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Tommy123
28-06-12, 00:47
http://www.suntimes.com/news/roeper/13423175-452/oreos-pride-does-not-get-love.html

Original advertisement
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m68sgoixsb1r5zqhfo1_500.jpg
Backlash
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6aog2kJTd1r7w4eyo1_500.jpg

Later that day Oreo responded with this message.
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m67j4qn7dN1qzfnfmo1_500.jpg

larafan25
28-06-12, 00:51
Is this for real?

That's one funny-ass advertisement.

Larua croft
28-06-12, 00:53
I dont understand why we need things like black pride or gay pride. you should be proud of something you have achieved.

larafan25
28-06-12, 00:54
I dont understand why we need things like black pride or gay pride.


This answers this...

you should be proud of something you have achieved.

xLara_Nathanx
28-06-12, 01:01
Now there is another reason to love Oreos. Pressed homophobes were always pressed. What's new, lol.

Love2Raid
28-06-12, 01:03
*made with creme colours that do not exist*
So this delicious looking cookie will not available? :(
That's it, I'm boycotting them. :mad:

Tommy123
28-06-12, 01:03
I just find this shocking tbh that people still feel THAT disgusted with homosexuality.

Yes when i was younger i got bullied but as we all grew up they all became accepting (and came out later themselves ironically). But since then i have never met anyone who didn't support gays. Even the churches here help put up the gay pride festivals.

larafan25
28-06-12, 01:06
I'm bothered by the fact that it's the same layer of icing used over and over again, just recoloured. >_>

Tommy123
28-06-12, 01:08
I'm bothered by the fact that it's the same layer of icing used over and over again, just recoloured. >_>

just imagine the chemicals they put in that to make it multi colored.

larafan25
28-06-12, 01:09
just imagine the chemicals they put in that to make it multi colored.

A mouse and some photoshop.

jajay119
28-06-12, 01:11
This answers this...
Since when was being black or gay an acheivement? Or something that was earned? I was born gay I didn't work my ass of to become gay. Come on now.

I just find this shocking tbh that people still feel THAT disgusted with homosexuality.

Yes when i was younger i got bullied but as we all grew up they all became accepting (and came out later themselves ironically). But since then i have never met anyone who didn't support gays. Even the churches here help put up the gay pride festivals.

I saw this earlier and I was shocked at the amount of hatred people were showing for gay couples in this day and age, but it's them I feel sorry for really. To have to live with so much hatred in your heart must be a very horrible life to live.

larafan25
28-06-12, 01:13
Since when was being black or gay an acheivement? Or something that was earned? I was born gay I didn't work my ass of to become gay. Come on now.





Yall up in hur thynk outchur ass.

The movement is the achievement, the progression of overcoming the prejudice.

jajay119
28-06-12, 01:16
Yall up in hur thynk outchur ass.

The movement is the achievement, the progression of overcoming the prejudice.
I couldn't understand a word of that first sentence.

Then why not say that? The homosexual equality movement and being gay are two completely different things.

Love2Raid
28-06-12, 01:19
I just find this shocking tbh that people still feel THAT disgusted with homosexuality.

Yes when i was younger i got bullied but as we all grew up they all became accepting (and came out later themselves ironically). But since then i have never met anyone who didn't support gays. Even the churches here help put up the gay pride festivals.
Online is when people can show their true fa(e)ces. Nobody will know who they are, after all.

Whoa, wait... those haters posted with their Facebook thingy. You can see their full name. O_o
Let's hunt them down!

larafan25
28-06-12, 01:20
^Faeces? D:

I couldn't understand a word of that first sentence.

Then why not say that? The homosexual equality movement and being gay are two completely different things.

Someone said they didn't understand gay pride or black pride, I said the answer was being proud of something you have achieved.

Gay pride is an achievement, the same with the black movement.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=6288393&postcount=4

You questioned my logic, but my logic wasn't that it's pride about simply being gay.

Though there is an immense amount of pride to be had in simply being, and if that is gay, or straight, or black, or whatever, it shows pride to be fine with those aspects of yourself in a world where there is shame attached to something.

jajay119
28-06-12, 01:21
^Faeces? D:



Someone said they didn't understand gay pride or black pride, I said the answer was being proud of something you have achieved.

Gay pride is an achievement, the same with the black movement.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=6288393&postcount=4

You questioned my logic, but my logic wasn't that it's pride about simply being gay.

Though there is an immense amount of pride to be had in simply being, and if that is gay, or straight, or black, or whatever, it shows pride to be fine with those aspects of yourself in a world where there is shame attached to something.


Ah Ok I get it now, I think some meaning must have gotten lost throughout the posts. Sorry.

Tear
28-06-12, 01:22
I bet most of those people who were "disgusted" are religious fanatics and actually think they'll get into 'Heaven'.:vlol: :rolleyes:

Yeah, think again!:tmb:

Larua croft
28-06-12, 01:22
^Faeces? D:



Someone said they didn't understand gay pride or black pride, I said the answer was being proud of something you have achieved.

Gay pride is an achievement, the same with the black movement.

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=6288393&postcount=4

You questioned my logic, but my logic wasn't that it's pride about simply being gay.

Though there is an immense amount of pride to be had in simply being, and if that is gay, or straight, or black, or whatever, it shows pride to be fine with those aspects of yourself in a world where there is shame attached to something.

You cant compare the gay rights moment to the black moment. We havent been through half the **** that blacks had to go through.

Love2Raid
28-06-12, 01:23
^Faeces? D:


Yes, their ****ty faces. XD

larafan25
28-06-12, 01:24
O I C.

You cant compare the gay rights moment to the black moment. We havent been through half the **** that blacks had to go through.

Just because something isn't exactly the same or of such great magnitude (whether they are similar in this respect or not,. I don't know) doesn't mean they aren't comparable.

I think both deal with very similar themes.

Larua croft
28-06-12, 01:26
O I C.



Just because something isn't exactly the same or of such great magnitude (whether they are similar in this respect or not,. I don't know) doesn't mean they aren't comparable.

I think both deal with very similar themes.

I dont know just dont say that to any black person you will piss em off.

jajay119
28-06-12, 01:26
You cant compare the gay rights moment to the black moment. We havent been through half the **** that blacks had to go through.

No but we're still fighting for equality, and today I think we're fighting for equality much more than black people are now in the western world. Black [straight] people now have all the rights that white people do. Gay people do not have all the rights straight people do, and we have a way to go to fight for that. What you have said is like saying you cannot compare the Feminist movement to the black movement when the same applies. Sure the black movement shows the worst amount of suffering out of all three of the aforementioned discriminations. But today the gay movement is the least developed.

larafan25
28-06-12, 01:27
I dont know just dont say that to any black person you will piss em off.

Well I would never even be involved in an argument (at least now, not sure if I have been before) about which was worse for the people involved as it doesn't matter in a statistical sense. Neither situation is acceptable, they're both bad.

Though I do think it is important to notice when things are at their worst and question what is going on.

leglion
28-06-12, 01:28
It could be argued that gays have been going through something a little less intense for a longer period of time though. Racism as we know it today is fairly recent. Homophobia however, dates back way before that concept.

jajay119
28-06-12, 01:32
/\ I was hoping you would post leglion as I wanted you to prove that the prospect of comparing the gay movement to the black movement is not as outrageous as it has just been made out to be, which in your extremey rational post you did spectacularly :tmb:

Hairhelmet12
28-06-12, 01:51
LOL.

whatevs, more cookies for me! :jmp:

ShadyCroft
28-06-12, 01:52
This makes me happy because I do like Oreos. The less people to but it the more there is for me. :)

Stevo505
28-06-12, 01:53
Yes, agreed. More Oreos for us. Screw haters.

Larua croft
28-06-12, 01:56
Im going to eat some strawberry oreo's now.

leglion
28-06-12, 01:56
Im going to eat some strawberry oreo's now.

OH EM JESUS You got me cravin' them now. ~.~

Tombraiderx08
28-06-12, 01:57
Excellent. I'm going to go throw a gay oreo party :)

Zenx
28-06-12, 02:01
Loved it. I can actually see me eating a lot of these and feeling quite good about it. :D

Larua croft
28-06-12, 02:02
Excellent. I'm going to go throw a gay oreo party :)

Me too with shirtless men and topless woman :cln::cln::cln::cln:

Shark_Blade
28-06-12, 02:02
Screw haters.


*dips oreo into cool milk*

http://i.imgur.com/9xreL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OuBoG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pAtzT.jpg

Ikas90
28-06-12, 02:02
Humanity, you please me.

http://i49.************/1sjotx.jpg

leglion
28-06-12, 02:11
We should all go out and buy a big pack of oreos.

Miharu
28-06-12, 02:12
The funny thing is though, I think some of the 'haters' were just trolling...That or they're so stupid I refuse to believe they're being serious.

But yes, it's pleasing to know from the look of things more people are for, then against the Oreo pride thing. :tmb: Btw I mean some of the haters, not all.

ShadyCroft
28-06-12, 02:24
People can say whatever they wanna say. :) I no curr!

dream raider
28-06-12, 02:27
Lol, I thought people evolved. Clearly, not. :p

Ikas90
28-06-12, 02:29
Lol, I thought people evolved. Clearly, not. :p

I prefer to focus on the positive aspect of it. Look how many likes and support the page has gotten, simply out of the fact that bigotry was taking place (in minorities).

Miharu
28-06-12, 02:31
I prefer to focus on the positive aspect of it. Look how many likes and support the page has gotten, simply out of the fact that bigotry was taking place (in minorities).

Yeah, I mean the more positive comments seemed to be liked on average about 30 people...Assuming it's not the same 30 people. :)

skylark1121
28-06-12, 02:33
This is ridiculous. :rolleyes:

If there's any reason to be upset, it's because we won't get to eat oreos with rainbow filling. ;__;

dream raider
28-06-12, 02:33
I prefer to focus on the positive aspect of it. Look how many likes and support the page has gotten, simply out of the fact that bigotry was taking place (in minorities).

True! But the hate is surprising.

Melonie Tomb Raider
28-06-12, 02:41
That cookie looks delicious!

interstellardave
28-06-12, 02:49
People get carried away these days, thinking that the internet is a proper sounding board for important issues. In most cases it isn't. Comments posted online in haste--and probably half just trolling--don't mean very much. People buy cookies in the real world--and if sales drop off (and I hardly think they will) then that will mean something.

kooky
28-06-12, 04:21
It is still hard to believe that people are bashing homosexuals even to this day. Mainly due to religious beliefs, people still have the bizarre idea that sexual orientation is a choice & all people are literally heterosexual... Since when was having feelings & desires for people of the same gender a choice? I'm like prove its a choice, oh wait you can't because you have no proof!

Spong
28-06-12, 07:23
I couldn't care less whether or not the company involved supports the gay pride, that's their choice and people will have to deal. The fact still remains that Oreos have always been disgusting, like eating cardboard and perfume-scented polystyrene.

Stevo505
28-06-12, 07:55
I couldn't care less whether or not the company involved supports the gay pride, that's their choice and people will have to deal. The fact still remains that Oreos have always been disgusting, like eating cardboard and perfume-scented polystyrene.

I think it's a nice gesture from the companies. What I don't understand is those who are shunning Oreos because of this. Apple and many other technology companies use... sweatshops, practically, to manufacture their products, but I don't see idiots shunning them just because of how they are produced.

RoxasKennedy
28-06-12, 08:58
I don't know what's worse; the bigots draining my faith in humanity, or the fact that I can't get those rainbow-colored Oreos. :/

!Lara Croft!
28-06-12, 09:19
Hmm... Cant say that Oreo looks to appealing to me. Not a fan of false colours.

A better statement to me would show a normal Oreo. Nothing unnatural, nothing fake. Just something that was always there and not paid attention to. :)

Spong
28-06-12, 09:24
A better statement to me would show a normal Oreo. Nothing unnatural, nothing fake. Just something that was always there and not paid attention to. :)

Subtle, clever, and the simple truth :tmb:

lara c. fan
28-06-12, 09:35
Nobody would get the meaning by looking at a picture of a normal Oreo, would they? :p

BinRaider
28-06-12, 09:49
Hmm... Cant say that Oreo looks to appealing to me. Not a fan of false colours.

A better statement to me would show a normal Oreo. Nothing unnatural, nothing fake. Just something that was always there and not paid attention to. :)

Let's not go too much into symbolism and everything. It's multicoloured to show all kinds of love and not just one.

And now there are gay Oreos!!!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmi1ssBYoU1qc5xzp.gif

Draco
28-06-12, 10:58
I have a lot of pride in being straight...

Now does it sound silly?

BinRaider
28-06-12, 11:06
I have a lot of pride in being straight...

Now does it sound silly?

You should be proud of being you so no.

But it's not pride out of being gay, it's pride out of the struggles that gays have faced just like black pride. I'm not 'proud' of being gay, i'm just proud of the people that made this world a more bearable place for me to live in.

Larua croft
28-06-12, 11:07
Im proud of being a woman and bisexual.

TRLegendLuver
28-06-12, 12:31
Because Oreo Cookies is support gay pride, people are flipping out? Gimme break. :rolleyes:

Vinkula
28-06-12, 12:33
People are so dump... >_>

Larua croft
28-06-12, 13:28
The advertisement is made for complete sheeple - idiots who will whore themselves out to corporations simply because their advertising appeals to the viewers sense of moral self-righteousness. Nabisco does not give a **** about us.

just*raidin*tomb
28-06-12, 13:56
Haha, I love this. Ignorant people just need to open their eyes and keep their mouths shut. This uprise in being yourself and having pride in that is wonderful and I'm so glad to see that happening. :tmb: Everyone should be happy. Everyone should be equal.

Draco
28-06-12, 13:57
You should be proud of being you so no.

But it's not pride out of being gay, it's pride out of the struggles that gays have faced just like black pride. I'm not 'proud' of being gay, i'm just proud of the people that made this world a more bearable place for me to live in.

Touche

Too bad that isn't how it seems to everyone else.

xXhayleyroxXx
28-06-12, 13:58
Rainbow oreos *.* Want.

Tonyrobinson
28-06-12, 14:00
^ You're back! :jmp:

Weemanply109
28-06-12, 14:06
This is cute, but the backlash is pathetic.

Also, GAY PRIDE! My avatar is multicoloured, love is love, etc.

Love y'all. xoxo

Lara Croft!
28-06-12, 14:36
http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/337/781/a10.jpg

Phlip
28-06-12, 14:37
^That is ****ing epic!

Larapink
28-06-12, 14:42
I dont understand why we need things like black pride or gay pride.
Why does it bother you? *side-eyes* _
No harm with others embracing who they are.

Just do your own thing.

Spong
28-06-12, 14:43
Why does it bother you? *side-eyes* _
No harm with others embracing who they are.

Just do your own thing.

I wouldn't go saying that to a paedophile.

Larapink
28-06-12, 14:47
I wouldn't go saying that to a paedophile.
WTF, no one bought paedos into the equation.. _


Embracing who you are legally, not illegal criminals.

Weemanply109
28-06-12, 14:53
Spong, that is a... sensitive topic to bring up. Some might get wacky on yo ass for mentioning that in the LGBT related discussion.

You best put your armour on and prepare for battle, you won't get out of this alive, otherwise. :cool:

http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/337/781/a10.jpg

Oh lawd. :vlol:

Dennis's Mom
28-06-12, 18:41
It could be argued that gays have been going through something a little less intense for a longer period of time though. Racism as we know it today is fairly recent. Homophobia however, dates back way before that concept.

No, racism has been around ever since man first saw another man that looked different, sounded different or acted different. Human beings are most comfortable when exercising their herd instinct. It requires effort on our part to not be tribal.

The Oreo is a great idea, but all that frosting! Too much to really taste good.

Tommy123
28-06-12, 23:34
More gay snacks!


http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6cil9ord41rssrt4o3_250.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6cil9ord41rssrt4o2_250.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6cil9ord41rssrt4o1_500.jpg

BinRaider
28-06-12, 23:52
More gay snacks!


http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6cil9ord41rssrt4o3_250.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6cil9ord41rssrt4o2_250.jpg

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6cil9ord41rssrt4o1_500.jpg

Gay Doritos!! My day has instantly got better :hug:

I feel sorry for all the homophobes out there who are probably gonna die of starvation...

Stevo505
28-06-12, 23:55
Gay Doritos!! My day has instantly got better :hug:

I feel sorry for all the homophobes out there who are probably gonna die of starvation...

I don't.

trfanX34
28-06-12, 23:56
I feel sorry for all the homophobes out there who are probably gonna die of starvation...

lmao :vlol:

:}hello friend
29-06-12, 00:03
If people are really going to boycott this, then they might as well get off their computer because Microsoft and Apple support gay pride.

BinRaider
29-06-12, 00:09
If people are really going to boycott this, then they might as well get off their computer because Microsoft and Apple support gay pride.

If they were completely going to boycott everything affiliated with homosexuality they might as well lock themselves into some kind of solitary confinement unit tbh.

RoxasKennedy
29-06-12, 00:09
More gay snacks!

http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6cil9ord41rssrt4o1_500.jpg

It's all nice of Doritos to support Gay Pride and stuff, but those blue/purple Doritos look nasty. :/

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 00:24
No, racism has been around ever since man first saw another man that looked different, sounded different or acted different. Human beings are most comfortable when exercising their herd instinct. It requires effort on our part to not be tribal.

The Oreo is a great idea, but all that frosting! Too much to really taste good.Yeah exactly. Racism is relatively new? What the actual ****?

As for the thread topic, their loss I guess, but I doubt many people who already buy Oreos and say they will now boycott them will actually do so.

ShadyCroft
29-06-12, 01:07
but I doubt many people who already buy Oreos and say they will now boycott them will actually do so.


My thoughts exactly! Oh the many times Arabs tried boycotting American products cause they "support Israel". lmao! funny how everyone gave up cause, really, its just silly and futile.

lance6439
29-06-12, 04:42
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m68ui6rOFG1qzdimx.jpg
LMFAO
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m68ujqCdyg1qzdimx.jpg

matrix54
29-06-12, 04:47
I though of the best way too weed out the idiots, via BinRaider.

Make all food "gay". Even though it's food, and always will be (duh) it's probably a good way to get rid of them.

Let's make everything "gay". :mis:

robm_2007
29-06-12, 04:48
Yay for Oreos! But really, those cookies are so ****ing good! I would still buy them if they endorsed spousal abuse.

Draco
29-06-12, 04:48
Too bad they aren't boycotting air. Gay people breathe it too.

Hairhelmet12
29-06-12, 05:09
More gay snacks!


[IMG]http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6cil9ord41rssrt4o3_250.jpg[/IG]

[IMG]http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6cil9ord41rssrt4o2_250.jpg[/IG]

[IMG]http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss287/Tom501_2009/tumblr_m6cil9ord41rssrt4o1_500.jpg[/IG]

Omg! Are those real?

Tommy123
29-06-12, 06:15
Omg! Are those real?

i don't know probably not i think they're just for the add to show their support.

Melonie Tomb Raider
29-06-12, 06:17
Yay for Oreos! But really, those cookies are so ****ing good! I would still buy them if they endorsed spousal abuse.

ROFL!!! :vlol: :vlol:

Larua croft
29-06-12, 06:47
I want some gay oreo's they look the best out of all the other gay foods.

Caesum
29-06-12, 09:11
Let's make everything "gay". :mis:
Please nou! Make everything gay and we'll have another witches slaughter! Me want to live(not leave lol).:(

leglion
29-06-12, 09:38
No, racism has been around ever since man first saw another man that looked different, sounded different or acted different. Human beings are most comfortable when exercising their herd instinct. It requires effort on our part to not be tribal.

The Oreo is a great idea, but all that frosting! Too much to really taste good.

I said as we know it. As in the modern concept: Asian, African, European, Native American. That did not exist in the time of the Egyptians or greeks for example. In fact, The Greeks actually put Africans such as Ethiopians in a very good light and even labeled them as the most beautiful people in the world(which is something i agree with). The concept of the "sub saharan African" is a new new one. There were no such terms as jigga boo, porch monkey, tar baby, N*gger, Cracker, snow monkey, white devil etc. back then. That is new. And that's what the African Diaspora were fighting against.


Yeah exactly. Racism is relatively new? What the actual ****?

As for the thread topic, their loss I guess, but I doubt many people who already buy Oreos and say they will now boycott them will actually do so.
I said as we know it today.

Sorry if that's not organized well but I'm a bit sleepy.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 10:22
I said as we know it today.

Sorry if that's not organized well but I'm a bit sleepy.What do you mean "as we know it today"? It's still racism, which has always been around.

leglion
29-06-12, 10:26
What do you mean "as we know it today"? It's still racism, which has always been around.

Still racism, but a different concept of racism. It's this concept that is younger than homophobia.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 10:34
Still racism, but a different concept of racism. It's this concept that is younger than homophobia.What concept of racism? Racism is racism - being prejudiced against someone because of their race. This has been around just as long as homophobia.

leglion
29-06-12, 10:36
What concept of racism? Racism is racism - being prejudiced against someone because of their race. This has been around just as long as homophobia.

And what does that have to do with anything i said? It contradicts absolutely nothing. I was originally talking about one specific concept of racism. The one I'm talking about is the one black people have been fighting against. All other ones are irrelevant to the discussion. No reason to bring it up unless you like to argue tbh.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 10:53
And what does that have to do with anything i said? It contradicts absolutely nothing. I was originally talking about one specific concept of racism. The one I'm talking about is the one black people have been fighting against. All other ones are irrelevant to the discussion. No reason to bring it up unless you like to argue tbh.Racism is racism...

leglion
29-06-12, 10:55
Racism is racism...

Not true. It can be differentiated by categorization of races and the ideology. There are differences in racism in different tiem periods so racism is not just racism, there are different concepts.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 10:57
Not true. It can be differentiated by categorization of races and the ideology. There are differences in racism in different tiem periods so racism is not just racism, there are different concepts.And what have all these "concepts" got in common? They're all forms of racism.

I really don't know where you're going with this. Racism has been around since the beginning. Who cares about the "concepts"? It's all racism and it's all bad.

leglion
29-06-12, 10:59
And what have all these "concepts" got in common? They're all forms of racism.

I really don't know where you're going with this. Racism has been around since the beginning. Who cares about the "concepts"? It's all racism and it's all bad.

But they all have differences despite having a similarity. And racism against this specific ethnic group did not exist since then.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 11:01
But they all have differences despite having a similarity. And racism against this specific ethnic group did not exist since then.How do you know?

robm_2007
29-06-12, 11:02
I think the chocolate-creme Oreos are the best.

leglion
29-06-12, 11:05
How do you know?

Because there was no concept of the "Sub-Saharan African"

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 11:07
Because there was no concept of the "Sub-Saharan African"So? Doesn't mean they weren't discriminated against because of their race.

leglion
29-06-12, 11:10
So? Doesn't mean they weren't discriminated against because of their race.

You can't discriminate against a race that does not exist. If you wish to continue then make a topic about the matter.

robm_2007
29-06-12, 11:14
People have been discriminating others since forever. Whether it be due to skin color, religion, gender, sexuality, social status, etc.

There was never a time where we all just got along.

leglion
29-06-12, 11:15
People have been discriminating others since forever. Whether it be due to skin color, religion, gender, sexuality, social status, etc.

There was never a time where we all just got along.

People have not been discriminating Sub Saharan Africans as a group though. That only started around the time of European colonization and it was that concept of racism that was originally referenced.

robm_2007
29-06-12, 11:21
I was speaking generally. I don't even know why sub-Saharans were even brought up. This was a thread about gays, then racism, then it got too specific about racist varieties and its historical importance to the airline industry.

leglion
29-06-12, 11:22
I was speaking generally. I don't even know why sub-Saharans were even brought up. This was a thread about gays, then racism, then it got too specific about racist varieties and its historical importance to the airline industry.

Oh well we got into an argument about which struggle was older.

Anyway, I don't think it matters much that a minuscule amount of people decided to boycott who aren't even gonna boycott. More people are in support of it than against it by a longshot judging by the raise in likes on the oreo facebook page so why are we giving these people the time of day? I mean the boycott page has like what? 12 likes?

Dennis's Mom
29-06-12, 12:37
People have not been discriminating Sub Saharan Africans as a group though. That only started around the time of European colonization and it was that concept of racism that was originally referenced.

LOL. You mean it started about the time these groups started bumping up against each other and competing for resources.

Hello? How can you discriminate against a group you're not interacting with?

leglion
29-06-12, 12:41
LOL. You mean it started about the time these groups started bumping up against each other and competing for resources.

Hello? How can you discriminate against a group you're not interacting with?

Yes. You wouldn't find a single concept of "sub-Saharan Africa" in any ancient manuscripts.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 12:51
People have been discriminating others since forever. Whether it be due to skin color, religion, gender, sexuality, social status, etc.

There was never a time where we all just got along.Shame some people seem to be missing this poit.

Yes. You wouldn't find a single concept of "sub-Saharan Africa" in any ancient manuscripts.Right, where are you going with this?

Racism in some form has always been around. Homophobia has always been around in some form. They're both bad. What else is there to say on the matter?

Larua croft
29-06-12, 12:53
Racism in some form has always been around. Homophobia has always been around in some form. They're both bad. What else is there to say on the matter?

/end of thread,

Legend of Lara
29-06-12, 13:02
Why are those people acting as if Oreo cookies killed their pet and burned down their house? This is ridiculous.

leglion
29-06-12, 13:02
Shame some people seem to be missing this poit.

Right, where are you going with this?

Racism in some form has always been around. Homophobia has always been around in some form. They're both bad. What else is there to say on the matter?

Go back and read and you'll understand.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 13:04
Go back and read and you'll understand.I already do understand. You're arguing that one particular concept of racism is newer than homophobia. Now I don't actually know whether this is true or not but at the end of the day who cares? Racism as a whole has always been around just like homophobia.

leglion
29-06-12, 13:08
I already do understand. You're arguing that one particular concept of racism is newer than homophobia. Now I don't actually know whether this is true or not but at the end of the day who cares? Racism as a whole has always been around just like homophobia.

I don't know. Apparently the original people I was replying to.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 13:11
I don't know. Apparently the original people I was replying to.Who were you replying to?

Also, you do realize that racism as we know it today is more than just being prejudiced against people from sub-Saharan Africa? Racism as we know it today is racism as we've always known it - being prejudiced against someone because of their race/skin color. If you're black and are prejudiced against someone because they're white that's racism. If you're white and prejudiced against someone because they're Hispanic that's racism etc etc.

patriots88888
29-06-12, 13:25
I think the chocolate-creme Oreos are the best.

You win! Now let's reveal what's behind curtain #3 for your prize...































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leglion
29-06-12, 13:27
Who were you replying to?

Also, you do realize that racism as we know it today is more than just being prejudiced against people from sub-Saharan Africa? Racism as we know it today is racism as we've always known it - being prejudiced against someone because of their race/skin color. If you're black and are prejudiced against someone because they're white that's racism. If you're white and prejudiced against someone because they're Hispanic that's racism etc etc.

A whole bunch of people really. I was just giving my input on something that was already established.

Yes, that's why when i gave the example of the modern concept of racism i name multiple races other than black and white.

And funny how you raise that point about skin colour. Because for the most part, until recently racism was about culture, not skin colour. That's more of a black vs white thing.

And i was focusing on one specific aspect of modern day racism, the one that deals with the civil rights movement.

Weemanply109
29-06-12, 13:28
Why are those people acting as if Oreo cookies killed their pet and burned down their house? This is ridiculous.

Ikr? :vlol:

LNSNHGTDS
29-06-12, 13:50
Saw something about that on Tumblr.

Well, people are just being silly, they will always be, I don't think we can do something about it.

Larua croft
29-06-12, 14:24
If people wanna stop eating oreo's fine by me. At least there not talking about killing gays.

Admles
29-06-12, 14:31
So homophobes are boycotting oreos now?

Sweet, more oreos for me to eat!

BinRaider
29-06-12, 14:54
Leglion is right about the culture prejudices being older than skin colour prejudices. It used to be because they were considered 'savages' but it developed into skin colour.

This said it still doesn't matter. Sexism, Racism, Homophobia etc are all as bad as each other.

Carbon
29-06-12, 15:16
Since when was being black or gay an acheivement? Or something that was earned? I was born gay I didn't work my ass of to become gay. Come on now.



I saw this earlier and I was shocked at the amount of hatred people were showing for gay couples in this day and age, but it's them I feel sorry for really. To have to live with so much hatred in your heart must be a very horrible life to live.

Oh lord.

Alex Shepherd
29-06-12, 15:53
I LIKE OREO :D :D :D and it's gonna be very sweety :D

Legend of Lara
29-06-12, 16:01
Everyone likes Oreos, duh.

It's their loss, really.

They get no Oreos and everyone else gets lots of Oreos.

Ha.

peeves
29-06-12, 16:02
I only like the red, green, blue, and purple cream. The yellow and orange i don't like.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 16:10
A whole bunch of people really. I was just giving my input on something that was already established.

Yes, that's why when i gave the example of the modern concept of racism i name multiple races other than black and white.

And funny how you raise that point about skin colour. Because for the most part, until recently racism was about culture, not skin colour. That's more of a black vs white thing.

And i was focusing on one specific aspect of modern day racism, the one that deals with the civil rights movement.And I'm still failing to see you whole point. This one particular concept (whatever that is) may be relatively new but racism as a whole certainly isn't.

disapearing-boy
29-06-12, 17:08
I dont understand why we need things like black pride or gay pride. you should be proud of something you have achieved.

A few decades ago, gay people were severely discriminated against and it was illegal in most countries.

The gay people in the 60s/70s had to march on the streets to get recognition, and they had to prove in Court that being gay was not a mental disorder. You think gay rights happened because these people just sat at home?

They did achieve something. It's ignorant to say they didn't.

The parades are to celebrate these advancements... Unfortunately younger generations of gay people don't even realise the significance of the parade and it's just another excuse to party...

It also reinforces some negative stereotypes.. half naked men walking down the street isn't a good image for any group.:o

I don't think they're that necessary anymore but it's still fun to party I guess!

Poke Warrior
29-06-12, 19:20
They can stop eating Oreo for all I care.... It just means more for me :mis:

Larua croft
29-06-12, 19:58
They can stop eating Oreo for all I care.... It just means more for me :mis:

Same here.

leglion
29-06-12, 21:09
And I'm still failing to see you whole point. This one particular concept (whatever that is) may be relatively new but racism as a whole certainly isn't.

Someone raised the point that homophobia is older than modern racism yet the civils rights movement was far more progressive and black people today have the same rights as everyone else but gays on the other hand are still not allowed to marry among other things. That's the point. It really wasn't hard to figure out.

And no one said racism as a whole was new so whatever.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 21:33
Someone raised the point that homophobia is older than modern racism yet the civils rights movement was far more progressive and black people today have the same rights as everyone else but gays on the other hand are still not allowed to marry among other things. That's the point. It really wasn't hard to figure out.

And no one said racism as a whole was new so whatever.FFS what is "modern racism"? It's all racism.

I never said somebody said racism as a whole was new.

leglion
29-06-12, 21:37
FFS what is "modern racism"? It's all racism.

I never said somebody said racism as a whole was new.

You actually did by telling me it was not but whatever.

I already explained that to you also. I'm not going it over again.

Mad Tony
29-06-12, 22:28
You actually did by telling me it was not but whatever.

I already explained that to you also. I'm not going it over again.Please point out where I said that you said racism is new.

Tommy123
30-06-12, 08:36
Not fighting plz