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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:52 AM

Gay Pride Oreos cause Fundies to lose their cookies


from the Christian Science Monitor:





An ad featuring a gay pride-themed Oreo is stirring up viral controversy today after Kraft posted the rainbow-colored Oreo on the popular treat's Facebook page. The ad, which featured an oversized cookie with rainbow-hued frosting layers above the date and accompanying caption, “Proudly support love!” was originally posted to Oreo’s profile Monday evening.

June has special significance in the LGBT community. President Barack Obama declared the month Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Month on June 1, 2009. Many US cities, including New York and San Francisco, held annual Pride events over the weekend.

So far, over 167,000 Facebook users have “liked” the photoshopped image of the self-proclaimed “world’s favorite cookie.” It has racked up 48,853 shares and over 22,000 comments – not all of them positive, and quite a few vitriolic.

Website Buzzfeed was one of the first sites to aggregate some of the more negative feedback as rumblings of a possible boycott grew louder Tuesday morning. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2012/0626/Pride-themed-Rainbow-colored-Oreo-stirs-up-more-than-milk



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Reply Gay Pride Oreos cause Fundies to lose their cookies (Original post)
marmar Jun 2012 OP
xchrom Jun 2012 #1
PolishBear Jun 2012 #2
TlalocW Jun 2012 #3
11 Bravo Jun 2012 #4
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #5
MrScorpio Jun 2012 #6
rocktivity Jun 2012 #7
noamnety Jun 2012 #8
EOTE Jun 2012 #9
progressoid Jun 2012 #10
sakabatou Jun 2012 #12
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #11
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2012 #14
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #15
Crowman1979 Jun 2012 #13

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:57 AM

1. a cookie. oy. nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:02 AM

2. YAY!

Of course just LOOKING at that much creme filling makes my teeth hurt … but I think Kraft/Nabisco could easily come up with a thick but similarly rainbow-layered filling, and market those cookies every June in conjunction with LGBT Pride Month. They would be FLYING off the grocery store shelves! I would sure be buying them, and I virtually NEVER buy cookies.


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:13 AM

3. Oreos were never my favorites...

But I want to eat that cookie.

Oh, yeah... yay for Kraft for supporting equality.

TlalocW

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:19 AM

4. K&R (for the thread title alone)!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:21 AM

5. Fundies make me (and mine) lose OUR "cookies"



Good for Kraft for promoting equality!

Anything that makes the fundies upset is o.k. by me!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:25 AM

6. In spite of the fact that Oreos are just too sweet for my tastes, good on them for sponsoring love

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:29 AM

7. "Gay Pride" or "LGBT Pride" would be better

It is really pride when it dare not speak its name?


rocktivity

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:56 AM

8. My friends are upset about the image.

They're all about human rights, but the photoshopping on that image is dreadful.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:01 AM

9. George Takei posted an awesome reply to this on Facebook:



I laughed my ass off when I saw that, it couldn't be more true.

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Response to EOTE (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:56 PM

10. Oh my!

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Response to EOTE (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:42 PM

12. This is what I've always said about the non-equality arguments

It's just like the ones again interracial marriage.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:33 PM

11. You need some of this first...

 


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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:34 PM

14. OH MY Stars and garters...

if you are giving out free samples....

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:00 PM

15. Hell no. I haven't had any of that in at LEAST 25 years.

 

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:40 PM

13. Love the cause, but it has too much filling.

I would prefer cookies with individual rainbow colors.

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