Food manufacturer Kraft raised some eyebrows with a delicious looking rainbow-coloured Oreo with the caption “Proudly support love” to coincide with gay pride events in New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere on 25th June.
Since the company posted the image on it’s Facebook page, it has received 200,000 likes, with about 60,000 sharing the post and more than 30,000 commenting on it. Whilst the vast majority of the comments were in support of the company’s stance, there are a vocal minority of people who are trying to start a boycott of the biscuit with one user going as far as saying:
Disgusted with oreos. Being gay is an abomination in God’s eyes i wont be buying them anymore
Kraft are not the only company that has supported gay rights campaigns over the years, with many companies making their stances known on matters of civil and social rights. Ben & Jerry’s, a long supporter of gay rights, renamed their “Chubby Hubby” ice-cream flavour “Hubby Hubby” to celebrate gay marriage legalisation in their home state of Vermont, in the US, and here in the UK they have renamed their apple pie flavour “Apple-y Ever After” in support of gay marriage legislation. Who said cookies and ice-cream couldn’t be good for you?