6/28/2012 11:24 PM
Earlier this week, Oreo posted a photo to its Facebook page: the iconic cookie wasn't filled with white frosting this time, but 6 different colors of frosting, with the caption "JUNE 25 PRIDE" written below. Naturally, since people care about the political leanings and moral beliefs of a cookie, the company has supposedly "lost some customers." But seriously: people got mad about a "gay Oreo." Suddenly I feel like I'm writing for a satire website.
Along with the photo's 226,000 "likes" after two days online, it boasted 38,000 comments—unfortunately, many of them filled with hate, vitriol, and sheer idiocy.
Take, for example, this gem: "Disliked Oreo page just because of this one post. Think about how much business u just killed oreo [sic]. I can't support a business that supports gays."
Well, here's hoping that person is homeless, doesn't own clothes, food, or anything tangible, and never needs to go to the doctor or literally do anything, because there are gay people in EVERY profession. EVERY SINGLE ONE. And until people learn and accept that, they'll be supporting businesses that employ gays, OH NO!
Naturally, a "Boycott Oreo" Facebook page popped up this week in response, and its creator played the "I'm not a homophobe" card, writing, "No. I do *not* hate gay people...I am against the lifestyle choice..,I refuse to support the lifestyle...so I have decided not to buy their products."
Again, here's hoping you literally never buy or do anything.
Thankfully, though, Kraft Foods, which produces Oreo, said that the positive comments have far outnumbered the negative.
"As a company, Kraft Foods has a proud history of celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We feel that the Oreo is a fun reflection of our values," said Basil Maglaris, Kraft's associate director of corporate affairs.
Good riddance, haters. More Oreos for us!
Photo courtesy of Kraft Foods.