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I don’t generally buy coke products, but I cancelled my Visa credit card yesterday and told them it was because of their sponsorship of the Olympics in Russia.
“Positive Impact”. Probably referring to their bottom line.
Chugging down on a huge glass of diet Pepsi as I read this.
I disdain CocaCola for the simple fact that a bottle of Coke is cheaper than a bottle of Dasani in third world nations. In a nation without fresh water, they price gouge on fresh water over liquid crap.
Why support a company that elevates prices of a requirement of life in third world countries when said company could take a slight hit and provide clean water to people who, without it, have no access to any clean water source?
I support the concept of not boycotting them. Boycotts are largely ineffective. It’s better to be there and make a statement.
I’d love to see coke release a ‘rainbow’ can for the olympics. I know they won’t do it, but it’d be awesome if they did. Hell, it doesn’t even have to be a full rainbow can, but include a small rainbow on the can.
Again, I know it will never happen, but this should happen, much like athletes wearing rainbow pin.
FUCK THE IOC who threatens to revoked their medals for being pro-gay.
The boycotts seem to have some success as Russia’s PR has been working overtime to convince the West that they don’t. (Why work so hard to convince people they don’t, if they do in fact don’t)
Coke has nothing to lose by distributing a Pro-gay commercial or a pro-gay Cola can.
Greedy Russia will NOT refuse their money. They definitely won’t attack such a large corporation that has interests in Russia, and Russians are just as addicted to Cola as Americans are.
So while I don’t blame them for looking after their financial interests, they, as well as many other powerful corporations in America, really are in the position to make a statement.
They don’t have to boycott, but they can send a powerful message to the world that many of us regular citizens simply cannot.
a positive impact for who? the share holders? this is going to be a pr nightmare, the ad execs aren’t going to be happy. supporting a country that is taking away human rights is not a good thing.
coca-cola might as well get a cgi version of hitler to run there next ad campaign.
Because of all the negative Press and Boycott talk against Russia Armenia DID NOT implement similar anti-gay laws that it was going to put in place.
As for Coke, fine, I’ll Drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper, no loss there if they are going to support those bigots.
Here is a list of all the companies owned by Coca Cola, that I can find, in the United States.
Aquapure, Bacardi mixers, Barq’s, Barrilltos, Dannon, Dasani, Evian, Fanta, Five Alive, Fresca, Fruitopia, Galceau waters, McCafe, Minute Maid, Nestea, Odwalla, Pibb, Powerade, Red Flash, Simply Orange, Sprite, Tab. May be more, but that’s what I found.
I’ll keep drinking Hansens, thanks. Corn syrup is poison.
Team Dr Pepper
@Shadeaux: @Cam: You know that Dr. Pepper is a Coca Cola company, right?
More shameless opportunism by a major corporation. Who’d have thought?! This is exactly what happens when we shield private entities from any kind of meaningful accountability and give them the rights of natural people – private tyranny that is unaccountable to the people, let alone the very people who labor in the service of the corporation (save the corporate elite, of course).
In any event, I prefer Slurm Classic.
LOL! I did not…..ok, just Pepsi. Thank you!!
@Chris: Pepsi is too sweet and not enough carbonation. It essentially tastes like shit. I prefer Faygo cola if it is available in your area.
I find it awfully funny when people come over and say they are having a Pepsi instead. You are aware of Pepsico’s sponsorship of anti gay groups in Uganda? Think on!
@marc sfe: And of course you boycott Pepsi due to the sponsoring of anti gay groups in Uganda?!
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