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Old 12-12-2015, 01:28 PM
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For sure! Let's not air any commercials that show young, white people in a positive, helpful light.

Coke apologized for only one reason. Profits. Who's surprised?
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Old 12-12-2015, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by G0DDESS View Post
Anything you say/do is offensive to *somebody* these days... sheesh.


The PC police and grievance merchants live to make a big stink about trivial PC rubbish. There numbers are small, but businesses are too afraid to stand up to the liberal pajama boys on the computers in their mothers basements.

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Old 12-12-2015, 04:04 PM
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This is following the campaign to convert hateful tweets into positive images, but Gawker Media exploited the converter to quote Mein Kampf.

Coca Cola has backfired all of 2015, attempting to get people to cheer the hell up. Sorry Coke, it's a different time.
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Old 12-12-2015, 04:14 PM
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I know I'm old because when I watched the ad - it made me want an RC Cola and a Moon pie.

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Old 12-13-2015, 03:51 PM
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Originally Posted by AminWi View Post
Given that Mexico has by far the highest per-capita consumption of their products world-wide, that would be unwise.
I don't think so. You can ask ANY customer service employee the high rate of sucktomer return after getting all butt hurt over something and exclaiming "I'm NEVER shopping here/buying this product again".

Coke should have had a backbone and told em to eff off.
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Old 12-13-2015, 05:14 PM
Location: Birmingham
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A for profit company kowtows to a group of people to whom it is trying to sell product to...

...and a bunch of whiny forum readers who have no skin in the game complain that they are tired of reading about it and make up hyperbolic if/then conclusions of what they might lose next.

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Old 12-13-2015, 06:07 PM
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It's funny watching (as usual) people getting outraged over other people getting outraged about something so silly.

Listen, Coca-Cola management decided that the advertisement and the negative publicity surrounding it, as well as a potential boycott (if any), are not worth it from a business point of view. Remember, a corporation's sole legal duty is to maximize profits for the shareholders ultimately - that's how they decide on whether to pull an advertising that they paid millions of dollars to a Madison Avenue advertising firm. This is all capitalism at work.

You know how most people are very touchy with any advertisement that is perceived to slight or denigrate members of the military? You see social media posts about anger over that stuff all the time, right? What's wrong with someone protesting a company over such an offensive ad? They should be able to express their opinion, right? Not the same, you say? Well, actually it is, at its core. Everyone has the right to express displeasure to a corporation as its customer or prospective customer on any topic, and no two people will agree on what the "worthy" topics are.

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