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09 April 2009 @ 07:29 pm
Suport Pepsi  
Well, it seems that Pepsi gave money to help combat Prop 8. (via HRC) And now the "American Family Association" (I think they at one point in time said that the best way to prevent a little boy from becoming gay was to show him daddy's penis in the shower.) wants everyone to boycott Pepsi. Not only that... but they also apparently supported a pro-homosexual episode of Family Guy. Or something. If it wasn't the AFA, I'd say it was a parody site. http://www.boycottpepsico.com/

So I say we anti-boycott. Support Pepsico. I don't really drink soda, but I'm sure I can find SOMETHING of theirs that I'll like. Send them a letter that you're buying their stuff because of their support of homosexuals. Because the AFA is a powerful force, we've seen them in action before.
 
 
 
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Fallen Sith Empresseerian_sadow on April 10th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
this tidbit should help everyone support Pepsico: Pepsi owns the fast food franchises Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza hut--eating there will support Pepsi. also, Pepsi owns Frito-Lay, so buying their snack foods will also support Pepsi. this way, even if you don't drink soda, you can still support them (and get a tasty snack!).
mimiheart: cookie yesmimiheart on April 10th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC)
Good information. I had forgotten that they owned Taco Bell and KFC and Pizza Hut. I think I know what we're having one night this weekend... I also don't feel so bad about the chips I bought today.

And wasn't it NICE of the boycott people to give us a contact list so we can tell pepsico that we are buying from them because of their support of human rights?
Fallen Sith Empresseerian_sadow on April 10th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
(gods, i love your icon!)

i think i know what we're having for lunch tomorrow, too. ^_^

it was brilliant of them to give us a contact list. i'm glad for the chance to say thanks and let them know i support them.
~morpheus0013 on April 10th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Their Wikipedia page has a bunch of info on the brands they own, but for people who are looking at this thinking, "Ewwww, KFC?!" I present the following options:

Tropicana
Quaker (oatmeal!)
Gatorade

As for me, I now have a semi-socially responsible excuse to buy a bag of Fritos, so--winnar! =)
Fallen Sith Empresseerian_sadow on April 10th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
ah! i knew i was forgetting one of the big ones! and i totally didn't know about Quaker; thanks for the tip!
~morpheus0013 on April 10th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
I didn't know about Quaker either until tonight. That little pilgrim is my new best friend.
Fallen Sith Empresseerian_sadow on April 10th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
mine too. plus, since my mother eats a bowl of oatmeal every day it won't seem wierd to her that i'm suddenly brining more home. (now, if only she wasn't so obsessively right wing i could tell her the real reason... *sigh*)
Queen of the Skiesqueenoftheskies on April 10th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Pepsico also owns Gatorade, Quaker, Tropicana, and Naked Juice.

I used to work for one of those companies and I have to say that Pepsico is the most outstanding company when it comes to supporting women, GLBT, minorities, etc.
Fallen Sith Empresseerian_sadow on April 10th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
thanks for the heads up there; i didn't know about Naked Juice either. (methinks that it is now worth two dollars a bottle. ^_^)

Raven: in love with a girlaki_hoshi on April 10th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
That's right! I forgot about that as well... I just went to KFC tonight...yay! :D
Fallen Sith Empresseerian_sadow on April 10th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
^_^
Kimberly Wills-Starinfluffydragon on April 10th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
Crap.. I don't drink soda (anymore) and my diet won't let me eat at KFC, Taco bell, and I don't like Pizza Hut either.. well, I can alway pick up pepsi instead of coke for mixed drinks or when friends come over..
Fallen Sith Empresseerian_sadow on April 10th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
ah, but if you read through the comment list, Pepsico owns a ton of other (sometime surprising!) companies such as Tropicana, Naked Juice and Quaker Oats.
leavesoflorienleavesoflorien on May 6th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
This naturally conflicts with the boycott of KFC. bah. I'm torn!
Fallen Sith Empresseerian_sadow on May 7th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
well you could continue your boycott while supporting those numerous other companies that have been listed in this thread. i'm sure that quaker oats doesn't share their profits with KFC.
brighty18brighty18 on April 10th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Just FYI
My first thought when I read this was the same as yours: but I don't drink soda... ever. But they do Aquafina and the partner with Starbucks for their addictive food of the gods bottled/frappuccino/doubleshot drinks. They also do Sobe tea.
mimiheartmimiheart on April 10th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Re: Just FYI
I'm addicted to the Sobe lean green tea. Now I have a reason to buy more. (I'm not a coffee drinker either, though.)
brighty18: Blackbrighty18 on April 10th, 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
Re: Just FYI
I'm currently doing a cleanse so it's no sugar or caffeine for me, but I'll be back...

Nice icon, too. I love music puns.
Queen of the Skiesqueenoftheskies on April 10th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Re: Just FYI
Oh, and they also do Izze.
Kimberly Wills-Starinfluffydragon on April 10th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
Re: Just FYI
really? YAY! I love starbucks (just not pikes peak or place or whatever it is) and I drink nothing bottled water but aquafina! win/win
~morpheus0013 on April 10th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
Presuming this is all legit, here's Wikipedia's section on the vastness that is PepsiCo's holdings.

Hrm. I wonder if I can convince them to bring back Lime Pepsi in cans. Or Summer Mix. Mmmm...
Mercatmercat on April 10th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Dude, they need to start bottling Baja Blast. That stuff is amazing.
Good grief, it's a running gaglady_ganesh on May 5th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
They own a hell of a lot. I have, like, three shares in PepsiCo and get their annual report.
harmonyfbharmonyfb on April 10th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
I can't stand the taste of Pepsi, but I'll stop tomorrow and pick one up, just for that. :)
she's a tramp, she's a tramp, she's a vamp: religion-getbiblicaltacky_tramp on April 10th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
I thought the Mormons own Pepsi ...?
mimiheart: realitymimiheart on April 10th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
she's a tramp, she's a tramp, she's a vamp: schoolrock-headmindbraintacky_tramp on April 10th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
And people say the internet isn't educational!
Mercatmercat on April 10th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
God, this gives me so much encouragement. I seem to read such crap about Coke (and I'm a Mountain Dew kid myself) so any reason to support Pepsi is something I'm cool for. :D
Putting the Hell in 'What the Hell?' since 1982: Cat2lillypuff on April 10th, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
I knew I guzzled Moutain Dew for a reason =)
Nadia DeWynter: dorkladynadiad on April 10th, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
Glad to know I've been supporting human rights for most of my life now :)

Yeah, I've been an avid Pepsi drinker since I was a kid. Always thought it tasted better, and it's made even better to know that they care about the same things I do.
flubber2koolflubber2kool on April 13th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Well who'd have thought it. I never knew that Pepsi owned Pizza-hut. I know that I live in the Uk but anything that I can do that will help you is cool by me.
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