Gay Oreo Inspires Internet Outrage

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Gay Oreo Inspires Internet Outrage

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Not everyone is happy with Oreo's support for gay rights on Facebook.

Oreo did its thing for Pride Week yesterday, posting a Facebook status update with an image of a rainbow-colored Oreo cookie imposed over messages stating simply, "Proudly support love!" and "June 25/Pride." Nice, neat and to the point, and entirely unsurprisingly it attracted no small amount of publicity - some of it, sadly, rather less than complimentary.

Some of the negative comments claim to be frustrated by the politicization of the cookies, but most are a bit more straight-up anti-gay, like that of Janis Petron, who wrote, "You gay people make me sick, God made us to be man and women not gay or lesbian p.s. NO MORE OREOS." Or Cody Patterson, who said, "I can't support a business that supports gays." Aaron Foster described Oreo parent company Kraft as "Yet another liberal company destroying our religious values and teaching immorality," while Trevor Day pasted himself in the face with the Frying Pan of Unintentional Irony by stating, "Gays can all go kill them selves they are sinners and will burn in hell" while rocking a Neil Patrick Harris avatar. Mads Fjord pointed out the inevitable counter-campaign boycott, telling his Facebook followers, "Hate [homosexuals] so much. So many whose skulls I want to smash in with a hammer. I thank those who support this boycott and GOD BLESS AMERICA."

And yes, there is apparently some form of boycott going on, although the actual level of organization looks iffy at best - hardly a surprise to anyone who's seen the One Million Moms in action. Kraft, for its part, is unfazed, issuing a statement reiterating its support for gay rights.

"In recognition of Pride Month, Oreo created an ad depicting the Rainbow flag with different colors of Oreo crème. We are excited to illustrate what is making history today in a fun and playful way," the company said in a statement. "As a company, Kraft Foods has a proud history of celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We feel the Oreo ad is a fun reflection of our values. "

The cynic in me insists that there's no small amount of savvy marketing at work in this campaign. After all, as evidenced by Ellen Degeneres, not to mention more than 175,000 (and growing) "likes" on Facebook, nothing gooses public support like a sliver of vicious backlash from homophobe morons on the internet. But at the same time, even if it is getting something out of it, how can anyone be critical of Oreo for standing up for a good cause? Unless they're a homophobe moron on the internet, that is.

But the worst thing about it all? Kraft isn't actually going to sell this six-layer rainbow monstrosity; it was made exclusively in honor of Pride Week.

Sources: Mashable, Buzzfeed

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That is the tastiest looking bit of 'controversy' I've ever seen.

And regardless of the motivations, good on Kraft.

People who boycott a cookie company for religious beliefs are probably not entirely sane anyway.

Also, I'd so buy this rainbow Oreo if they ever made it.

The haters choose to never eat Oreo's again? GOOD! More for me!

I think it is great that Oreo and Kraft are going this.

And I want that giant rainbow Oreo. Looks delicious.

I love Oreos but that looks a little gross, kinda glad they're not making that beast of a cookie.

Anyways, some people need to get over themselves and leave the cookie company alone.

If Kraft is actually making up those objections on Facebook, then well played.

My first thought was "that looks delicious"... Also, good luck boycotting Oreos...

Second thought:
"Yet another liberal company destroying our religious values and teaching immorality" - yeah, the religious values that cause people to encourage people to kill themselves, and some to believe that an all-powerful, benign creator has something against homosexuals.... Going against that is certainly immoral, all right...

My opinion of Kraft has improved to neutral! Good on your guys for taking this monumentous step of supporting the gays... risking half of your consumer base due to their parents refusing to buy the immoral gay supporting sweet thing...
I mean the only thing they can do wrong now is to fuck with Cadbury's, or keep profiting from neo-slavery in the growing of the coco beans in Africa >.>

It's awesome of Kraft, kudos to them for standing up to these prejudice idiots.

Looks like a good cookie too :3

The idea that people now hate Oreos because the company supports gay rights? Hilarious! The idea that I don't get to eat a six layered-rainbow colored Oreo? Disheartening. Get on it Oreo! I'll buy that shit in a heart beat!

That's a rainbow I'd like to taste.

Now, where did I put my anti-homophobe bat...

I think the real issue is that God made Oreos with one layer of filling. I don't want my children to be subjected to this kind of snack. They'll get diabetes.

"MOMMY~~ Can we get some Oreos please?"
"NO."
"Why not?"
"They support gays and are evil!"
"So gays and evil tastes awsome and goes good with milk?"

Yup, good luck with that folks.

Do want! That cookie looks delicious and that it could kill someone if thrown at them :p
also I would really like to see a company that's met with this sort of "opposition" or boycott to just tell all the haters to fuck off or something along those lines, that would really impress me. But seriously I don't get all the hate (seeing as how I don't understand crazies) but to the ones that bring up god, I know what he said about a man and a man laying together. But he also said don't judge you stupid hypocrites.
Also the hilarious irony at the guy bashing gays who has an NPH avatar. I almost fell off my chair laughing :p

that looks delicious.

Everyone knows that colored icing tastes better than white ones.

I would love to see Kraft start making these. Each color could have a different taste.

I've never really noticed a big homophobic vibe in my area, so I always forget how difficult gays have it. It's a shame anyone has to put up with being threatened like that.

Still, at least Kraft haven't backed down (yet) so that's something good.

Quaxar:
People who boycott a cookie company for religious beliefs are probably not entirely sane anyway.

Also, I'd so buy this rainbow Oreo if they ever made it.

6 layers of multicolour cream, who wouldn't?
Seeing this kind of ignorant blind rage makes me want to blindly go buy a box of Oreos.

Oh delicious irony at the guy with the NPH avatar. Almost as delicious as the 6 layer Oreo.

Crazy homophobs always give me a reason to smile... or to point my finger at them an laugh as hard as I can. Don't worry, I laugh at them, not with them. :D

I want that cookie

Solo-Wing:
The haters choose to never eat Oreo's again? GOOD! More for me!

you read my mind.

looking at this particular "rainbow Oreo" i can safely say it's not an appealing cookie (for me)

however good execution to show your support :)

This is why I'm no longer religious.

Scrolls written by bronze-age tribal savages that practiced deity-sanctioned genocide, rape and slavery translating into the modern age as rednecks becoming offended and outraged over a snack food producer owned by Phillip Morris (the cigarette manufacturer) proves it's all just a bunch of bullshit.

Then again... conservatives boycotting Kraft will be a good thing for them. The south won't be a mjority of overweight diabetics.
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Ooof, I hate Oreo's personally but I almost feel like buying a bag to spite these people...

Oh goody, time to put on my favorite hat.

*puts on tinfoil hat*

See, see I was right!! First it started with cereal going all rainbowy and shit to supposedly market themselves to kids. Though I think we're all in agreement that the real reason is that really they're just trying to desensitize our kids to that awful gay pride flag. *spits* It's an affront to the lizard shadow government that runs this great country.

Then there was the creation of Skittles. Oh don't think I'm not on to you Skittles. "Taste the rainbow," more like "Taste our brainwashing food coloring." By running a marketing campaign that causes both people and children to associate the rainbow with their satanic candy instead of the factual tale of how Noah saved the world when Xenu melted the polar ice caps by inventing the rainbow defense system that remains in place to this very day. The inspiration of which was given to him by the lord almighty. Though it's starting to weaken since it is powered by the sacred love aura given off by the holy union of man and woman. Which is being sabotaged by the gays.

Yes friends, the gays are evil agents of Xenu sent here to destroy the rainbow shield which has kept him from laying waste to our young 4,000 year old earth. Now they have sunk their villainous claws into the once righteous Oreo. Our allies grow few in this hopeless battle, but we will win. We will defend the earth so that our lizard overlords may continue to benevolently rule us from the shadows.

So condemn this multicolored symbol of oppression, and send the message that we were already conquered by a space faring civilization and that we are very happy under their rule. Open your eyes people, with the rise of the gays comes the fall of all life on the planet!!.

*removes tin foil hat*

So sayeth the Legion of Mad Fellows.

I feel like this is quite sad, not in the petty way this is happened. The fact is religions teach tolerance and as soon as someone or a company admits they are they get swamped with hate. So much for treating others how you wish to be treated.

I find this offensive. The cream to cookie ratio is far too one-sided to actually taste good.

And good luck fitting that whole thing into your mouth.

that cookie ... i wan ....

Andy Chalk:

But the worst thing about it all? Kraft isn't actually going to sell this six-layer rainbow monstrosity; it was made exclusively in honor of Pride Week.

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
*sobs*

OT:

the second i any religious 'reasoning' for anti-gay non sense, that person/group has lost all credibility with me, and i generally question they're intelligence.

but good on Kraft for supporting this, makes me want Oreo's

Haters can all die in a fire if it means more Oreo for me! Win-Win!

After the backlash to the whole North Carolina thing I thought that this kind of stuff was dying out. There were so many people speaking out for gay rights. But this has killed that optimism. It shows that there are still so many idiots who are still so offended by homosexuality that they will go to the lengths they have to get riled up over a fucking biscuit. Stupid religious bigots. It makes me weep for humanity.

I did see something from this which was amusing though. I saw on Reddit that someone had spotted a post on Facebook regarding this by some self confessed bisexual. They were mocking the people boycotting Oreos saying they should boycott everything else that supports gay right. Like Google and Apple etc. They would be left with pretty much no modern conveniences.

"our religious values and teaching immorality"

Like:
Slavery,
Rapist being forced to marry his victim,
Ethic cleansing (aka genocide),
Pride and jealousy,
The mass murder of children,
Bigotry,
Abandonment of family,
Slaughtering animals to cure disease (like leprosy can be cured via killing two pigeon),
Anti-progress, science, and reason.

Huh...you know?
Maybe we SHOULD start destroying such things.
Might make us more civilized.

I can't wait until Westboro Baptist gets word of this

Imagine it, giant cardboard signs everywhere reading "GOD HATES OREOS!" It'll be hilarious.

This. Is. Fabulous! And I do mean "fabulous" with all the extra O's and U's in all-caps.

Threeseventyfive:
I can't wait until Westboro Baptist gets word of this

Imagine it, giant cardboard signs everywhere reading "GOD HATES OREOS!" It'll be hilarious.

Haha, made my day <3
"This just in! OREOS MIGHT TURN YOUR CHILD GAY!"

Tbh that cookie does not look appetizing. yeah. So thanks for not actually making it Kraft.

Torrasque:

Quaxar:
People who boycott a cookie company for religious beliefs are probably not entirely sane anyway.

Also, I'd so buy this rainbow Oreo if they ever made it.

6 layers of multicolour cream, who wouldn't?
Seeing this kind of ignorant blind rage makes me want to blindly go buy a box of Oreos.

Like most of life's problems, this one can be solved with an Oreo.

I wonder why they haven't made me their chief of advertisement yet... or product design, I have a great idea for a crossover with Lego as a "build your own Oreo" project where cookies and cream are two seperate bricks you can build edible stuff out of. Whoops, better make this last part disappear. Move along folks, no million dollar ideas to steal here. Move along.

When I first saw it, I thought that they were releasing a new cookie that had 6 multi-color layers of cream. Man, the disappointment I felt when they

1. Aren't actually selling the cookie.

2. Are apparently sharing messages of peace and getting boycotted and chewed out because of it.

I mean, dear God, its A FREAKING FACEBOOK PICTURE. It's not like they're teaching "it's okay to be gay" classes at the YMCA, you ignorant morons. I can't believe people will make such a big deal when a company says that everyone regardless of sexuality should have a happy life.

Do people even READ the Bible before they start screaming out prepared verses about the "sins" and "abominations" that are gay people apparently. Doesn't anyone remember "love your neighbor"? No? Well, crap.

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