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update on sponsor reactions to transphobia
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Update to the Rob, Arnie, and Dawn transphobic comments:

Update on the Rob, Arnie & Dawn Show! at Unfunny Business with more sponsor removals.

I'm steading telesilla's list of known sponsor pullouts from here, where she's also posted about the subject (thanks for the list!):

# Chipotle
# Snapple*
# Sonic
# Bank of America
# Verizon
# Carl’s Jr (CKE Restaurants)
# Wells Fargo
# Nissan North America
# AT&T
# McDonald’s

* Snapple also includes Dr. Pepper I understand? Correct me if I'm wrong; I've seen it written as Snappe and Snapple/Dr Pepper and Dr Pepper/Snapple

ETA: A complete list of Snapple/Dr. Pepper products can be found in comments here, contributed by pacalissanctum.

So last night my family bought Sonic for all of us and I have several cases of Dr. Pepper, which hell, drop in the bucket, yes, but they're my drops to give. So far, everyone's drops are doing a pretty good job of creating an ocean.

My son's twelve. I have a goal that by the time he is twenty, if he hears this kind of filth in casual conversation, he and all his friends will react with the same horror that someone saying "I am a serial killer and eat kidneys" would engender. I set the milestones of society by my son's life. I think all of us with kids, or have a relationship with a kid, look at our kids sometimes and think, "Yeah, no. We have to get this shit gone already. This isn't working."

There's so much as an adult that becomes invisible, or so used to hearing that we barely notice. I barely notice sometimes but as more background that I have to tune out. My kid, my nieces that will one day have to live around these people, my baby nephew--I don't want this for them, I don't want them to have to tune this out.

It's not that I think we can really get rid of all the problems with society with the power of our displeasure with it, but fuck it, it's not like I don't have some free time and a sense of horrified nausea, so why not?
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According to the GLAAD blog: Dr. Pepper and Snapple along with 40+ brands including 7UP, Country Time, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott’s, Orangina, Welch’s and Yoo-hoo. I didn't know Snapple made all the drinks in the world, but apparently they do.

I blew off my diet and had Dr. Pepper last night, too. :)

Sugar and carbonation for a good cause! *glee*

And my Sonic burrito was delicious. With chili, cheese, and added social responsibility.

I really like their toaster chicken sandwiches, too; I think I'll get one for lunch next week. I still refuse to drink Yoohoo, though.

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Added link to this. Thank you!

So basically they make every soft drink known in the known universe - and the unknown universe *g*

Oh, I just love this: "That's what makes this country great," Rossi said in defense of Willams and States. "The minute we start telling Arnie he can't say that, then somebody's going to tell me I can't defend transgender people."

Yeah, see, the problem with that is, freedom of speech only means you can't be arrested for saying something. It doesn't mean people can't get pissed off and take their money elsewhere when you advocate child abuse. It also doesn't mean you won't get fired for doing same. Defense argument FAIL.

My son's twelve. I have a goal that by the time he is twenty, if he hears this kind of filth in casual conversation, he and all his friends will react with the same horror that someone saying "I am a serial killer and eat kidneys" would engender.

Yeah, a frequent topic of mommy-talks at my house. Many things are not okay to do, nor okay to just ignore.

I'm totally loving that they've lost 10 major sponsors.

Very, very cool. Serves them right, too.

It's a really weird feeling to be, um, proud? of McDonalds.

And on a related note transphobic fail, have you seen this?

Well, damn. Did he not think he hit his lifetime fail quotient yet or something?

He must have by now. Although I think zoethe and the commenters to her post are now failing harder and more insidiously than theferrett.

You should totally tell Sonic and Snapple that you are deliberately buying their stuff because they pulled their advertising!

Today I changed lunch plans to buy from Sonic instead of my usual fast food fix. I'm usually a Dr Pepper fan, but for one month every summer I abstain, looks like it will be replaced with Deja Blue water this year.


By following a link, from a link, from the link you provided... it seems that the station has pulled their sponsorship webpage to try and prevent loosing more.

So since you're page gets way more traffic than mine, here is some info on how to access the cached version of their sponsor list and a listing for many major sponsors who can still be contacted for action. Go forth everyone and write polite yet strongly worded letters to those sponsors! :)

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:ZTt9mMTDnSkJ:www.krxq.net/pages/293097.php+http://www.krxq.net/pages/293097.php&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

http://www.jared.com/
http://statefarm.com/
http://www.delimex.com/
http://www.albertsons.com/
http://www.wellsfargo.com/
http://www.guitarcenter.com/
http://www.mervyns.com/
http://www.redbullusa.com/
http://www.bankofamerica.com/
http://www.purina.com/
http://www.verizonwireless.com/
http://att.com/
http://www.wamu.com/
http://latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/
http://www.pepboys.com

ack. copy and pasting wrong comments in wrong journals. let's try again... Wells Fargo, BoA, AT&T and Verizon are out. I pasted the old list in the comment above.

Thank you for updating with the companies! Woke up late, saw this, and my organic, co-op loving partner stated, "Well, I'm in the mood for some McD's and Doctor Pepper, how about you?" Her second choice was Chipotle.

Our kids out 10 and 11. The amount of acceptance today versus when we were that age is amazing - wonderful to see the differences already. People like this, trying to squash that same acceptance that so many people worked so hard for piss me off (to say the least).

suddenly i am extra glad t and k bought food from mcdonald's and brought it home today. and the next time i go to the movies i am getting a snapple instead of my usual coke :)

I'm from Sacramento, and I had listened to 98 Rock since way back when it was 93 Rock, and I'm just so disgusted with them. I sent the links around to my high school friends who no longer live there, and now that I live in Texas, well, I feel a Sonic trip coming on.

I worry all the time about how we're bringing up kids. By the time they get to me, they're 18 and it's a tough row to hoe to get them to open their eyes to the world around them. On any subject (mine is ecology. Creationism is my Everest.) Thanks for doing your part. I hope I can do as well with mine.

[quote]My son's twelve. I have a goal that by the time he is twenty, if he hears this kind of filth in casual conversation, he and all his friends will react with the same horror that someone saying "I am a serial killer and eat kidneys" would engender. I set the milestones of society by my son's life. I think all of us with kids, or have a relationship with a kid, look at our kids sometimes and think, "Yeah, no. We have to get this shit gone already. This isn't working."
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Exactly.

Thank you for being an awesome mom. We need you and the child you are raising.

THANK YOU. *hugs*

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