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Coca-Cola Under Fire for Removing Gay Couple From Irish Ad

There are 39 comments on the EDGE story from Dec 30, 2013, titled Coca-Cola Under Fire for Removing Gay Couple From Irish Ad. In it, EDGE reports that:

Coca-Cola made waves across the pond after officials from the soda company removed images of a same-sex couple getting married in their "Reasons to Believe" campaign.

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Fundieraising Fatwass

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Dec 30, 2013
I drink Coke when I have something upsetting my stomach and that something needs to be exterminated in acid and carbonation and whatever else is in there. I view it as drinking the cleaning product, Simple Green, but Coke tastes and smells somewhat better....
Drake

Anonymous Proxy

#2 Dec 30, 2013
Right on Coca-Cola!

“Live and let live”

Since: Apr 08

New Orleans

#3 Dec 30, 2013
Wow, they are really making a "fond" PR measage to gay people lately, now aren't they? Personally, I really don't care. Call me a hired commentor or whatever, but until their PR is as bad as Chick Filet, then I will still drink Coke rather than the alternative, "Pepsi" ugh....
Schultz

Montréal, Canada

#4 Dec 30, 2013
The Irish don't want to see any filthy [email protected] in their commercials.

Since: Jan 13

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#5 Dec 30, 2013
The Irish are still kinda a religious people, sos not so surprising.
Advertisers aren't out for a societal rights campaign, they're only interested in what's going to sell the product. The majority aren't gay or supporters of gays in Ireland... apparently
Fundieraising Fatwass

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Dec 30, 2013
Matt Road wrote:
The Irish are still kinda a religious people, sos not so surprising.
Advertisers aren't out for a societal rights campaign, they're only interested in what's going to sell the product. The majority aren't gay or supporters of gays in Ireland... apparently
Wrong. The Irish public is far less opposed to marriage equality than is the US public. You can easily search for various poll results.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#8 Dec 30, 2013
LOL! Who cares about a Coca Cola ad? Gay marriages are being legalized, gays can serve openly in the military, and we will continue to gain our civil rights. We win. Case closed.

Since: Jan 13

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#9 Dec 30, 2013
Fundieraising Fatwass wrote:
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Wrong. The Irish public is far less opposed to marriage equality than is the US public. You can easily search for various poll results.
Don't tell me tell coca-cola.
Saying the advertisers musta thought otherwise. Ireland does have a rep for religion.

What people say in a poll and how the really feel isn't always a match. And, doesn't mean they want gay couples in ads even if they do support gay marriage.
Straight Sh00ter

Topeka, KS

#10 Dec 30, 2013
I'm glad Coca Cola was smart enough to see the boycott coming and so the rentbois were removed.
Straight Sh00ter

Topeka, KS

#11 Dec 30, 2013
Gremlin wrote:
LOL! Who cares about a Coca Cola ad? Gay marriages are being legalized, gays can serve openly in the military, and we will continue to gain our civil rights. We win. Case closed.
Keep telling yourself that, lol, the pendulum is about to swing back in the direction of common sense and decency.
Fundieraising Fatwass

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Dec 30, 2013
Matt Road wrote:
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Don't tell me tell coca-cola.
Saying the advertisers musta thought otherwise. Ireland does have a rep for religion.
What people say in a poll and how the really feel isn't always a match. And, doesn't mean they want gay couples in ads even if they do support gay marriage.
What people say in a poll - only about 20% in Ireland object to marriage equality - does not always match up to a corporate policy which would usually prefer to offend no one or almost no one.

And anyone can understand this simple point.

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Since: Mar 09

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#14 Dec 30, 2013
Expect a change about this in about two weeks.
Carlos

San Jose, CA

#15 Dec 30, 2013
Straight Sh00ter wrote:
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Keep telling yourself that, lol, the pendulum is about to swing back in the direction of common sense and decency.
I hope you're right. The damage the queers have done is already beyond repair. That pendulum better swing back soon before all hope is lost for the world.
Fundieraising Fatwass

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Dec 30, 2013
Carlos wrote:
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I hope you're right. The damage the queers have done is already beyond repair.
Use lube next time, closet case. Ask Santorum.

Since: Mar 07

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#18 Dec 31, 2013
Carlos wrote:
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I hope you're right. The damage the queers have done is already beyond repair. That pendulum better swing back soon before all hope is lost for the world.
You are a happy little thing, aren't you?

Since: Jan 13

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#19 Dec 31, 2013
Fundieraising Fatwass wrote:
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What people say in a poll - only about 20% in Ireland object to marriage equality - does not always match up to a corporate policy which would usually prefer to offend no one or almost no one.
And anyone can understand this simple point.
That's true they don't want to risk offending anyone and losing out on a consumer base.
Sure anyone can understand this simple point, was there a need to say that, apparently you thought so.
No this isn't stats it's anecdotal, I'll say it anyway. Most straights I know despite not objecting to gay marriage wouldn't want to see it in an ad. Guess the acceptance has only gone so far. Course it's not everybody I know that.

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#20 Dec 31, 2013
Josh in New Orleans wrote:
Wow, they are really making a "fond" PR measage to gay people lately, now aren't they? Personally, I really don't care. Call me a hired commentor or whatever, but until their PR is as bad as Chick Filet, then I will still drink Coke rather than the alternative, "Pepsi" ugh....
The LDS are heavily invested in Coca-Cola.

They can't drink the stuff, but they can sure sell it.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#21 Dec 31, 2013
Matt Road wrote:
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That's true they don't want to risk offending anyone and losing out on a consumer base.
That's what I said.

What you said is that the majority in Ireland don't favor marriage equality. And you were wildly wrong.

So the simple point you still are missing is that the corporate policies lag behind the public sentiment...often, in many different contexts.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#22 Dec 31, 2013
snyper wrote:
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The LDS are heavily invested in Coca-Cola.
They can't drink the stuff, but they can sure sell it.
Aren't you talking about porn per view at their hotel chain?

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