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"?
It’s basically a gay site, Wonkette. So, if you diss Wonkette, you are ipso facto a gay basher. Get it? These people are craaaaaaaaaaaaaazzy.
Johnson&Johnson should pull, too. There are boatloads of companies under that umbrella.
GOD BLESS TRIG!
Wait, if you dont like people writing hateful things about disabled children you are homophobic? Where is the logic in that?Never been to the site and never will go but my guess is that it's run by fags so if you criticize anything they say -- no matter how right you are in your criticism -- then you're homophobic.
Just a guess on my part. I have no freaking idea what goes on in the mind of a faggot leftist.
Or Tina Fey.
Excellent. The time for ignoring these vile creatures is over. It was one of the most despicable, depraved pieces that I’ve read. I just wish I had a few minutes alone with the creature that wrote this.
That's one of the most convoluted titles I've ever seen.
I saw this yesterday. And I just visited again. All the libtards comments are gone (there were over 200 vile comments), as well as the author’s name.
trying to remember what county in NH (you) ... I hope to be helping out in Cheshire.
Removed the comments and the author’s name? What a bunch of cowards. The author was a guy that writes for the Onion. If he had any backbone, he would stand behind his work.
Wonkette bitches about others being “homophobic” while it flaunts its phobia against the physically disabled.
Oh, good then, let me be among the first to criticize Wonkette. Bunch of pukes over there.
Thanks very much for everything you are doing, PA Engineer! These vicious haters are in for the kill They’re violent and dangerous. We pray and we fight, on our ground and within our rules. They shall not prevail.
hoosiermama asked if there’s a list of all their advertizers [if you know]?
May God bless you both and your families and May God bless and protect our Sarah Palin and her precious family.
Game On! Fight Like A Girl!
Even Kirsten Powers and Alan Colmes are speaking out against this. They should shut the damn site down. They are nothing but cockroaches. They can’t even stand up and defend their own crap, so they are removing them. Well we have the screenshots so they are out of luck. Dumb ass liberal idiots
The author of the piece is named Jack Steuf.
I didn’t want to read the comments - having a weak stomach - but I’m annoyed that they were removed by the slimey editors over there. Real courage! Sorta like that Cloward woman who ran and hide under her walker when she was exposed as a quasi-terrorist.
You can find some advertisers in this thread:
He graduated from Georgetown University, worked on the The Georgetown Heckler, The Onion and finally the Wonkette. Here is a searing article about Stuef's sick humor from an article he wrote in the Wonkette back in October of 2010:
Stuef mocks a New Hampshire couple who had their newborn daughter taken away by the Department of Child and Youth Services. Why did Stuef mock this couple? Because they were "Teabaggers," writing,
"Just when Teabagger parents thought they could have as many poor welfare children as they wanted, the big scary government child services came in and decided it could TAKE AWAY THEIR CHILDREN just because they are members of a Teabagger group that wants to protect the Constitution (with guns)."
Stuef's writing about the couple is total sarcasm hidden in words to make you think he is on the couple's side. Here is the link to Stuef's Wonkette article:
Somehow the link to Stuef’s article did not show up. Here it is:
State Farm, Gladiatorstocks.com, ARALifestyle.com, Chipotle Mexican Grill and The Ad Council had multiple advertisements on the page. I saved it as a Safari Web Archive and PDF.
What in the hell is the AD COUNCIL anyway? Every time I hear it, which it seems is all the time in the ‘brought to you by....’ segments of whatever, I get chilled. It’s seems so ‘Hal’ like.
Dodge is Chrysler - is the government - is Obama.
Obama doesn’t care about a disadvantaged cracker baby. The fact that he’s Sarah’s child, makes him care even less.
It’s just the kind of man (and I use that term loosely) he is.
Celebrity Cruise had an ad on the page when I checked. I sent them the link.
Here’s the list of Wonkette’s advertisers:
* Celebrity X Cruises
* Fed Ex
* Reliant Energy
* Jack in the Box (say it isn’t so, Jack)
* Constant Contact
* Starkist Charlie
* Betty Crocker
* Dunkin Donuts
* Coca Cola
* Ann Taylor
* Coldwell Banker
* Choice Hotels
* Dish Network
[via Jersey-Texan blog http://bit.ly/fu6Fg8 ]
btw - First time customer tonight at Papa John’s Pizza. Drove 11 miles out of my way. Delicious. And I told the manager why I was there.
I normally don’t go to Papa John’s...but I’ve seen the error of my ways, and will be eating there a lot more often! Thanks PJ for being real Americans!
For these guys, it’s OK to demean and make fun of a disabled child, but they want to add a course against bullying to the school curriculum.
Dang! To think of all the ammo I’ve got just sitting there in limbo...
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