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Ted Wheeler's Pepsi Protest Encounter a Weird Nod to Jenner Ad

A protester tried to hand Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler a Pepsi during a city council meeting. (YouTube/The Oregonian)

By    |   Thursday, 06 Apr 2017 05:18 PM

Shortly after Pepsi pulled a controversial ad featuring Kendall Jenner, Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler found himself starring in a similar but momentarily scary situation during a city council meeting.

A man, who identified himself as Carlos Enrique, was speaking during the meeting Wednesday when the mayor interrupted him as he began to ramble. Enrique then stood up reached into his pocked while saying "This is for you," pulled a Pepsi out of his jacket, and handed it to the mayor. He took another one out and drank it himself.

Wheeler appeared to be startled as the man approached and reached into his pocked.

“Woah, woah, not a good move, not a smart move. Don’t do that again,” the mayor told Enrique.

Two Portland police officers escorted the man away.

The stunt was a nod to this week's Pepsi ad featuring Jenner in which she leaves a photo shoot to give a police officer a Pepsi during a protest. The ad was pulled by Pepsi after viewers said it trivialized protests such as the Black Lives Matter movement, and Pepsi has apologized for being “insensitive” and for putting Jenner in a bad position.

Twitter users found Wheeler's Pepsi incident generally amusing due to its weirdness.

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