FACT CHECK: Pepsi Did Not Change Can To Support Palestinians
The can design predates the Israeli-Hamas war.
Social media users have been claiming Pepsi has changed the design of its can to support the Palestinian territories. The post reads,” The Israeli company PEPSI has changed the design to avoid the boycott and wrote Palestine. Do not fall for this deception. In reality the sales went down drastically. Continue the boycott of both PEPSI and COKE brands.”
This claim, however, is false. First, Pepsi is an American company, not an Israeli company. Second, the images predate the Israeli-Hamas war. Through a reverse image search, Check Your Fact found that the images are from an August 2023 Facebook reel from Dragon Studios.
Pepsi wrote in an Oct. 27 statement that it would continue to support both Gaza and Israel. The statement partially reads, “Our continued focus is on the safety and well-being of our employees in the region. We have been and will continue to monitor the situation to determine how we can best aid and support all of those in need in Israel and Gaza. This work has already begun, including helping with immediate housing, food, childcare, mental health support and other necessities as possible to those displaced or otherwise impacted. ”
Newsmeter and the Quint also debunked the claim. (RELATED: No, Video Does Not Show Israeli Soldiers Detaining Child To Put In Cage)