Oreo Promotes Gay Pride with Rainbow Cookie
As Maryland continues to gear up for a gay marriage question on the ballot this fall, Oreo has taken sides on the issue.
Along with Ben and Jerry's and General Mills, Oreo posted a gay pride picture of their Oreo with rainbow colored filling to come out in support of Gay Marriage.
The "Pride" cookie isn't something people can buy -- at least not yet. Rather, the company released a picture of it Monday on its Facebook page. The rainbow layered Oreo with the tagline "Pride" garnered more than 145,000 likes and nearly 35,000 shares in less than a day.
Supporters immediately began campaigning for Oreo to make the icing-heavy creation real, something people could buy and eat. (It would be like extreme Double Stuff with all that icing.)
Just as fast, opponents began threatening a boycott.
LGBT Pride month is a relatively new celebration, having been first declared in 2000 by then-President Clinton. It was picked up again by the Obama administration in 2009, where he called on Americans to “help fight prejudice and discrimination” everywhere.
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