It’s not the stack of six crème patties that’s whipped up a frenzy at Oreo’s official Facebook page: It’s that together, they form a rainbow in celebration of gay pride.
The image of the multi-layered
Of the profile's nearly 27 million fans, more than 154,000 liked the Pride post. Not all the nearly 20,000 comments, however, were quite as supportive.
"Bye Bye OREO!," wrote user Jeni Friedersdorf. "Why can't companies stay neutral on such things?" A few quoted the Bible; several swore to boycott the snack.
In response came an outpouring of Oreo love. One user, Matthew
Hordes of commenters pledged to buy the cookies, marketed through Kraft's Nabisco brand, to show solidarity. That lead some users to question the company's motives.
“What’s funny is the fact that people are congratulating ‘Oreo’ for taking this stand and ‘not caring about profits,’ wrote Facebook user
Other major companies have also gone public with their backing of the LGBT community. Searching for the word “gay” in