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Pepsi apologizes for iPhone app

Company accused of creating sexist app


 

An iPhone application to promote Pepsi’s Amp Energy drink is creating a stir on Twitter, where users have labeled it sexist. The app is meant to help men with dating and suggests pickup lines for 24 types of women, putting them into categories with names like “nerd,” “cougar,” and “treehugger.” “Our app tried 2 show the humorous lengths guys go 2 pick up women,” the company posted to its Twitter account. “We apologise if it’s in bad taste & appreciate your feedback.” A spokesperson for the company said it is considering pulling the app, but hasn’t made a final decision.

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Pepsi apologizes for iPhone app

  1. stuff like Pepsi, cheap beer, gum and many other products have to use lifestyle to sell their product because they surely can't sell it on its quality or ingredients …i hardly drink that crraaaap anymore but have before

  2. Yeah, I'm sure chicks are going to be swept off their feet by a nerdy guy reading lines verbatim off the iPhone in his left hand and nervously clutching a Pepsi in the other. Terrific idea guys.

  3. Yeah, I'm sure chicks are going to be swept off their feet by a nerdy guy reading lines verbatim off the iPhone in his left hand and nervously clutching a Pepsi in his right. Terrific idea guys.

  4. Whomever had the time and effor to make this an issue really needs to get a life.