Sunday, September 20, 2015
Doritos partners with "It Gets Better" campaign and the Right Wing loses their ever loving minds.
No not right.
Courtesy of Right Wing Watch:
The announcement yesterday that Doritos will soon release rainbow-colored chips to support the It Gets Better Project, which works towards preventing anti-LGBT bullying, naturally drew the ire of conservative pundits like John Nolte of Breitbart, who said that Doritos is flying the “colors of anti-Christian hate and oppression.”
But Nolte’s protests pale in comparison to a column in the right-wing American Thinker by Ed Straker, which could be confused for parody.
Straker writes that the new chips are “the perfect gateway snack to introduce children to the joys of homosexuality,” lamenting that nowadays “it’s perceived to be cool to push a specific sexual orientation on children.”
Calling for a boycott of Doritos and all products from its parent company, Pepsi, Straker urges conservatives to “push other companies to launch pro-heterosexual campaigns” by, for example, persuading “a hot dog maker and a hot dog bun company to do a joint effort promoting man-woman relationships.”
At this point I am not even sure how the folks at The Onion even manage to do their job anymore?
I mean how do you parody a group that is already a parody of themselves?
You could quite literally report what they say word for word, and at the end simply ad "just kidding" and you would be seen as a comedic genius.