12 July 2009

Boycotting Coca-Cola products

Geoff's Take:

Those of us who grew up in the 1970's will remember the commercials Bing Crosby made for Minute Maid orange juice. Mr. Cosby was a major owner of the company of that time, which is not surprising when one considers that his very own orange groves provided Minute Maid with the raw materials it needed to produce some of the freshest orange juice in the world.

Sadly, times change. Today, Agnes and I were watching TV, when we saw an ad for one of Minute Maid's new drinks. It begins with a young man riding an escalator. A woman stops him and says "I think you're the father of one of my children." That's bad enough, but it gets worse. The commercial goes on to describe how good their drink is for one's brain power. This is where it gets really bad.

The camera cuts back to the same young man, who has just had a drink, and he says "Art Class. Sister Mary......"

So now it's okay to father illegitimate children, have no regard for them, use women as toys for sexual gratification, and even father a child with the nun who teaches your art class.

Somehow, I don't think Bing would would be amused. This from a company that was practically founded by a man who was so devoted to his faith that he sought permission from the Holy Father before playing a Priest in the movies.

To make matters even worse than that, Minute Maid is now owned by the world's largest soft drink manufacturer, the Coca-Cola Company.

Well, I used to be a Coke drinker, but until I stop seeing this ad, they aren't seeing my business. If any of you out there are also Coke Drinkers, and are just as appalled as I am, I urge you to make your feelings known.

Their CEO is: Mr. Muhtar Kent
PO Box 1734
Atlanta, GA 30301.

Remember what a boycott did to McDonalds after they endorsed the gay lifestyle? They finally had to appologize because they couldn't afford to lose our business. Coke beware.

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