Gay Oreo cookies do not appeal to The
Young Turk's Cenk Uygur, who said they look “too sweet.”
A photo of a rainbow themed Oreo cookie
to support Gay Pride on the brand's Facebook page on Monday went
The simple message of support includes
a chocolate Oreo cookie filled with six layers of rainbow-colored
icing along with the caption, “June 25 | PRIDE.”
Some Oreo Facebook fans criticized the
brand and parent company Kraft Foods, Inc, the world's third largest
food and beverage company by revenue.
“I'm never eating Oreos again. This
is disgusting,” wrote a supposed former fan.
“Unliking page and the rest of the
'kraft' family products,” wrote another. “I will not support a
company with these views.”
A supporter wrote: “Oreos, keep
supporting what you want to. Don't let religious nuts stop you from
making this world better. You have a lot more respect from me.”
In discussing the controversy, Uygur
told co-host Ana Kasparian that the cookie looks “too sweet.”
“I'm not sure it looks delicious.
I'm not into the blue and the purple. It doesn't look yummy to me,”
he said with a nod of his head.
Uygur added that he would have thought
that conservative would like the gay Oreo because it signals where
the market is headed.
“I thought the conservatives were in
favor of the free market, right? So, if the free market says it's
rainbow-colored Oreo cookies, you guys should be ecstatic.” (The
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