Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:52 AM
marmar (70,152 posts)
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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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:02 AM
PolishBear (9 posts)
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.