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Old 26th Jun 2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Gay Pride rainbow Oreo sparks 20,000 Facebook comments, debate

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It’s not the stack of six crème patties that’s whipped up a frenzy at Oreo’s official Facebook page: It’s that together, they form a rainbow in celebration of gay pride.

The image of the multi-layered Kraft cookie appears above a date – June 25 – and the word “pride.” A caption declares “Proudly support love!” The cookie isn’t available for purchase.

Of the profile’s nearly 27 million fans, more than 154,000 liked the Pride post. Not all the nearly 20,000 comments, however, were quite as supportive.

“Bye Bye OREO!,” wrote user Jeni Friedersdorf. “Why can’t companies stay neutral on such things?” A few quoted the Bible; several swore to boycott the snack...



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Old 27th Jun 2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Gay Pride rainbow Oreo sparks 20,000 Facebook comments, debate

If people boycotted every company that supported some form of equality for LGBT individuals.... they wouldn't go on computers.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 12:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: Gay Pride rainbow Oreo sparks 20,000 Facebook comments, debate

You'd think people would learn from 1 Million Moms.

If you boycott something, it's just going to cause way more people than you to purposely buy from them to undermine your "boycott." >_>

People overreact to everything. It's a goddamn rainbow. It's a caption that says Proudly Supports. If they have an issue with it, for pete's sake, just enjoy the fact there's a freaking 6 layer oreo in multiple colors.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 12:41 AM   #4
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Default Re: Gay Pride rainbow Oreo sparks 20,000 Facebook comments, debate

Idk what they are talking about. Skittles has been under-cover supporting us for years with their "Taste the Rainbow" ads. And what about rainbow licorice? Eh, those people are dumb if they boycott Oreos over this.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 03:53 AM   #5
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i once had ultra religious buddy, he showed me a list of companies he will not buy from cuz they support planned parenthood, which included Levis i believe. I do not like PP either, but to literally not buy anything from that ever growing list cuz once they donated a little to a group i know has racist and eugenics history is ridiculous.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 06:20 AM   #6
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Default Re: Gay Pride rainbow Oreo sparks 20,000 Facebook comments, debate

Well what can you expect, there are a lot of idiots out there, and the vocal minority strikes again.

What I find most saddening is often when such arguments occur on LGBT support photos such as this, often the photo ends up being taken down, rather than just the stupid ones having their comments deleted.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 06:31 AM   #7
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Well they have a right to boycott, as we have the right to boycott anything anti LGBT. The hateful comments aren't necessary though but I'm sure they are many from both sides.

I personally would boycott anything that I could if I knew it was supporting something I didnt agree with, but you cant avoid everything and you cant always know what your money is going to.

Good to see Kraft is showing support in such an awesomely creative way, will make oreos taste that much better.
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Old 27th Jun 2012, 07:17 AM   #8
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Default Re: Gay Pride rainbow Oreo sparks 20,000 Facebook comments, debate

People are silly. It's like with the Dump Starbucks thing. 45K of people not buying Starbucks or buying to dump it (which is even more ridiculous) is not going to actually result in anything.
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Just remember with any positive changes in society, there are some who are against long after it has gained general acceptance. Heck I'm sure some people still think women should not be able to vote etc...

Hopefully in a few years the dust of ignorant and intolerant comments will settle and it will be fondly remembered as a "tempest in a glass of milk". In the meantime, it's a good "coffee talk/water cooler" way to broach same-sex rights in every day conversation.
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"all food companies should just start announcing that they’re pro gay so dumb anti gay people wouldnt eat anything" - tumblr
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Well they have a right to boycott, as we have the right to boycott anything anti LGBT. The hateful comments aren't necessary though but I'm sure they are many from both sides.

I personally would boycott anything that I could if I knew it was supporting something I didnt agree with, but you cant avoid everything and you cant always know what your money is going to.

Good to see Kraft is showing support in such an awesomely creative way, will make oreos taste that much better.
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My niece shared it on Facebook. It made me happy.
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"all food companies should just start announcing that they’re pro gay so dumb anti gay people wouldnt eat anything" - tumblr
It would just be so much fun to watch...
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Someone made a good comeback on 9gag.
9GAG - S**tstorm caused by raging "christians"
I'm sure they said all that just to prove that they have a bigoted mind. They will slip in some bites for sure. You can't resist OREO!
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"all food companies should just start announcing that they’re pro gay so dumb anti gay people wouldnt eat anything" - tumblr
That's... genius. Rofl.

I have to say: I assumed it was photoshop... did Kraft actually make these? O_o

EDIT: I don't know why, I found this video hilarious.

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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
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