Monday, May 14, 2012

Kellogg's Take A Stand For Free Speech

I don't often get the chance, or the time, to watch Jon Stewart's The Daily Show--I get most of my Daily Show  from stories online--so I missed this one, but Catholic League president Bill Donohue didn't, and he is enraged. 
Sidenote: he never seems enraged about priests raping children, though.
I digress. 
Apparently on the April 16th episode of  The Daily Show there was something called a "vagina manger", a picture of a, seemingly, naked woman with her legs spread with a nativity scene ornament in between.
Donohue went berserk and began threatening boycotts and marches against any and all sponsors of The Daily Show because of their wholly inappropriate use of that picture and blibetty blah blay blue STFU.
And then Donohue was pleased to announce that Delta Airlines had caved and condemned the show for using the picture, but Donohue says he is still waiting :::tick tick tick::: for others to respond in kind.
And he hopes they don't respond like Kellogg's, who issued this statement to Donohue and the Catholic League's demands they pull their ads from The Daily Show:
“We understand that our customers come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, lifestyles, and cultures and we respect their individual decisions to choose the television programs that they deem acceptable for themselves and their families. Consumers speak most loudly when they vote with their remote control and change the channel or turn off the TV if a program does not fit their personal criteria.”
Donohue writes that "Kellogg’s is telling Christians to shove it" when, in fact, they are simply saying, if you don't like something you see on TV, change the effing channel, and let the people who find The Daily Show humorous continue to watch we are allowed to do.
If you wish to thank Kellogg's for standing up to Bill Donohue's Catholic League--and again, where's his outrage over priests raping boys--you can do so by:
Calling their Corporate and Media Affairs office at (269) 961-3799
Write to the President and CEO, 
John Bryant 
One Kellogg Square 
Battle Creek, MI 49012. 
E-mail Natalie
Or, even better, head on out to your local grocery and buy a big box of cereal.


kathy said...

Saw that somewhere - didn't get the gag and it was a gag worthy image. I won't boycott but will ask for some kind of equal time - a Penis Platoon?

Wonder Man said...

good for them, I haven't even heard about this

Biki said...

Heading out to buy me some Kellogg's goodness! said...

Great post! Thanks for the Kellogs email address! They need to know that we appreciate their decision.