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Oreo's gay pride controversy
Posted 7/3/12
On June 25th, 2012, a picture of an Oreo cookie with six layers of frosting in the colors of the rainbow flag was posted onto Kraft Nabisco’s Facebook page. The image was accompanied by the caption “June 25 | Pride” and “Proudly Supports Love” in recognition of LGBT Pride Month in the United States. The Facebook image post was instantly met by polarized opinions between the supporters and critics of gay marriage, quickly escalating into a lengthy debate of more than 23,000 comments in the first 24 hours. As of June 27th, 2012, the Facebook post has accumulated over 240,000 likes, 75,000 shares and 43,000 comments.

The American cookie company’s display of solidarity with the gay and lesbian community was mostly met by positive feedback on Facebook, but the image of the six-layered rainbow Oreo cookie was far from being impervious to criticisms and denouncements; many commenters openly expressed their abandonment of brand loyalty to Nabisco and its Oreo products, while others threatened to unlike the Oreo page and boycott the cookies altogethers. One commenter went as far as to launch a boycott campaign against Nabisco on Facebook, which gained 12 likes in the first day of launch...

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/oreos-gay-pride-cookie-controversy

I'm so glad that they made their dumb post, now the whole world can harass them through facebook.

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I see the people in that pic bitching about the Oreo cookie issue. They can go crawl back under the rock they came out from under.

"I can't support a business that supports gays."...


If this is the case let me put a few things out for you. I hope those people don't visit Starbucks or buy/own Apple products like the iPhone/iPad. I hope they don't wear Levi's or anything Nike. If they fly, it's best you avoid Delta, Southwest, or United then too. Hope they also don't clean with Tide, Gain, or Bounty. And guess what Internet Explorer and Chrome supports?

Yup... all of these things and places I've listed support gays. And that's not even the tip of the iceburg. So unless they're Amish and denounce about everything out there in the real world that normal people use, then they're in for a quick shock.

It's one thing to be against the lifestyle, but serious folks... I don't see you crying this much each Halloween when Oreo makes their orange/black oreos. Oh yes, supporting Satan on his most prominent day. How many people do see crying over that one?

Don't use one product as a soapbox for your beliefs. It only makes you look bad, especially if you make comments like the above quoted and actually own/possess anything I just listed.

Food for thought.
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Well, then they don't want to eat/buy oreos because of this, they can't do most things either. They can't own an apple or Microsoft computer. They can't drink from Starbucks. They should stay away from Google, too. If they wanna fly, they can't go on American Airlines. They also can't shop at any Nike store, American Apearal, or Levi's. No more Ben & Jerry's for them.

That's just a few companies that support gay marriage but I have never seen anyone complain, but once Oreo's post a picture saying they support it, all the homophobes come out and complain about it.
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I'm pro-gay equality personally, gays and lesbians should be able to marry. However, I'm anti-oreos because they are the most disgusting, vile, horrific creation ever developed, they taste really bad. If you want a "cookie" go buy some hobnobs which are the best biscuit on the planet ever.
Posted 7/3/12

Lexxuk wrote:

I'm pro-gay equality personally, gays and lesbians should be able to marry. However, I'm anti-oreos because they are the most disgusting, vile, horrific creation ever developed, they taste really bad. If you want a "cookie" go buy some hobnobs which are the best biscuit on the planet ever.


You are a bad person.
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God made us to be man and woman, not homosexual.

Welp, God also made us to not like animals, children, dead bodies, tentacles, people of other races, evolution, the fact that the Earth revolves around the sun and is not flat, that women are more than an extent of property with a mind, yet somehow there are people out there who do. I guess God isn't as omnipotent as you think, otherwise none of these from birth mind sets would exist. Why is the only thing carried over from the bible the idea that homosexuals are abominations?
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Honestly... Boycotting a cookie? >->
Everyone I've ever met who was homophobic or had something against homosexuals claimed that it was because they were 'true Christians' (or they said that it 'grossed them out' -_-"). If you were a true Christian, you would be able to support love no matter what form it comes in, and not hate on the people who are born into that lifestyle. Personally I think that most of the time, it's the parent's fault. If you or I had parents who were against the LGBT community, we'd probably act like this too. Some people come to their own conclusions and can either be blissfully ignorant or supportive of something, but even most of my opinions are based mostly off of what my parents have taught me growing up. Hopefully if my situation were like this, I'd be able to see for myself that there's nothing wrong with loving another man or woman.
'God created us to be man and women, not gay and lesbian!'
Obviously not.
'No more oreos for me and my family!'
Good, you probably didn't need anymore anyway. Not eating a brand of cookie? That's not going to prove anything. And like LynnTerra said, what are you going to do about all of the other brands and companies that support gay rights? You don't have to agree with the lifestyle, but explain to me- How exactly is it hurting you? Are you really so wrapped up in being against the LGBT community that you'd lose some of your favorite products to 'prove a point' that is not going to reach anyone but your fellow haters?

Meh. ._.
Hopefully these people can see how silly this is.
Posted 7/3/12
They're trolling.
Posted 7/3/12

OreO's Marketing SIDE may have been Over Looked this and now they are like thinking EPIC FAIL
The Cookie's Image sandwiching several fiLLings is NOT and Definitely NON-HEALTHY.
I have no prejudice against gay and lesbian but
Man is for Woman and Woman is for Man that is just the NORMAL and RIGHT thing for us humans.
NATure is that way, for i do not see and witness a male LioN to male LiOn exhibiting erOs love to each other and they are Animal and considered wiLd
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Let's boycott the fucking cookies NOT because they're trans-fat laden, unhealthy, processed patties of sugar-filled shit, but let's fucking boycott them because they believe all people should be afforded the same liberties and rights, regardless of sex, age, color, or orientation?!?!?!

Faith in Humanity -70, which is the amount of calories is in one Oreo cookie
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Tl;dr - Oreo cookies are gay now? When did they come out of the closet??? So do oreo cookies have sex with other gay oreo cookies? Intriguing! Fascinating tale you copied and pasted here ... eh.. Rape Monster (pedophile alert)?
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That cookie is so lame
Posted 7/3/12
Looks fuckin' delicious to me.
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karmacide wrote:


Lexxuk wrote:

I'm pro-gay equality personally, gays and lesbians should be able to marry. However, I'm anti-oreos because they are the most disgusting, vile, horrific creation ever developed, they taste really bad. If you want a "cookie" go buy some hobnobs which are the best biscuit on the planet ever.


You are a bad person.


No, I'm a really, really bad and quite evil person who has eaten an oreo and wondered why they decided to bring them over to the UK which is the home of the classics, custard creams, Bournvilles and of course, hobnobs. Us Brits are biscuit connoisseurs which is why we (generally) dislike the oreo, did I mention you should try hobnobs?

Only downside is that Kraft bought out Cadburys so will be using that brand name to aim for biscuit market domination
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I frankly wonder why is the proposed boycott of Oreos such a big deal. It may be different in other countries, but in the U.S., you can spend your money more or less how you want, and so you can buy Oreos or not buy Oreos for whatever reason(s) please(s) you. You also have the right to advocate (not force) your opinion to try and convince others of your cause, and those people to whom you speak can freely agree or disagree with you. If we're as civilized as we think we are, we should be able to do this without resorting to violence (whether verbal or otherwise).
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