Skip to comments.Papa John's, Huggies Pull Ads From Wonkette After Palin Post-Boycott After 'Tribute' Mocks Trig
Posted on 04/20/2011 4:23:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Know what doesn't go over well with advertisers? Making fun of disabled children.
On April 18, political blog Wonkette published a post titled "Greatest Living American: A Children's Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday" (none of which we will quote here). Trig, for those who don't remember, is Sarah Palin's youngest son, who has Down Syndrome. The initial response to this "celebration" of Trig's birthday was limited to comments getting in on the action, contributing the sort of jokes that would make Gilbert Gottfried proud.
But then, according to Slate's David Weigel, conservative bloggers stumbled across it and the outcry started. It quickly spread across political lines as people of all stripes (or claiming to be) declared the post beyond tasteless and started demanding that advertisers pull ads.
So far, the Twitter presences for both Papa John's and Huggies have decried the post. According to the Papa John's tweet, the company will make sure its ads won't run on Wonkette in the future. Huggies went so far as to tweet, "All -- We do not support the @Wonkette story & have taken action 2 pull r ads, effective immediately. TY 4 bringing this issue to r att'n!"
Wonkette, which did not respond to an email requesting comment, responded on Twitter by calling Papa John's "homophobic" and tweeting "Boycott Papa Johns, spread the word! (Your waistline, heart and tastebuds will thank you.)"
Bravo!!! These people are insane picking on a child, autistic or not.
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The initial response to this “celebration” of Trig’s birthday was limited to comments getting in on the action, contributing the sort of jokes that would make Gilbert Gottfried proud.
Or Kathy Griffin. Or David Letterman.
Dodge Ram advertises on Wonkette.com.
Someone should start a campaign asking them to discontinue their support of the site.
You can stop there and have a perfect understanding of the problem.
Wait, if you don’t like people writing hateful things about disabled children you are homophobic? Where is the logic in that?
Why are ANY of these companies advertising on a whacko site like that. I’m glad they are removing their ads but seriously, I had no idea these companies are even putting ads on that site..do they really need looney tunes to buy their products THAT badly
Had Papa Johns pizza tonight for the first time! WOW! It's actually really good....who knew? And that cinnamon thing...was gonna save it for later---lol, oh sure.
Wait...what? Now they're saying that Trig is gay..? Not that there's anything wrong with that...
From last night’s thread...
“All the GOP would need to do it buy the commercial time and run (edited for language) commercials of these comments, one after the other, on TV, radio and as you tube ads. Just run them without comment. At the end, show a splash screen saying Brought to you by liberal posters on liberal websites across the net. You have a choice coming in 2012. Make the right one.
Simple and cheap to make. Plus, they can hardly argue their own comments. They are there for all to see. Make the left defend them.”
Good News! Serves those unhinged haters right!
So many good folks stood up for Sarah & Trig today! Awesome!
I’m not sure what they’re saying, it makes no sense. Are they saying gay people have Down Syndrome? I’m really confused. I don’t know, I posted the article on FB. Maybe someone will explain it to me...
No point in trying to understand it. Just more liberal lashing out because in their minds, they are supposed to be free to trash anyone without repercussion. Ergo they spout anything to degrade anyone they disagree with.
Many things would be different if only Wonkette were logical.
Thanks for posting ...perhaps there are some good people left in this world ...
You honestly cannot sink any lower than to mock a mentally retarded child. You simply cannot. Those are the depths to which liberals like the disgusting pile of squeeze Kathy Griffin sinks.
I wouldn’t want the GOP or a campaign’s fingerprints on something like that. It has to be more Swiftboat in nature by an independent group, or the Tea Party or some such.
That works as well. Trump could take a crack at it or the Koch Bros (for a bucks-up campaign. Even regular joes on personal web pages, facebook etc. Tea Party would be perfect for spreading it far and wide during rallies, meetings too.
Doesn’t matter who as much as that regular people see for themselves what it is that the leftists really think and say.
You do realize that "logic" and "liberal" go together like "garlic" and "vampire"?
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