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    Most users praised the (unfortunately unavailable in stores) rainbow cookie, but a few swore off parent company Kraft

    Some Facebook users swore they would never eat an Oreo again after this gay pride picture was posted. Photograph: facebook.com/oreo

    Oreo, the self-proclaimed "world's favourite cookie", has stirred up controversy on Facebook by pledging support for gay pride.

    The post came after thousands of people attended gay pride events in New York, San Francisco and elsewhere over the weekend.
    While most commenters were in support of the multi-coloured equal rights cookie, others disagreed with Oreo's tolerant stance, some even threatening a biscuit-boycott.
    "This is absolutely disgusting," opined Desean Washington. "Your attempt to 'normalize' the behaviour of homosexuals has cost you a customer."
    Steven Osoria was another to express displeasure with the post, which provoked such a violent response that he had decided he was "never eating an oreo ever again".
    Facebook user Steve Permar, whose interests on the site include "Sarah Palin" and "I Love Jesus", posted: "Guess I won't be buying oreo's [sic] anymore", while Mike Wirth declared the Oreo post was evidence of "more homosexuality shoved down our throats".

    Oreo, which Adweek describes as one of the most successful brands on Facebook, has some 26m fans on the social networking website, with 145,000 liking the pride post.
    As the comments descended into a bakery-product civil war on Tuesday morning, the majority of posters were supportive of the chocolate-flavoured sandwich cookie.
    "Way to go Oreo!" wrote Christopher Kahle. "You used to be able to tell how much guts a brand had by their advertising, today we get to see it with their compassion."
    "Thank you Oreo, thank you!" gushed Megan Amanda Duran.
    Oreo is manufactured by food giant Kraft, a detail not lost on one Tumblr wag, who promptly posted all the Kraft products that a truly principled Oreo-boycott should include – a veritable diabetes wish-list which includes Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Cool Whip and Tombstone Pizza.

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    All I can think is how much I want to eat that rainbow cookie.
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    I was compelled to "like" their rainbow cookie post to help counter the stupid.

    Link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...8944652&type=1

    George Takei's take: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...2828349&type=1
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    I'd like to see them hit a million likes. At least.
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    boy will they be pissed when they open a bag of Skittles.
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    They just need to realize that they don't have to taste the rainbow, just don't hate the rainbow.
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    Too bad that is not on the market-I would have purchased and eaten one.
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    One more reason to love Oreos. And buy even more.
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    I doubt Oreos is in much danger. Most of those bozos will be snapping them up in two weeks.
    Don't know if I would actually eat one, but they sure look perky!
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    I didn't see anything on their website about how they were specifically supporting rights (not that I looked that hard), but even if it is just a marketing ploy, it shows how times have changed.

    I'm surprised those intolerant arses even accepted the brand before, considering what "oreo" symbolizes in terms of race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    I doubt Oreos is in much danger. Most of those bozos will be snapping them up in two weeks.
    Don't know if I would actually eat one, but they sure look perky!
    They may just switch to Hydrox, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post
    They may just switch to Hydrox, no?
    Never!
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    OH please it's just a ploy for straight people to pat themselves on the back, at least that's what these insufferable morons think:
    ONTD_Political - Rainbow-Stuffed Oreo Cookie Image Sparks Boycott
    :rolleyes

    No but seriously if some homophobes want to boycott cookies for supporting gay pride then let em. Hopefully more foods will support gay pride so these bigots can starve themselves to death.
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    More oreos for me. Thanks, boycotters!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Authority View Post
    OH please it's just a ploy for straight people to pat themselves on the back, at least that's what these insufferable morons think:
    ONTD_Political - Rainbow-Stuffed Oreo Cookie Image Sparks Boycott
    :rolleyes

    No but seriously if some homophobes want to boycott cookies for supporting gay pride then let em. Hopefully more foods will support gay pride so these bigots can starve themselves to death.
    The Bible belt will be so thin!!!!!
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