The Oreo Controversy


Now to me, that is one progressive cookie! 😉

However to some unfortunately closed-minded people, it’s an affront to their beliefs and what they feel is right.

That’s right.. just because Oreo has come out in support of Equal Rights, some consumers are threatening to boycott the company.

I’m sorry, did I miss something here? Since when did only straight people eat Oreo’s?

On this Canadian news site, it talks about the supposed controversy and about how some people have posted on the company’s Facebook page things like this:

“Goodbye Oreo…Sad you just offended the majority of your consumer base to appease the few… So will you come out next with a paedophile cookie,” Karen R said.

Um, WHAT?!?!?! I know there’s some close-minded people out there, but that is just taking it one step too far. How the heck does that woman make the leap from supporting Equal Rights through a simple picture (the cookie doesn’t exist in real life..) to paedophilia?

Aren’t there more important things to worry about than whether a cookie company supports everyone being treated equal … you know, like poverty, homelessness, illiteracy, war, and so on and on.

Since the image was posted to Oreo’s Facebook page on Monday, it has received more than a quarter-million “likes” and nearly 38,000 comments. And according to Adweek, Oreo is one of the most successful brands on Facebook, with 26 millions fans on its page.

Hmm.. they’re obviously doing something right if you ask me.

Damn.. now I want a cookie. LOL

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