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Honey Maid takes anti-gay backlash...and turns it into a message of love
Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2014 | Jonathan Block

Posted on 04/05/2014 1:58:58 PM PDT by Pinkbell

The makers of Honey Maid graham crackers have come up with a unique response to anti-gay backlash by some against its commercial featuring two gay dads and their family. They printed out the negative comments and turned them into a piece of art that spells out ‘Love.’

On March 10, Mondelez International, which manufactures the popular crackers under the Nabisco brand, launched its ‘This is Wholesome’ advertising campaign. The commercial features several different kinds of American families,including biracial and gay ones.

The commercial, which has more than 4.7 million hits on YouTube, starts off with the two dads huddled over their baby feeding a bottle. It then cuts to the two men walking. Following, that it features other families doing everyday things while enjoying Honey Maid crackers.

At the end of the 30-second spot, the two dads are again seen, this time in front of their house, posing with their baby and their other young son. A tagline accompanying the YouTube video reads, ‘No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will.’

Since the ad ran, the comments Mondelez has received have been overwhelmingly positive.

Honey Maid responds to anti-gay comments with new commercial

‘Beautiful commercial,’ one commenter wrote. ‘A family is a family no matter what. Awesome job, Honey Maid. This is what the world is, people will just have to accept that and open their minds to it. It's a wonderful thing. Love is love.’

However, the company did receive a fair share of negative comments.

‘Nothing like exploiting the gay community for some advertising and $,’ another person wrote. ‘Keep your advertising where it belongs.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 04/05/2014 1:58:58 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

A message of sodomy is not a message of love


2 posted on 04/05/2014 2:00:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Pinkbell

Shoulda spelled “sexual lust”.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 2:01:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Pinkbell
‘Beautiful commercial,’ one commenter wrote. ‘A family is a family no matter what.

So, he or she would have no problem if his/her partner had another wife or husband?

4 posted on 04/05/2014 2:01:21 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Pinkbell

a gaping holesome propaganda message targeted at 5-15 year olds

lil johnny will grow up thinking e-coli is a perfume for the ‘enlightened’ and ‘open minded’

what horsesh*t

call the company and tell them you won’t buy any of their products as long as they are endorsing the ‘folsom street fair’ lifestyle


5 posted on 04/05/2014 2:04:32 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Pinkbell

It’s such a special slap in the face of those that objected that it has reinforced my decision not to buy their product. Bravo Honey Gay, well played, NOT!


6 posted on 04/05/2014 2:06:27 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Pinkbell

This HAS to help their sales.

Makes one wonder what sort of genius is employed in their advertising department.

I guess they were after the traditional family market segment.


7 posted on 04/05/2014 2:06:56 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Pinkbell

Yeah, real “Wholesome”

Gay men concerned after LA meningitis deaths
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3141227/posts


8 posted on 04/05/2014 2:07:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pinkbell

Honey Maid is thrilled to support people with perversions that lead to early deaths, diseases, and an eternity of torment. “We love you so much. Please keep harming and killing yourselves. Who needs that homophobe God anyway?”


9 posted on 04/05/2014 2:07:44 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Pinkbell

The Reverend Sylvester Graham (July 5, 1794 – September 11, 1851) was an American dietary reformer, best known for his emphasis on vegetarianism, the temperance movement, and his invention of graham bread, graham flour and the graham cracker.

Graham was also inspired by the temperance movement and preached that a vegetarian diet was a cure for alcoholism, and, more importantly, sexual urges. The main thrust of his teachings was to curb lust. While alcohol had useful medicinal qualities, it should never be abused by social drinking. For Graham, an unhealthy diet stimulated excessive sexual desire which irritated the body and caused disease.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 2:08:29 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: x1stcav

Americans are too stupid to know what’s going on in their American Idiot world.

Starting to think Green Day was correct.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 2:09:10 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

How, pray, tell, was Green Day correct?


12 posted on 04/05/2014 2:10:42 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Pinkbell

Bet they can’t spell “God.”


13 posted on 04/05/2014 2:12:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: x1stcav
The reference to the song American Idiot.
14 posted on 04/05/2014 2:13:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Pinkbell

By the way. There’s nothing wholesome in buggery. They should look into it.


15 posted on 04/05/2014 2:14:06 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

But I bet they can spell “Gold”.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 2:15:01 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bicyclerepair

Uhh, Green Day is on the side of the turd burglars...

Well maybe I’m the faggot America.
I’m not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.


17 posted on 04/05/2014 2:15:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

Yes. Buggering is so pure and pristine.


18 posted on 04/05/2014 2:15:34 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Pinkbell

The backlash to the gay mafia’s propaganda campaign is going to be epic.


19 posted on 04/05/2014 2:15:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Pinkbell

This looks like a PR-seeking hoax. This cheaper cracker is carried by Walmart, but not by upscale grocers.. Guess they wanted some free internet publicity because they can’t afford TV ads.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 2:16:19 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Pinkbell
A family is a family no matter what.

Don Corleone would agree.

21 posted on 04/05/2014 2:18:55 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Pinkbell

Love the queer sinner

Hate the sin

(and catch AIDS)


22 posted on 04/05/2014 2:19:05 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: windsorknot

Don Corleone hated finocchios.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 2:21:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: windsorknot

I don’t think so.


24 posted on 04/05/2014 2:23:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Pinkbell

And when AIDS comes roaring back what will your “message” be then?


25 posted on 04/05/2014 2:25:29 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: OneWingedShark

Thanks. I’ll check it out. (Older generation poster, here.)(I think Green Day was after my interest in popular music waned.)


26 posted on 04/05/2014 2:28:24 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Pinkbell

Yes well let’s see how many graham crackers they eat. We love those but will find something else to snack on. I don’t want to eat gay crackers, can’t tell where they have been.


27 posted on 04/05/2014 2:30:21 PM PDT by Ramonne
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To: Pinkbell
I posted my opinion on the Honey Maid facebook page about this yesterday. I was direct and told them I would take one step to the left and reach for generics since they decided to inject themselves into social politics.

Withing 30 minutes, my facebook account was suspended. This was after I got like 25 nasty replies calling me names and threatening to do various things to me. This is how bad is has become. fortunately, I couldn't give a rats a$ about my facebook account, I only really use it for garbage like that and centralized logon. Point is, the left coast controls just about everything internet. You aren't even allowed an opposing opinion. Funny thing was, I never even said anything out of line, and the only thing I questioned was the wisdom of a large company purposefully alienating a very large portion of their customers. Didn't matter though, facebook suspended my account for some sort of policy violation that I didn't bother looking into. I'm sure it had something to do with making other people feel uncomfortable or some such BS...

28 posted on 04/05/2014 2:30:26 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Pinkbell

Maybe they can show one of the males visiting the oher male who’s in the hospital for any of a number of diseases contracted from unprotected anal sex. They can both be eating graham crackers and laughing while talking about the terminally sick male’s funeral arrangements.


29 posted on 04/05/2014 2:30:49 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: GeronL

Guess that innocent baby will just have to suffer with being fed formula, since there’s no chance those homosexual dads can nurse the kid. Everyone knows the benefits of mother’s milk are far superior to those of formula, so this child is being deprived already.


30 posted on 04/05/2014 2:30:51 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

The thought of eating a HoneyMaid graham cracker nauseates me.


31 posted on 04/05/2014 2:31:11 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: driftless2

BTTT


32 posted on 04/05/2014 2:33:20 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Pinkbell
Those are the only graham crackers I like, maybe Nabisco makes some slightly different ones I also like. Guess I have to ignore that gay dads stuff which is a turnoff. They are some percentage of market share. I won't boycott stuff I like but that second commercial was sappy.

Mondelez is a company that split off from Kraft Foods, thought they were more international. That happened in late 2012 I think. Mondelez stock has been running in the 30's while Kraft is about mid 50's (haven't looked for a few days).

33 posted on 04/05/2014 2:33:41 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Pinkbell

The garbage disposal works great on Honey Maid products! Try it!


34 posted on 04/05/2014 2:34:00 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Pinkbell; All
The makers of Honey Maid graham crackers Nabisco has come up with a unique response to anti-gay backlash by some against its commercial featuring two gay dads and their family.
35 posted on 04/05/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Pinkbell
At the end of the 30-second spot, the two dads are again seen, this time in front of their house, posing with their baby and their other young son. A tagline accompanying the YouTube video reads, ‘No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will.’

There is little that is "wholesome" about homosexual behavior.

The consequences of homosexual activity have significantly increased the cost of medical care to the population at-large. Costs of diagnosis and testing have increased. Because of the risk of cancer and other diseases, a simple sore throat could be instead be caused by a sexually transmitted disease. Hemorrhoids could be instead anal cancer, rectal gonorrhea, or rectal chlamydia. You will pay for those additional costs, not corrupt lawmakers and lawyers in black robes, or foolish people who believe that men and women are freely interchangeable as long as they are in "love."

The encoding into law perversion will adversely impact the culture resulting in the spread of AIDs and other STDs, the destruction of the family, and increased risk to the physical and mental health of the population, with attendant increases in cost of health care. What is wholesome about that?

36 posted on 04/05/2014 2:38:57 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Pinkbell

Honey Maid, for the man who masturbates inside other men’s $4!7holes.


37 posted on 04/05/2014 2:44:48 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Pinkbell
What can be more wholesome than this? . . .


38 posted on 04/05/2014 2:44:52 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You’re expecting backlash? I’m not. More of America is supporting the gay lifestyle and gay marriage. People who don’t support it, especially Christians, are attacked as homophobes, intolerant, being against love, and as the equivalent of 1950s era racists. People are buying in, and I’m sure some of it is due to fear, but there are no signs of a backlash.


39 posted on 04/05/2014 2:46:09 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: x1stcav

“How, pray, tell, was Green Day correct?”

I think that song refers to conservatives...


40 posted on 04/05/2014 2:48:03 PM PDT by rudabaga
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To: Pinkbell

"Did you say Honey Maids?"

"No, I said, Honey--AIDS!!"

41 posted on 04/05/2014 2:48:14 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Pinkbell

How do the 2 percenters warrant so much attention and successfully demand endorsement and promotion, well beyond mere acceptance.


42 posted on 04/05/2014 2:48:27 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: FunkyZero

I don’t use Facebook, but I would guess they reported your account. Maybe if enough people flag an account it is suspended. The gay community and its liberal allies are intolerant of any dissenting view, and they believe it’s okay because they are intolerant of intolerance.


43 posted on 04/05/2014 2:49:38 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: rudabaga

I’m going to check it out. After I’m done with the shrimp cocktails and garlic toast for dinner.

(Fair warning!)(I’m generational-challenged and have no idea who Green Day is.)(But, I’m willing to learn.)

Thanks,


44 posted on 04/05/2014 2:55:13 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav
(Fair warning!)(I’m generational-challenged and have no idea who Green Day is.)

You've probably heard their song "I Hope You Had the Time of Your Life" at every single High School Graduation ceremony you've ever been to.

45 posted on 04/05/2014 2:58:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pinkbell

Because too many in government are increasingly unwilling to defend marriage as God defines it, it is time to return marriage to the private sphere where it came from. Gays can get married but will not be able to force others to approve of it, and will not be able to force others to serve and enable what God defines as sin. If liberals demand that we remove the Ten Commandments from any government venue, they cannot attempt to cling to one of the points of the Ten (marriage) in their attempt to destroy the values they put forth.

I don’t hate homosexuals. It is instructive that they think of me as their enemy. When we get government out of the marriage business, then we don’t have to go through a culture war to determine who gets to control government, and by which one side or the other will get to use government coercion to get our way in society. Maybe this also should demonstrate that a government big enough to decide this issue instead of leaving it as a private matter is a government that is too big.


46 posted on 04/05/2014 2:58:58 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: theBuckwheat; Pinkbell
Gays can get married but will not be able to force others to approve of it

See, that's the whole thing right there. They don't want tolerance, they want APPROVAL. They feel so completely threatened by people saying "we celebrate the marriage of a MAN and a WOMAN" and when they hear that, they go all to pieces.

It's like people who insist on wearing dirty clothes and not bathing feeling all upset over a bunch of people who say "we like being clean, and we like wearing nice clean clothes." Being clean is a choice.

47 posted on 04/05/2014 3:03:00 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: dfwgator

“You’ve probably heard their song “I Hope You Had the Time of Your Life” at every single High School Graduation ceremony you’ve ever been to.”

You’re kidding-—they weren’t even a group when my kids graduated from high school.

Believe it or not,there WERE high school graduations way back then.

.


48 posted on 04/05/2014 3:04:27 PM PDT by Mears
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To: dfwgator

I know you’re trying to help but I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything at a HS graduation besides ‘Pomp & Circumstance’.

I was born in 1945 for Crissakes!

But, I’m going on the ‘net later and going to educate myself.

Wait a minute! Is Green Day an offshoot of Big Head Todd? I never him (them?) but I remember them on a marquee in Boulder back in ‘91.


49 posted on 04/05/2014 3:05:26 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Louis Foxwell
Just where have those crackers been?

(How can lefties like Crackers at all?)

50 posted on 04/05/2014 3:06:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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