Miss Letting-Go-Getting

Please Boycott Heinz!
July 5, 2008, 3:40 pm
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My dear friend has started a campaign against Heinz due to the removal of this British commercial based on a ridiculously small number of customer complaints:

After 200 complaints (and some allegedly posthumous crowing by the American Family Association, whose aim is to promote bigotry under the guise of “values”) Heinz has pulled an ad for its Deli Mayo featuring two men “kissing” from the UK airwaves.

Some may call this a manufactured controversy – that Heinz knew that this would cause such a stir, except there’s nothing controversial about it. It’s two men who have a very brief smack on the lips. English broadcast TV, no slouch in the swearing and nudity department, finds THIS so offensive that it has to be pulled? In the year 2008?

If it’s a created controversy, so be it. It’s still an insult to gay people everywhere.

Bill O’Reilly – that paragon of moral virtue -taking credit for helping to get this scourge of an ad off the British airwaves within a week of its first airing, couldn’t have said it better when he said “You don’t put on a commercial that is number going to offend millions of people, because” and this is where he scrunches up his face in an EW GROSS manner, “they don’t want to see that!”

And there you have it, ladies and gentleman! People don’t want to see that because at the end of the day, demonstrative displays of homosexuality (particularly MALE homosexuality) just icks them out, even the benign displays found in this ad. And mayonnaise should really just be for one man and one woman. And it’s high time we do something about people using mayonnaise in a way god didn’t intend.

Gay men gross people out so much that even a kiss between men pretty much devoid of any sexuality can’t even exist as a joke in a mayonnaise commercial. This is how far we’ve come?

That said, I urge all of you to boycott Heinz and all of its subsidiaries until they issue a public apology to the gay community for their cowardly, pandering act. Some – not all – of Heinz’s products include the following:

Heinz Ketchup
Heinz 57
HP Sauces and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
Jack Daniel’s Sauces and Marinades
Mr Yoshida’s Fine Sauces
Ore-Ida products
Deli Mex
Bagel Bites
TGI Fridays supermarket items
Wyler’s Bouillon
Weight Watchers frozen items
Boston Market supermarket items
Classico Pasta Sauce

This list is by no means comprehensive, but once I have the website up and running I’ll try to keep it as up to date as possible.

You can contact the US division of Heinz at (800) 255-5750 and let then know what you think.

I guess this means I have to get rid of:

Oh and also, here’s another little gem from our genius friends at the American Family Association.

Now go throw out your Heinz products!


Miss LGG


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