Kellogg to drop Phelps over pot smoking photo

Discussion in 'Stoners Lounge' started by KevinH, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. KevinH

    KevinH Just Floating Here

    Kellogg to drop Phelps over pot smoking photo

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Cereal and snack maker Kellogg Co. (K) (K) says it will not renew its sponsorhip contract with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps because he has acknowledged smoking marijuana last fall.
    The Battle Creek, Mich.-based company said Thursday that Phelps's behavior - caught on camera and published Sunday - is "not consistent with the image of Kellogg."
    The company put Phelps on boxes of its Frosted Flakes and Corn Flakes.
    Phelps has kept the backing of many sponsors since the photos surfaced that showed him inhaling from a marijuana pipe.
    Phelps's agent was not immediately available to comment.
    Kellogg says its contract with Phelps expires at the end of the month.

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090206/D965NVT80.html


    Now here's you chance fellow stoners. Call Kelloggs and tell them that you are not happy about this and you will not be buying any Kellogg's products-tell them 2 or 3 products that you buy on a regular basis. Let them know that in a small way this will affect their bottom line. Be nice-the person on the end of the line is probably a low-paid person who is not responsible for this decision.

    It will take 2 minutes to call. You will feel better after you call-making your voice known. Will it make a difference-most probably not. But let them know that this will have a cost to them. If a few thousand people call this information will go up the corporate ladder.

    800-962-1413

    KevinH
     
  2. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

    i saw this last night. stupid business decision on kelloggs part.

    what stoner wouldnt run right out for a box of frosted flakes after seeing phelps and tony the tiger trading bong hits??
     
  3. CircaX43521

    CircaX43521 rat in a drain ditch

    QFT
     
  4. imaginepeace

    imaginepeace Livin' the Dream

    I bet stoners eat more cereal than most people
     
  5. marksup123

    marksup123 I'm a girl!

    ^ fact.
     
  6. KevinH

    KevinH Just Floating Here

  7. TheMadcapSyd

    TheMadcapSyd Titanic's captain, yo!

    Also fact


    But to say again what I said in the other thread in Kellogg's defense

    Meh, fuck it kellogg's makes too many good things to boycott. I don't really think kelloggs's cares, it was just a business move. They had to make some kind of response and in their mind since they make alot of cereal, they have a lot of family customers, and many families would appreciate that stance. On the other side, they know potheads are going to keep eating their food anyways because we're potheads and we get hungry. It's just all economics


    You're in charge of a public company your only job is to do whatever puts more money into the company and value of the shares
     
  8. Vapemaster

    Vapemaster Captain of a sinking ship

    I don't eat cereal because milk is disgusting...nothing to do with the cereal itself.
     
  9. TheMadcapSyd

    TheMadcapSyd Titanic's captain, yo!

    oh god, but milk is so thick and cold when you drink it, it's so refreshing to drink.
     
  10. polecat

    polecat Weerd

    I was always into Post more anyways.
     
  11. Subliminal89

    Subliminal89 A Tokémon Master

    Subway is going to still use him in their upcomming commercials.

    what stoner doesn't like subway?
     
  12. TheMadcapSyd

    TheMadcapSyd Titanic's captain, yo!

    Hell what human doesn't like subway
     
  13. KevinH

    KevinH Just Floating Here

    "Kellogg's is getting so many calls that they they ask you to press 1 to leave comments about the Phelps controversy. Button 2 is for salmonella in peanut butter!

    Let's keep showing Kellogg's that they made a big mistake! Apparently, more people are calling to defend Michael Phelps than are calling about salmonella in their kids' food."

    http://www.************/group.php?gid=123760915413
     

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