that commercial, but I do not think that the two were ever connected at all.