Oreo Pride: Rainbow-Stuffed Cookie Sparks Boycott

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    Jun 26, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/oreo-pride-rainbow-stuffed-cookie-sparks-boycott/



    America’s favorite cookie is stirring up more than milk today after Kraft Foods posted a gay pride Oreo on the cookie’s Facebook page.
    Oreo posted the photoshopped picture of an Oreo cookie stuffed with rainbow-colored layers of frosting Monday evening with the caption “Proudly support love!”
    Over the past 17 hours more than 157,000 people have “liked” the image, 40,000 people have shared it and 20,000 have commented on it.
    But while many of the comments were supportive, some Facebook users pledged to boycott the cookie because of the post.
    “I’ll never buy Oreo again,” one commenter wrote.
    “Disgusted with oreos,” wrote another. “Being gay is an abmonitation in GOd’s eyes i wont be buying them anymore.”
    Basil Maglaris, a spokeswoman for Oreo’s parent company Kraft Foods, said in a statement that the image was part of a “series of daily ads reflecting current events in a fun way using images of OREO cookies and milk.” Kraft is not planning to sell the rainbow-stuffed Oreo in stores, Maglaris said, as it was created solely for the advertising campaign in honor of Pride month.
    “We are excited to illustrate what is making history today in a fun and playful way,” she said in an email to ABC News. “As a company, Kraft Foods has a proud history of celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We feel the OREO ad is a fun reflection of our values.”
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    Other images in the Oreo ad campaign, which celebrates the cookie’s 100th birthday, include a parody of the No. 1 hit song “Call Me Maybe,” depicting an Oreo and glass of milk next to tweaked lyrics.
    “I just met you and this is crazy, but here’s some milk so dunk me maybe,” reads the ad, also posted to the Oreo Facebook wall.
    Oreo is the latest in a string of juggernaut brands to show support for the LGBT community.
    In honor of Pride month Target launched a line of gay pride t-shirts, and the proceeds went to support the Family Equality Council, a Washington D.C.-based gay rights advocacy group. The pride shirts sold out in less than a month.
    Ben & Jerry’s, a longtime supporter of LGBT causes, renamed its apple pie flavor “Apple-y Ever After” in scoop shops throughout the U.K. in March, while the British government was debating legalizing same sex marriages.
    The Vermont-based ice cream company re-vamped its peanut butter-filled pretzel flavor in 2009 when same sex marriage was being legalized in Vermont, swapping the “Chubby Hubby” name for “Hubby Hubby.”
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:39 PM GMT
    I am so happy things are turning around for us for the better more and more it seems each day.

    20 years ago I bet any company would not go near anything gay and now many companies are advertising to us. This is good news.
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    You mean One Million Moms won't be able to eat cookies, now?
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    We're grocery shopping tomorrow - guess what I'm buying? Along with a box of Cheerios, in response to General Mills' public opposition to the Minnesota anti-gay marriage amendment. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    "…even though General Mills is one of the largest food and beverage manufacturers in the U.S., so is Kraft. And to boycott both of them them, they'd have to ask "supporters of traditional marriage" to give up at least all of the following everyday brands:Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Pillsbury, Fruit Roll-Ups, Häagen-Dazs, Green Giant, Hamburger Helper, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia Cheese, A1 Steak Sauce, California Pizza Kitchen, Cracker Barrel, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Cool Whip, Nilla, Premium Saltine Crackers, Tang, Tombstone Pizza.

    "Can you just imagine NOM waging war against Betty Crocker, the Pilsbury doughboy, the Kool-Aid Man, the Oscar Weinermobile and America's favorite gelatin dessert? Housewives and schoolchildren around the world would hate NOM, no matter how they feel about homos marrying each other!

    "Furthermore, NOM would eventually also have to boycott all the American companies and organizations that support same-sex marriage including Apple and Microsoft (no more computers for NOM!) and the Ford Motor Company and Boeing (good luck getting a car or plane ride, haters)."

    For the full article, go to:

    [url]http://www.gay.net/politics/2012/06/26/nom-too-scared-boycott-all-these-homo-loving-companies
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    What a big yawning nothingburger of a story...

    There's no boycott in the ABC article. Just 2 internet trolls saying "Gawd haites faqs!"
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    Jun 26, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidYou mean One Million Moms won't be able to eat cookies, now?


    Have you seen these mom's on face book? Their fat asses need an Oreo cookie boycott and not b/c they are pro gay either. icon_wink.gif

    I am on a diet so I can't really buy the Oreo cookies for me but I will buy them and give them to the nurses I work with to support them.

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    Jun 27, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    I want to eat the shit outta that rainbow mothafuckin' cookie.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 27, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    Boycott away.
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    Not a big fan of Oreos but will be buying a pack the next time I go to the store. It won't happen but it'd be cool if every gay did the same and they saw a boost in sales that they could equate to this ad. I'm sure that would get more companies on our side really quick.
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    Bought a package this afternoon -- something I never do!
  • calibro

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    Jun 27, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    so this isn't a thread about me getting double stuffed by two hung black men? icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    calibro saidso this isn't a thread about me getting double stuffed by two hung black men? icon_sad.gif


    Stop making every single thread about that. Sheesh.
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    All food companies should do this. Pretty good way to kill off conservatives: starve 'em.
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidI want to eat the shit outta that rainbow mothafuckin' cookie.


    IKR


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    Jun 27, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    Now I have the perfect excuse
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    Jun 27, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    mdstudio saidNot a big fan of Oreos but will be buying a pack the next time I go to the store. It won't happen but it'd be cool if every gay did the same and they saw a boost in sales that they could equate to this ad. I'm sure that would get more companies on our side really quick.


    I never shop GAP or JC Penny but ever since they came out pro gay I put them on my list to shop at in support.

    Starbucks has always supported us and so I have always supported them as well. Same with Ben and Jerry's.
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    Jun 27, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    black and white never used to get along either...
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    Well, shit. I'm gonna have to start buying cookies.
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    Kraft owns a very large portion of the food industry. So good luck with that, haters.
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    charlitos saidNow I have the perfect excuse


    I KNOW RIGHT!!!
    C'mon Charlitos, let's go grab some Oreos and lactose free milk after shopping at JCPennys! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 27, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    Damn, well I guess that also rules out Fruit Loops! I mean, the name alone should tell you that it`s a gay cereal, let alone the colours. And Lucky Charms?? C`mon. A little green man telling kids to taste his Lucky Charms- so gay. They also must boycott Skittles since they are encouraged to "Taste the Rainbow". If that isn`t gay brainwashing then I don`t know what is. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 27, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    Jetsbacker saidDamn, well I guess that also rules out Fruit Loops! I mean, the name alone should tell you that it`s a gay cereal, let alone the colours. And Lucky Charms?? C`mon. A little green man telling kids to taste his Lucky Charms- so gay. They also must boycott Skittles since they are encouraged to "Taste the Rainbow". If that isn`t gay brainwashing then I don`t know what is. icon_rolleyes.gif


    LMAO! icon_lol.gif

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    Jun 27, 2012 10:23 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidAll food companies should do this. Pretty good way to kill off conservatives: starve 'em.


    That would not work as a number of them own food companies or have investments in them. Who do you think makes weetabix?