Friday, December 26, 2008

War with the Soup Nazis

OK, so they're not really Nazis. Don't sue me for hyperbole.

But the American Family Association (if you must go to their site) has got their grandma sized panties in a bunch over Campbell's Soup's recent ads in The Advocate. The full page advertisement depicts a lesbian couple and their son in the kitchen—I know, I know, I was as shocked as you. The couple are actually two New York restaurant entrepreneurs. In any event, the AFA would like Campbell's to stop, "pushing the gay agenda." Yes, folks, the gay agenda has now moved to soup. When will this madness end?

Campbell's was steadfast in support of the ad and future ones with The Advocate, stating, "Inclusion and diversity play an important role in our business, and that fact is reflected in our marketing plan. For more than a century, people from all walks for life have enjoyed Campbell's products, and we will continue to try to communicate in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them."

Normally, I don't go out of my way to defend massive food corporations, being that I avoid meat (besides seafood) and think factory farming and industrial farming is a scourge on our ecosystem and pointlessly cruel. That said, it's great to see such an Americana brand standing tall against intolerance and bigotry, even when it's just over soup.

1 comment:

jolie said...

the AFA action alert is quite possibly the most ridiculous thing i've ever read, and most definitely unnecessary.