Get ready to blow a gasket.
Last night, Oreo posted the following the picture to their Facebook page:
What followed was a slew of homophobic and idiotic comments from assholes:
“Boo…This makes me sad that oreo’s support homosexuality.” – Toni Lipford, 1 Like.
“gays need to leave america.” – Dylan Arsenault, 3 Likes.
“This is absolutely disgusting. Your attempt to “normalize” the behaviour of homosexuals has cost you a customer.” – Desean Washington, 4 Likes.
“don’t support gays or the companies that do, and hell yea i’m a hater! being a fag is just wrong and always will be!!!! you should all be exiled to some island where you can all share aids together!! no more oreos for this family!!!!!” – Robert Hunter, 1 Like.
“Homosexual ‘love’ is not real love. ‘Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life his friends.’ — Jesus Christ. You are supporting the wrong things Oreo. Won’t be buying your cookies no mo’ in my house. ENjoy your new lack of sales!!!! ” – Crystal Walker, 1 Like.
And that’s just a sample of them. Buzzfeed has compiled a list of them if you want to get your blood boiling even more.
Personally, I think Oreo is better off without these people. Actually, a lot of things would be better off without these people. But I’m not going to call for them to be exiled to an island where all bigots can share diseases together because that’s just wrong… and I’m not an asshole (I’m looking at you, Robert Hunter).
What really scares me though is most of these people are parents and have families. These are the “values” (and I really hate to use that word here) that they’re passing on to their children. “Homosexual love is not real love”!?!?! Where do they even come up with this shit?!
This morning, the Oreo page was flooded with more positive comments in support of the company’s stance on gay pride. Most of these commenters also denounced the ‘haters’ who will no longer be buying Oreos. Good riddance.
Thank you, Oreo, for taking a stand and for not backing down in the face of bigots and bullies.