Movie poster for "Ghost in the Shell"; a still from Kendall Jenner's Pepsi ad; a still from the movie "Get Out";Jeremy Meeks, the "hot felon," and Mama June.

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Pop Culture: Pepsi's Tone-Deaf Ad, The Success Of "Get Out" And More

April 7, 2017

What's with Hollywood's continuous whitewashing of Asian characters in film? How will Pepsi come back from its controversial -- and, eventually, pulled -- ad featuring Kendall Jenner and a nondescript protest? Plus, a discussion on the success of Jordan Peele's "Get Out," Michelle Obama's natural hair, Mama June and Jeremy Meeks, also known as "The Hot Felon" -- it's pop culture roundtable!

Guests

- Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies at Wellesley College. Follow Michael on Twitter.

- Rachel Rubin, professor of American studies at University of Massachusetts Boston.


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