Name: Pepsi questions use of Dixie Chick's endorsement

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumMusic , Commercial Advertising

Artist: Dixie Chicks

Confronting Bodies: Pepsi Company officials

Date of Action: April 2003

Specific Location: United States

Description of Artwork: While touring in London, the Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines announced to her audience that she was ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas.

Description of Incident: The Dixie Chicks filmed a commercial for Lipton Brisk Iced Tea prior to the London performance. Pepsi, the owner of Lipton, has suggested that it will not air the commercial for fear that it could negatively effect sales.

Results of Incident: Pepsi decided to air the commercial

Source: Mass Mic News

Submitted By: NCAC

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