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Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:05 PM

Oreo Supports Gay Rights on Facebook, Dividing Fans

Source: Yahoo News



Oreo took a stand on gay rights on Monday, netting more than 143,000 "Likes" and close to 18,000 comments, but not all were positive. On Monday, the Kraft Foods brand posted a with a rainbow-hued version of its cookie with the caption "Proudly support love!" and "June 25/Pride." The update got a big response from the brand's 26 million fans.

While many echoed the sentiment of a fan named William Kinder, who wrote, "Oreos have always been one of my favorite cookies. I'm going to make sure to buy them for the rest of my life now. Thank you so much for standing up for gay rights. ♥," others expressed exasperation at the brand's stance and some vowed not to buy the product anymore. "Not right," wrote a woman named Tara Sawasky. "Now I hate Oreos." Another fan, Desean Washington wrote, "This is absolutely disgusting. Your attempt to 'normalize' the behaviour of homosexuals has cost you a customer." Meredith Paige, another fan, opined, "Okay, goodbye Oreo. I don't support same-sex relationships."

Apart from such pronouncements, there was also a heated dialogue over the issue -- hardly the type of content usually found on Oreo's Facebook Page. Inevitably, the conversation turned to religion, with opponents over the gay rights issue citing justification in the Bible and opponents attacking those fans' faith.



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Reply Oreo Supports Gay Rights on Facebook, Dividing Fans (Original post)
onehandle Jun 2012 OP
Fearless Jun 2012 #1
clang1 Jun 2012 #2
pscot Jun 2012 #3
emmadoggy Jun 2012 #4
Fearless Jun 2012 #15
malthaussen Jun 2012 #5
Brickbat Jun 2012 #6
benld74 Jun 2012 #7
Beacool Jun 2012 #39
GoneOffShore Jun 2012 #8
clang1 Jun 2012 #17
William769 Jun 2012 #9
PatrynXX Jun 2012 #10
Vanje Jun 2012 #13
snooper2 Jun 2012 #28
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #32
chalky Jun 2012 #38
LaurenG Jun 2012 #11
malthaussen Jun 2012 #12
lame54 Jun 2012 #18
Bigredhunk Jun 2012 #14
sufrommich Jun 2012 #16
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #31
KamaAina Jun 2012 #19
progressoid Jun 2012 #20
randome Jun 2012 #21
OnyxCollie Jun 2012 #22
freshwest Jun 2012 #23
Maeve Jun 2012 #24
Politicub Jun 2012 #25
Roland99 Jun 2012 #26
TahitiNut Jun 2012 #27
msongs Jun 2012 #29
truthisfreedom Jun 2012 #30
RitchieRich Jun 2012 #43
quakerboy Jun 2012 #33
Berlin Expat Jun 2012 #35
AlbertCat Jun 2012 #34
HangOnKids Jun 2012 #36
47of74 Jun 2012 #37
Beacool Jun 2012 #40
Neoma Jun 2012 #41
JoeyT Jun 2012 #42
annabanana Jun 2012 #45
BlueIris Jun 2012 #44

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:06 PM

1. Shine a light on the bigots! n/t

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:08 PM

2. Lol more of all the crackheadedness

 

They're just cookies. Not very good ones at that imo, and people are ready to kill each other over them. Wow.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:12 PM

3. Wow! They've lost RushBo

That's gotta hurt.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:14 PM

4. I just went straight to their FB page

and "liked" it and made a comment in support.

Good on them!!


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Response to emmadoggy (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:42 PM

15. Ditto! +1

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:14 PM

5. Well, this pleases me

Oreo could, after all, have maintained a discreet silence on the issue. Any corporation with the sense of public responsibility to make a statement like that deserves some credit.

-- Mal

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:17 PM

6. OMG, a Sextuple Stuf Oreo.

Get in my belly.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:21 PM

7. Idiots! Pull your collective heads out and see the world!!!!!!,,,,,

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Response to benld74 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 11:27 PM

39. No, not the rainbow Oreo.

They make many interesting flavors overseas, but I don't think that the rainbow Oreo is one of them. I'll be visiting Buenos Aires in a couple of months and I'm going to make sure that I try the dulce de leche/banana and the strawberry/vanilla Oreos. They sound yummy.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:23 PM

8. One of the latest comments on Facebook

This is why Christians can't have nice things.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:50 PM

17. Lol excellent one n/t

 

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:28 PM

9. Happily recommended.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:30 PM

10. Oreo? the original racist term?

not sure who's the bigot. Most racists refer to Obama as an Oreo. So I'd assume most racists are offended their favourite racist slur is pro gay.

How should I know. I grew up with one. Racist. and rather anti semite too (sp) ie got alot of hints that Hitler was really a bad guy. Yeah I'm guessing though his dad was a Republican too... he'd disagree since he fought against the germans. Sure one can respect hitler in the way he was perhaps the most evil person ever to walk the earth. (Assad is a close runners up the way he mimicks Adolf's looks) but that doesn't mean a good respect. Bloodrayne 1 great game. kill nazi's. sequel. kill germans. not quite as fun... (no not the freaking movie..) Bloodrayne's 2 controls are on LSD for the PC though The first one was a rare multi button shooter slicer that was configured really nice.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:37 PM

13. no

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 03:09 PM

28. ROFL I read that paragraph twice and still didn't get the full gist of the ramble..

You went from Hitler to a video-game in a couple sentences

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 03:30 PM

32. You licked the frog, didn't you?

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 10:22 PM

38. I'm sorry...could you repeat that for me?

n/t

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:32 PM

11. Someone tell Tara, Desean and Meredith that I'll be buying 4 bags of oreo's next time I'm shopping

one for me and one for each one they won't buy. People at work love them. Yay Oreo's

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:37 PM

12. Who is old enough to remember the great Oreo vs Hydrox debate?

And how many are aware of the trivia that Hydroxes were invented before Oreos?

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 01:00 PM

18. And then there are Joe-Joe's...

The best and freshest tasting of them all

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:42 PM

14. Not Many Comments On The Mashable/Yahoo Page

But they're pretty ugly comments. Shocker.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 12:44 PM

16. Oreo is a subsidiary of Kraft Foods.

A giant corporation, although I get tired of seeing human rights reduced to advertising ploys,it's an acknowledgment that the rights of gay people have become mainstream and accepted by the majority. Corps. don't go out on a limb unless they think it brings them more positive results than negative. Disregard the troglodyte right wingers chiming in, they're losing the war and big business knows it.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 03:29 PM

31. I'm un-repentantly cynical but...

my first thought was that they couldn't care less and have un-creatively grabbed a great heap of free publicity. I doubt the sincerity of basically every last corporation. I assume they would make oreos from live kittens if it turned a profit.
What if Ronald McDonald started preaching? Is a cookie really different?

I like to think of myself as supportive to said cause, but why should corporations start having opinions if they aren't people?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 01:02 PM

19. I haven't had an Oreo in years

but should definitely do so!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 01:03 PM

20. Well I hate Oreos but I LIKE this!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 01:05 PM

21. 'Fans'? There are 'fans' of a cookie?

Good grief.

But more power to the company for supporting civil rights!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 01:22 PM

22. Mmm. Rainbow-colored lard. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 01:30 PM

23. Oops! Wingnuts going against big business. That's a first!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 01:40 PM

24. Oh, damn...now I have to buy Oreos!

Diet, shmiet....

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 01:45 PM

25. Dreaming of the day when this is no longer news

But in the meantime, added my support through liking them. This stuff matters.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 01:49 PM

26. +infinity!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 02:30 PM

27. "You and 161,903 others like this."

I'm buying some TODAY!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 03:12 PM

29. OMG! I can see jesus on my oreo! but they are gay lovers, how can this be true? lol nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 03:14 PM

30. What a great way to separate the Neaderthals from the humans!

We could just round them all up using this technique. Then we could put up fences around a certain number of states that would have them as residents, and be done with it.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:01 AM

43. (just don't say that with a German accent)

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 04:24 PM

33. Good luck on that boycot, bigots

Kraft... the makers of half the things in your local grocery store. A-1, cadbury creme egs, capri sun, chips ahot, cracker barrel, cool whip, General foods, gevalia, Honey Maid, Jello, Oscar Meyer, Maxwell House, Miracle Whip, Nabisco, Nutter butter, Philadelphia, Planters, Ritz, Stovetop, Toblerone, Trident, triscuit, Velveeta, and dozens to hundreds more.

Man.. the RW nutters are going to end up eating like raw food hippies if they boycott Kraft. Might be the best thing to the aggregate American health that's happened in 50 years.

but somehow I don't see them giving up their Kool-aid(or easy cheese or miracle whip or velveeta), no matter what they may post on facebook

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #33)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 06:11 PM

35. And what's really funny

is when you remind these asshats who say, "Well, I'll just buy General Mills products" that General Mills is the 3rd most LGBT-friendly company in the United States.

So yeah, clowns.........good luck with boycotting the two companies that make up about 70% (if not more) of what you put on your table and in your pantry.

Bunch of f***wads.

And another thing!! If you read some of their vicious responses to this (or any other LGBT related subject) you'll notice an almost monomaniacal obsession with LGBT sexual acts.

Yes indeed; just a bunch of perfectly straight guys talking about gay sex. Nothing indicative about that, nosiree bob!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 05:42 PM

34. Inevitably, the conversation turned to religion,

Of course it did.

There are no oppositions to gay rights except religious ones. There are no scientific objections. There are no economic objections. Just "moral" ones based on religious scripture.
It's a 100% religious thing.











of course so are fudge covered oreos...

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #34)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 06:28 PM

36. It's Because

 

Jesus
Oreo's
Homosexuality

Have so much in fucking common!


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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 09:08 PM

37. I'm getting hungry just looking at that cookie

And as for the reich wing people who don't like it, my response to them would be to get over them fucking selves already!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 11:30 PM

40. Good for them.

The only bad thing is that I now have a hankering for a glass of milk and Oreos, but I'm on a diet.

Wuuuaaahhhhh, not fair!!!!




Come to think of it, how does one eat a 6 layer Oreo? One flavor at a time or lick them all at once?

Hmmmm, food for thought.



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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 11:37 PM

41. I love oreo's.

Unfortunately I'm on a mission to make my life more plastic free.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:16 AM

42. Dear Kraft Foods:

If you really want to support LGBT people, stop fucking giving so much money to the assholes that do little more than make a career of oppressing them. http://www.opensecrets.org/usearch/index.php?q=kraft+foods&searchButt_clean.x=0&searchButt_clean.y=0&searchButt_clean=Submit&cx=010677907462955562473%3Anlldkv0jvam&cof=FORID%3A11

Is Rainbowwashing a word, because it damned well should be. I mean seriously, Bill Shuster? All the rainbow cookies in the world aren't going to erase helping get an asshole with a 0% rating by the HRC elected. http://www.ontheissues.org/PA/Bill_Shuster_Civil_Rights.htm

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #42)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:38 PM

45. +1000! repost this as an OP

Such ado about PR. . tsk tsk

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 01:08 PM

44. Gimme some Oreos!!

And I gave those up about fifteen years ago.

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