Gay Pride Oreo Gets Plenty of Friends (and a Few Foes)
Forget double- or triple-stuffed: this Oreo is sextuple stuffed — and it’s creating waves.
As ABC News reports, the makers of America’s most famous sandwich cooked posted this Photoshopped image of an Oreo stuffed high with six rainbow-hued layers of icing on its Facebook page for Pride Day on June 25, with the words “Proudly support love!”
Now, around 190,000 people have “liked” the photo, more than 56,000 have shared it and more than 28,000 comments have been posted.
Most of the comments have cheered the cookie-maker’s support of the gay community, but others call for an Oreo boycott.
“Disgusted with oreos,” one commenter writes. “Being gay is an abmonitation in GOd’s eyes i wont be buying them anymore.”
Basil Maglaris, a spokeswoman for Kraft Foods, the parent company of Oreo, tells ABC in an email that (sadly) the rainbow cookie won’t be hitting stores, but was simply created for a “series of daily ads reflecting current events in a fun way using images of OREO cookies and milk.”
(FYI, the network reports another cute Facebook ad in the campaign — launched to honor Oreo’s 100th birthday — puts a spin on the summer hit “Call Me Maybe,” with the words: “I just met you and this is crazy, but here’s some milk so dunk me maybe.”)
“We are excited to illustrate what is making history today in a fun and playful way,” Maglaris tells ABC. “As a company, Kraft Foods has a proud history of celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We feel the OREO ad is a fun reflection of our values.”
And we agree with the commenter who tells the would-be Oreo boycotters it’s their loss: “More for the rest of us. I love me some double stuff oreos!!!”
Now, who can we speak to about getting those sextuple stuffs on the market …
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