Black Extortion Hits Skittles, Arizona Iced Tea

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“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#1 Mar 29, 2012
Talk about unintended consequences.

After reports saying that Arizona Iced Tea and Skittles candy were found next to Trayvon Martin’s dead body, both products have become symbols of the 17-yr-old’s killing. They have both seen increased sales due to the repeated mentions in news coverage as well as people purchasing the products to show solidarity with the family or mark the death of Trayvon.
Should Skittles Be Forced To Donate Profits From Trayvon Sales?

Spike Lee is someone who knows about the power of Tweeting. Over a week ago, Lee posted a tweet that encouraged people to send Skittles to the police in Sanford, Fl.

Should Skittles Be Forced To Donate Profits From Trayvon Sales?

That post was re-tweeted many times over. Websites supporting last week’s “Million Hoodie March” also instructed those who could not attend to send bags of Skittles to the police chief.

As you might imagine, sales of Skittles are on the rise. There is now a call for the companies that make both Skittles and Arizona Tea to donate money to either the parents of the dead boy, or to a scholarship fund. Of course the Twitterverse is blazing with tweets on the topic:

Should Skittles Be Forced To Donate Profits From Trayvon Sales?

Should Skittles Be Forced To Donate Profits From Trayvon Sales?

As of this writing, neither company has said a word about sharing in the increased revenues generated from people choosing to buy products associated with the killing. However, both have made statements on the story.

Wrigley (they make Skittles), a division of the Mars Candy company, issued a statement through spokesperson Jennifer Jackson-Luth;

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Trayvon Martin’s death and express our sincere condolences to his family and friends. We also respect their privacy and feel it inappropriate to get involved or comment further as we would never wish for our actions to be perceived as an attempt of commercial gain following this tragedy.”

CNN’s Headline News Network also reached out to the makers of Arizona Iced Tea and received an email answer on the subject of requests for sharing of the increased sales with Martin’s family.

“At this time, we will make no further comment as we wish to respect the family’s privacy and grieving time and feel it is inappropriate to become involved in a private family matter.”

The New York Times spoke with African-American studies Professor, Dr.Weldon McWilliams of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Dr. McWilliams told the Times that Wrigley should invest in communities where “murder based on stereotypes is a reoccurring theme.” He also said:

“If they do not, African-Americans should not be promoting the product.”

Should these companies be expected to share in the increased revenues seen from this tragedy? And if so, how much will be enough to satisfy those who see the situation that way?
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/should-skittl...

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 29, 2012
It's no different than Oprah mentioning a book and it shoots to #1 on the best seller list. Should that author be required to give revenue to illiteracy programs?

The companies have no obligation unless they so choose. I highly doubt they will jump into a political fire by donating revenue. Isn't that what a business is supposed to do, make money? I know if I had a business and my company received free advertising, regardless of the circumstances, I'd pee my pants as I deposited my revenue.
Is Eric Holder asleep

Delaware, OH

#3 Mar 29, 2012
Should these companies be expected to share in the increased revenues seen from this tragedy?

NO.

And if so, how much will be enough to satisfy those who see the situation that way?

ONCE YOU START, NOTHING IS EVER ENOUGH.

Sharpton has made the same trick with KFC, saying since Blacks eat a lot of chicken they deserve a % of the profits and Jessie Jackson has done the same with various tennis shoe companies.
Is Eric Holder asleep

Delaware, OH

#4 Mar 29, 2012
The premise of the question is absurd.

Because Blacks commit the majority of murder in this country to they deserve scholarships sponsored by Remington or Smith & Wesson?

NO.

The problem is Blacks are consumers but never producers and operate on a principle of instant gratification which is not how business of any kind works.

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#5 Mar 29, 2012
GlitterSucks wrote:
It's no different than Oprah mentioning a book and it shoots to #1 on the best seller list. Should that author be required to give revenue to illiteracy programs?
The companies have no obligation unless they so choose. I highly doubt they will jump into a political fire by donating revenue. Isn't that what a business is supposed to do, make money? I know if I had a business and my company received free advertising, regardless of the circumstances, I'd pee my pants as I deposited my revenue.
Companies usually choose the politically correct road. Just look at what Toyota did after Jesse Jackson shook them down.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 29, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
<quoted text>Companies usually choose the politically correct road. Just look at what Toyota did after Jesse Jackson shook them down.
My point, no obligation what so ever.

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#7 Mar 29, 2012
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>My point, no obligation what so ever.
Then the media drags them through the mud.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 29, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
<quoted text>Then the media drags them through the mud.
Then the company acquiesces and does the "right" thing all sprinkled with glitter. I don't think that a company needs to do PR control because of what Trayvon had on his person. Trust and believe there have already been many meetings on how to handle this. No doubt in my mind, they'll do something, but they are in the business to make money. There is a difference between being a "victim" of circumstance and turning a blind eye to potential issues with your policies, i.e. BP.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#9 Mar 29, 2012
Of course they don't owe any group anything. If he had been carrying a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk, those companies surely wouldn't be pressed for donations either.

“Hey, Sarge!”

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#10 Mar 29, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
<quoted text>Companies usually choose the politically correct road. Just look at what Toyota did after Jesse Jackson shook them down.
He did more than that if you check excerpts from, "Stiff arming America"!

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#11 Mar 29, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
He did more than that if you check excerpts from, "Stiff arming America"!
My favorite Jesse moment was when he "counseled" Clinton after the Lewinsky story broke and Jesse was in the middle of his own affair that produced a love child a few months later. The media? Not a peep.

“Hey, Sarge!”

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#12 Mar 29, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
<quoted text>My favorite Jesse moment was when he "counseled" Clinton after the Lewinsky story broke and Jesse was in the middle of his own affair that produced a love child a few months later. The media? Not a peep.
However, Willie Cunningham at WLW 700 am asked him about that a few years ago. Jesse wouldn't answer. He also asked him about the minority sponsored NASCAR school. No answer! Willie called him an a$&clown after that...
Willie rocked the station and the nation!
Enzyte Bob

Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 29, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
However, Willie Cunningham at WLW 700 am asked him about that a few years ago. Jesse wouldn't answer. He also asked him about the minority sponsored NASCAR school. No answer! Willie called him an a$&clown after that...
Willie would know about being an a$&clown from personal experience. Willie sucks.

“Accept No Substitutes”

Since: Oct 11

Marengo, OH

#15 Mar 29, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
However, Willie Cunningham at WLW 700 am asked him about that a few years ago. Jesse wouldn't answer. He also asked him about the minority sponsored NASCAR school. No answer! Willie called him an a$&clown after that...
Willie rocked the station and the nation!
I loved Willie until he got his ridiculous TV show. But WLW is an awesome station.

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#16 Mar 29, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
Talk about unintended consequences.
After reports saying that Arizona Iced Tea and Skittles candy were found next to Trayvon Martin’s dead body, both products have become symbols of the 17-yr-old’s killing. They have both seen increased sales due to the repeated mentions in news coverage as well as people purchasing the products to show solidarity with the family or mark the death of Trayvon.
Should Skittles Be Forced To Donate Profits From Trayvon Sales?
Spike Lee is someone who knows about the power of Tweeting. Over a week ago, Lee posted a tweet that encouraged people to send Skittles to the police in Sanford, Fl.
Should Skittles Be Forced To Donate Profits From Trayvon Sales?
That post was re-tweeted many times over. Websites supporting last week’s “Million Hoodie March” also instructed those who could not attend to send bags of Skittles to the police chief.
As you might imagine, sales of Skittles are on the rise. There is now a call for the companies that make both Skittles and Arizona Tea to donate money to either the parents of the dead boy, or to a scholarship fund. Of course the Twitterverse is blazing with tweets on the topic:
Should Skittles Be Forced To Donate Profits From Trayvon Sales?
Should Skittles Be Forced To Donate Profits From Trayvon Sales?
As of this writing, neither company has said a word about sharing in the increased revenues generated from people choosing to buy products associated with the killing. However, both have made statements on the story.
Wrigley (they make Skittles), a division of the Mars Candy company, issued a statement through spokesperson Jennifer Jackson-Luth;
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Trayvon Martin’s death and express our sincere condolences to his family and friends. We also respect their privacy and feel it inappropriate to get involved or comment further as we would never wish for our actions to be perceived as an attempt of commercial gain following this tragedy.”
CNN’s Headline News Network also reached out to the makers of Arizona Iced Tea and received an email answer on the subject of requests for sharing of the increased sales with Martin’s family.
“At this time, we will make no further comment as we wish to respect the family’s privacy and grieving time and feel it is inappropriate to become involved in a private family matter.”
The New York Times spoke with African-American studies Professor, Dr.Weldon McWilliams of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Dr. McWilliams told the Times that Wrigley should invest in communities where “murder based on stereotypes is a reoccurring theme.” He also said:
“If they do not, African-Americans should not be promoting the product.”
Should these companies be expected to share in the increased revenues seen from this tragedy? And if so, how much will be enough to satisfy those who see the situation that way?
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/should-skittl...
We know you hate black people. Damn, do you ever post about anything else?

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#17 Mar 29, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
<quoted text>My favorite Jesse moment was when he "counseled" Clinton after the Lewinsky story broke and Jesse was in the middle of his own affair that produced a love child a few months later. The media? Not a peep.
We know you hate black people, already. Damn, do you ever post about anything else?

“Hey, Sarge!”

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#19 Mar 29, 2012
George Jefferson Hilliard wrote:
<quoted text>I loved Willie until he got his ridiculous TV show. But WLW is an awesome station.
I will agree there. He is at the point of useful consciousness. He has lost an edge.
Bob, if the best you can do is listen to boring 610 and your mom moaning in the garage, up yours panty waist!

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#20 Mar 30, 2012
Boomer7 wrote:
<quoted text>
I will agree there. He is at the point of useful consciousness. He has lost an edge.
Bob, if the best you can do is listen to boring 610 and your mom moaning in the garage, up yours panty waist!
Good to see you back on Boom. Hope all is well.

Did you get back stage passes?

bb

“Hey, Sarge!”

Since: Dec 10

The Milky Way

#21 Mar 30, 2012
6was9 wrote:
<quoted text>Good to see you back on Boom. Hope all is well.

Did you get back stage passes?

bb
Yes we did! We also have the first 3 seats in the orchestra section!!
This is too awesome...
BonHomme Richard

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#22 Apr 12, 2012
Skittles Black BRAIN FOOD.

Should Skittles Be Forced To Donate Profits From Trayvon Sales?

Doesn't this sound like Jesse Jackson?

"The New York Times spoke with African-American studies Professor, Dr.Weldon McWilliams of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Dr. McWilliams told the Times that Wrigley should invest in communities where “murder based on stereotypes is a reoccurring theme.” He also said:

“If they do not, African-Americans should not be promoting the product.”

About says it all Black Mobsters holding up Big bushiness......

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