Earlier this week, Pepsi suggested in a highly controversial ad that the popular soda is the solution to all the world’s problems. But when one man tried the very clear unrealistic method, all hell broke lose.
During a city hall meeting in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday night, the group was discussing how to tow boats left on city docks, when a man identified as Carlos Enrique singlehandedly turned the meeting into a major headline.
During the meeting, Carlos told Mayor Ted Wheeler that he was a former journalist with the Boston Herald who had just moved to the city. During the discussion, however, Enrique went into a rant about how people attend council meetings to simply berate the Mayor.
“And I’m sure that has happened before in the past,” he said. “And it made me kind of wonder, like, how could someone just endure people coming and berating you every week and everyone gets mad and you say, you say … I’m signing the ordinance anyway. And what I realized.”
After talking over each other for a moment, Enrique walked towards the front of the room and said: “The language of resistance has not been properly translated to you. So this is for you.”
That’s when he stopped, put his hands in his pocket and pulled out a can of Pepsi. But before the Mayor realized the unexpected turn of events was to simply mock or pay homage to the recent commercial, he stuttered: “Uh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Not a good move, not a good move.”
He later added, “Thank you … don’t do that again, not a smart move.”
The man then turned the moment into a larger spectacle by opening up a second can of Pepsi for himself. At that point, there was no coming back. Two men approached Carlos and escorted him out of the meeting.
The incident comes just months after city protestors hit the streets following the February 9 police shooting of 17-year-old black teen, Quanice Hayes.
It’s worth nothing that according to reports, Carlos (if that’s really his name) never worked for the Herald.
The entire moment was caught on camera and posted on YouTube. The occurrence takes place right around the 2:51 mark.