Well, Trent called it when he first shared the news of the rainbow-colored cookie with us last week, and now the official hateration has arrived. The organization One Million Moms has started a boycott against Oreo/Kraft Foods. The other current issues that appear on their website are TV Land‘s Soul Man (starring Cedric The Entertainer), because it “blasphemes Christ,” and they recently attempted a boycott of JCPenny on Father’s Day, as the company had an ad that featured a gay couple. Just so you know who we’re dealing with here. That-Ish-Cray (but not especially shocking) Of The Day deets inside.
Here’s the report from the HuffPost. It’s kind of laughable. Except for the part where these women are completely serious:
In what can only be described as the week’s least surprising news, the conservative anti-gay group behind this spring’s scrapped JCPenney boycott is now targeting Oreos for the cookie brand’s controversial endorsement of Pride month.
In a post titled “Oreo — No Longer Favorite Cookie,” members of One Million Moms are condemning a now-iconic image which showed the cookie filled with rainbow-colored creme. The image, which was praised by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates, was unveiled last weekend on Oreo’s official Facebook page and quickly went viral on a number of social media platforms after its release.
“The cookie maker is quick to point out that the picture is simply an ad, and doesn’t depict a true product,” the group notes on its website. “But it announced to American consumers where it stands on the controversial ‘gay’ marriage issue nonetheless. Homosexuals are weighing in, hoping Oreo makes the fake cookie real.”
“There are plenty of cookies on the market for moms to buy for their families that do not support liberal causes,” the group’s rant continues. “We have a choice. Kraft’s brands include Oreo, Cadbury, Maxwell House, and Nabisco.”
Read more here.
So there’s that. I’m always confused by these kind of movements. The homepage to their website asks, in huge lettering, “MOM, are you fed up with the TRASH in today’s media?” Well, I’m a Mom and no. Because the media is not raising my kids, nor are Oreo cookies, nor Cadbury, Maxwell House, or Nabisco. At least I don’t think they’re raising my kids. And I’m pretty sure that a cookie (or an image of a cookie) that seeks to promote love, lurve, and equality would make an okay parent. If cookies could be parents.
These Moms make nutty Moms like me look bad. Or really good. Thanks for that One Million Moms (who also urge you to write Mattel because they may be in talks to make a Kardashian doll, which in fact might be a horrific idea, but still shouldn’t be that big of a deal if you– rather than the Kardashians– are raising your children).