July 7, 2019

"Ask me my pronouns" Oreos.


ADDED: The #1 thing you know about Oreos is that they are objects given to children that will cause children to discover how to transcend convention and proceed in that direction and to prefer it and never go back. They twist the chocolate discs, break the bond between them, and go right at the sweet cream center. They lick the broken apart cookie and thereafter resist the constrained biting the intact 3-tiered arrangement. This has been known and observed for decades. This is and has always been The Story of Oreo. As such, this new development is consistent with a long-term narrative.

WHICH MEANS WHAT?

156 comments:

traditionalguy said...

My best conspiracy theory is that it's a plot to make all the gender warriors obese.

MayBee said...

I'm fine with Oreo doing whatever they want. But I'm not fine with this becoming a thing we are all supposed to do.

David Begley said...

I want to understand the commercial logic of this. How does this controversial - and in my view unnecessary - ad campaign help sell more Oreos? How many people are speaking in this manner? How many trans are there? More importantly, how many people will now stop buying this fattening and expensive cookie that is wrapped in plastic and transported by truck?

I’d rather eat apples.

Mid-Life Lawyer said...

Now I view Oreos about like I view U.S.A. women's soccer - I'm generally uninterested but I hope they fail.

Tank said...

My list of companies I'd rather not deal with gets longer and longer.

MayBee said...

If you don't buy them you will be hater and kicked off Ravelry

Fernandistein said...

I don't want to have any association with the National Council of Teachers of English, so it's boycott time.

Er, "itcott"? "Theycott"?

gspencer said...

These pronouns are as welcome as "his husband" or "her wife."

wendybar said...

Dumb. Sick and tired of putting people in boxes. This is what division looks like.

robother said...

Pat, the first celebrity whose pronoun needed always to be interrogated, was likely a big consumer of Oreos.

rhhardin said...

I'd skip words and go with ascii art. () is a simple choice. (;) for slut.

Howard said...

I feel your pain facing the inevitable decline and elimination of your demographic. This is marketing to the Millennials and Gen Z so they will buy into long term brand loyalty.

Fernandistein said...

NCTE is the National Council of Teachers of English.

NCTE is the National Center for Transgender Equality

Maybe oreo should hire Gillette's marketing team since they all got fired.

tcrosse said...

Tag. You're It.

etbass said...

That’s it! No mo oreos fo me.

Obadiah said...

These cookies would give me indigestion. Homemade oatmeal scotchies are the best anyway.

tcrosse said...

Black Oreos Matter.

Kevin said...

Just get your cookies from a local Girl Scout.

It avoids all this nonsense while teaching them first aid and how to build safe campfires.

Fritz said...

Oreo Cookie Blues

Kevin said...

Black Oreos Matter

“We do not have a color assigned to the cookie portion of an OREO. Some people think the OREO is a shade of brown, while others view the color closer to black.”

JML said...

FFS! They are just GD cookies! Leave me the F* alone!

Roy Lofquist said...

Pronouns. It's always the pronouns. What about the antinouns? This all rather painfully reminds of the time I was on a macrobiotic diet and taking probiotic supplements. The doc prescribed some antibiotics and I went somewhere, where I do not remember, for a week.

traditionalguy said...

Fortune cookies Oreos would sell. Nabisco could put a hate Trump message in every cookie.

Ralph L said...

Get Woke, Go Broken.

Tank said...

The left ruins everything.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Well, I never did like Oreo cookies very much anyway. Even as a kid I thought they were dry, too crumbly and the sweet gook in the center was kind of gritty.

Who cares about the pronouns and other people's sexuality. They should do what they want and leave the rest of us alone.

If you don't want other people butting into your sexual life, sexual preferences....keep that shit to yourself. Otherwise, people WILL be interested in you and your preferences and not in the way you wish.

Thuglawlibrarian said...

I agree with David Begley, how does this sell more cookies for the Oreo company? Unless, they are betting that the majority of Oreo buyers will never hear of this.

This boils down to the idea that marketing really is a dark art. These are cookies for heaven's sake, you are supposed to eat them because you want them to be delicious; however, they somehow take a stand concerning gender dysphoria. Odd.

rehajm said...

I’d rather unpack some Adjective Nutter Butters. Maybe some Interjection Animal Crackers...

Did you know they still make Pepperidge Farm Milanos? Second most popular brand. I’m triggered.

Mattman26 said...

What Tank said.

Btw, Trump is such a dick in that video, I love it.

Fernandistein said...

Trump doesn't like Mexican Water? I'm surprised he's been there, and even more surprised that he remembered it because you can drive thru without knowing it.

Thuglawlibrarian said...

Big question, what does Hydrox think about abortion rights for transgender women?

EDH said...

Even as a kid I thought they were dry, too crumbly and the sweet gook in the center was kind of gritty.

That’s why I preferred to dunk them in milk rather than twist them apart.

Temujin said...

Hydrox, Baby!

Always preferred Hydrox as a kid. But I've always wondered how you end up calling a cookie "Hydrox"?

BUMBLE BEE said...

Can Milk Bones be far behind? Yorkies who self-identify as Rottweilers?

wildswan said...

Based on what I remember about Oreos from when I was the Oreo age, Oreos will overcome even this.

But this is what is meant by totalitarian. Everything, all, the total, must conform. So I hope America, which is and always has been a home to the nonconforming, will get past this flirtation with the totalitarians.

Swede said...

Bending over backwards to appease such a small percentage of your possible customer base, only to alienate the vast majority of the rest of it is peak 2019.

I can't remember when was the last time I ate one.

I haven't missed them.

J. Farmer said...

Oreo needs an “ask me if I care about your pronouns” cookie. Spoiler alert: I don’t.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Another Bimbo takeover of an American classic. Mexican water? Trump comes up with some apt lines.

cacimbo said...

Original Oreos - GREAT. Double stuff, half stuff, pink centers, green centers... - yuk yuk yuk. I don't eat Oreos often, but it is harder and harder to find a box of plain old original style Oreos. Now they have to add politics - UGH. Even less likely to buy these.

Beth B said...

Should this be considered another corporate contribution to the Trump campaign?

David53 said...
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buwaya said...

This is a full-power propaganda campaign using all available media.
Someone/someones are pushing this stuff for a reason, this is certainly not done for commercial purposes.
The questions are not answered, who and why.

buwaya said...

There is no innocent purpose behind this propaganda.

buwaya said...
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David53 said...

We’re giving away special edition Pronoun Packs

Great news! Everybody needs to pick up as many of the free packets of food as possible and send them to the starving people in the concentration camps on the border!

Bob Boyd said...

They twist the chocolate discs, break the bond between them, and go right at the sweet cream center.

Now Oreos offer something even sweeter, unearned virtue in every bite.

cacimbo said...

Agree - the line about Mexican water was great. Trump is definitely the funniest President in my lifetime. Also seems to be the happiest. Guess that is what drives the media crazy - he thrives on their attacks.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

This is marketing to the Millennials and Gen Z so they will buy into long term brand loyalty.


Well I rarely agree with Howard and this illustrates why. Millennial and Gen Z are completely different demographics with vastly different approaches to consumerism and Brands. There is so little in common among these two groups that the quoted excerpt from Howard means nothing. For one little example there is a wariness of branding and advertising in Z that is unlike any prior generation, and a distrust of companies that use emotion and faddish issues to “reach” them. An analog would be traditional Democratic constituencies who are suspicious of the presidential contenders based on pandering to certain groups within the generation who just came of voting age. I think Oreos and Gillette are playing with fire vis-a-vis “woke” marketing.

buwaya said...

People who dont reproduce are a pointless target for brand loyalty.
Children indoctrinated in dubious sexuality or asexuality are not going to make many children to consume oreos.

This is already apparent.

Phil 314 said...

I remember when being an Oreo was a bad thing.

Ann Althouse said...

"Always preferred Hydrox as a kid."

Me too.

Hydrox were the originals, you know. Oreo copied. Hydrox were intended to appeal to adults. Oreo dumbed them down.

"But I've always wondered how you end up calling a cookie "Hydrox"?"

It's science, no? Hydrogen and oxygen.

buwaya said...

Or perhaps the true targets are fat childless single women, the principal support, and perhaps the principal victims, of all this bizarre propaganda.

Ann Althouse said...

1908, the creators of the cookie sought a name that would convey "purity and goodness" and derived their choice from the component elements that comprise the molecule of water (Hydrogen and Oxygen)."

Michael K said...

I mam so old I thought Oreos were black people who acted white,

You know, like going to school to learn and not stealing stuff.

Larry J said...

Sweet Baby Jesus on a tricycle, is there nothing free of politics and political grandstanding? It’ll be interesting to see their sales figures over the next year or two. Will this incident pass from memory or will people let things lijke this influence their buying decisions?

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

This is a perfect example of Progressive “diversity,” as all the cookies may look different, like a lefty mob does or a university faculty roster or a photo of Rainbow-PUSH or an environmental group or a “trust and safety” council put together by Fakebook, but like all those “diverse” montages the inside is white white white. All the same. Exactly the same. Only cosmetic differences, just like our monoculture wants it to be, especially Prog “thought leaders.”

PuertoRicoSpaceport.com said...

Agree with Howard. It's ALL about the brand.

If you think it doesn't work, would you otherwise be thinking, and even better, talking about Oreos on a Sunday morning?

Doesn't matter what you are thinking or saying. Most people are thinking "oh, brother. What fresh nonsense will they think of next."

But you have oreos on your mind at the moment and that is the only thing that matters.

There is almost no such thing as bad publicity.

I'll bet 75% of us commenters will eat an extra oreo or 2 over the next couple days and won't even know why. Or even that we are doing it.

John Henry

Jupiter said...

Shouldn't the icky crap in the middle be rainbow-colored?

Jupiter said...

Kevin said...
"Just get your cookies from a local Girl Scout.

It avoids all this nonsense while teaching them first aid and how to build safe campfires."

Don't you believe it. The Girl Scouts are another organization the left has gutted and wears as a skin suit.

wholelottasplainin' said...

I'm dusting off my 1841 First Edition of "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds".

It obviously needs to be Revised and Expanded.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

There is almost no such thing as bad publicity.

This is true of Hollywood has-beens who crave ongoing attention, not so much for consumer brands, and especially not for brands that depend on Mommy buying it. Why is Chik-fil-a the fastest growing fast food brand? Why did the “bad publicity” Progs rain down on them not matter? The answer is the thing Bimbo brands misunderstands.

Mark said...

Used to be I'd buy Oreos all the time -- maybe a whole package a year.

It's not like they were all that essential any way. I don't need the extra poundage in any event. And if I do, there is always store brand cookies. They're actually not all that bad.

n.n said...

Why stop with the transgender spectrum? So Pro-Choice.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Positioning.

wholelottasplainin' said...

Anyone remember a commercial for a Mexican beer some years back?

Some Mexicanos are sitting around in a bar reminiscing about their recent vacation in the States.

One says, "Sure, you can drink the water---but don't go near the beer!:"

Unknown said...

I feel tired

Professional lady said...

I don't like Oreos, so this won't affect my buying habits. I'm really getting sick of all this posturing and preaching. We have signs outside out library right now that say "Libraries are for Everyone!" with the rainbow flag and people of various races etc. I've never seen anyone turned out of the library because they were gay, transgender etc. I have seen people unable to take out books because they don't live in the community and pay taxes and so don't have a library card. Maybe I should write "Except for people who don't live here!" on the sign, but I'm too old for that sort of thing.

John Lynch said...

Don't care. They are using advertising to sell something no one needs. If trans people want to get used to sell cookies, that's up to them.

n.n said...

There is no innocent purpose behind this propaganda.

Probably the same people behind the war on men and women, the planned parenthood protocol, and immigration reform or population replacement. We also cannot discount the green blight that supplies marginal energy at a premium price.

walter said...

Kevin said...Just get your cookies from a local Girl Scout.
--
Just get your cookies from a local Zir Scout.
FIFYA

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

I'm not sure how successful all this coordinated pro-trans propaganda is. There appears to be a backlash building among the yutes.


The Harris Poll for the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD, survey respondents who were in the 18–34 age bracket reported that they were much less tolerant of LGBT men and women than they were in surveys taken the previous two years.

Oops.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Follow the link below if you want to see how Oreos used to (successfully) position their brand. Click on over to the foreign commercials and you see NO rainbows, especially in the Pakistani commercials. Hmm I wonder why.

https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/the-5-best-oreo-advertising-campaigns

walter said...

Traditionalguy said...
My best conspiracy theory is that it's a plot to make all the gender warriors obese.
--
aka Trans Fats

David Begley said...

Why doesn’t Oreo pull this product like Nike pulled its flag shoes?

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

I worked for Mattel Toys back when they were the best at developing (or buying out) toys and marketing them. The BEST. Today they are bankrupt and you can trace a parallel path to what Oreos is now doing to their brand.

Kevin said...

Don't you believe it. The Girl Scouts are another organization the left has gutted and wears as a skin suit.

Not yet. Even in the blue part of a blue state the girls just want to go camping.

It’s still all girls. And it’s a welcome respite from 24/7 politics to hang with a bunch of girls you’ve known most of your life.

JAORE said...

My comment on soccer applies here as well:

Politicizing every-damned-thing-all-the-time takes the joy out of those same things.

Would opening these packs, twisting them apart,licking them then putting them back on the shelf be a hate crime? Asking for a friend that eats Blue Bell.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Why doesn’t Oreo pull this product like Nike pulled its flag shoes?

Equal and opposite forces at work. Pulling a shoe Kaepernick dissed is fine with their target market and consistent with their positioning. Oreo is changing the entire meaning of their brand and repositioning it as “smarter and woker” than the parents who buy cookies. IT was the guilty pleasure and now it’s saying YOU'RE GUILTY if you don’t buy it. Quite a switch up.

walter said...

Could mean a fat contract for the woke team at Somesuch.

wendybar said...

When I was growing up, my two closest friends were black sisters. We would walk around the neighborhood, and people would call us The Oreo Friends. If I were with only one of them, we were Salt and Pepper. We laughed. We are all still friends today!!

Guildofcannonballs said...

"I'll bet 75% of us commenters will eat an extra oreo or 2 over the next couple days and won't even know why. Or even that we are doing it."

I can see you feel strongly about it. I'll bet over 75% of us commenters haven't eaten an Oreo in months and won't in the next 4 months. In fact, I'll say 76% haven't recently and won't anytime in the near future eat a single Oreo.

Winner gets total consciousness on our deathbed.

n.n said...

There is no innocent purpose behind this propaganda.

There is also the pedophile contingent, who are trying to force a political congruence of children. Replacing biology and moral education with sexual education and ethics would serve to progress that orientation.

daskol said...

Yesterday I saw an ad for Payday candy bars. It was very direct, suggestive, almost crude and very American. Except at the end, they announce the two available “models” as the sporty15 centimeter or head-turning 20 centimeter model. Metric system wtf. Translating to inches that would be 6 or 8: the shape and presentation in the ad would have made the penis-seeming sizes too crude an allusion, is my take. Or maybe it’s the subtle propaganda workings of cultural hegemony. In any case it’s a jarring moment in the ad, which unfortunately I don’t see online. I know I didn’t hallucinate it though because I did find this unhappy comment.

Birkel said...

All the Leftist Collectivists care about is power.
This marketing ploy is an effort to make us feel like the Green Grocer.
There is no greater purpose.

The tool doesn't matter.
It's all utilitarian.

What matters is the exercise of power for power's sake.
It is meant to sap the will of individual resistance.

We are told to recite 2+2=5.

Clyde said...

Cookies for the confused.

Clyde said...

Although my main complaint is how they skimp on the filling these days. The ones now called Double-Stuff have about as much filling as the regular Oreos used to have just a few years ago. Sad!

Fernandistein said...
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Mark said...

It does all leave a bad taste in the mouth -- for some of us who remember a better time -- all of this pervasive politicization of everything.

But eventually totalitarianism has its effect. Enough people as the generations go on have been fed nothing but this poison. It's all they know. Try to explain to them concepts of fundamental freedom and liberty in the classical sense and it is like speaking a foreign language to them.

Even within enclaves like the Republican Party, genuine conservativism has largely been supplanted by libertarianism, which is closer to leftism in so many respects than it is to conservative values.

rcocean said...

The Left wants to dominate and change society - and works at all levels to achieve it. The Right wants to be left alone. Guess who will win? This transgender thing was lost when you had Admirals and Generals attacking Trump, and proclaiming Transgenders were absolutely essential to running our military.

rcocean said...

The only good thing about Oreos was twisting them apart and eating the white gooey goodness, and then the black outside. Otherwise, they were 2nd rate cookies. Far inferior to fig newtons.

Mark said...

Every day the wisdom becomes more and more pressing -- put not your trust in man, in worldly princes and principalities. Trust only in the Eternal.

Fernandistein said...

#TransPeopleForTransFats!

I agree with trans fatuous Cory Booker that we do not talk enough about Trans Fat Americans, especially African American Trans Fat Americans driving Trans Am American cars with 4-speed manual trannies whilst in the process of transitioning from African American Gluten Americans.

Fernandistein said...

(I think that's only one guy...but we should talk a lot about they).

rcocean said...

The key to the left winning is centralization. You get one company like Proctor and Gamble to buy up all the consumer brands. Then you put Leftists in control of the company and boom. You can push your SJW beliefs through advertising. Or you consolidate all the TV/Cable TV/etc. in a huge conglomerate like Time-Warner. That way if people stop watching MSNBC or CNN it doesn't matter. You're so big, the losses are chump change.

Meanwhile, the Right won't attack you because "Muh Free Enterprise".

traditionalguy said...

Rebel. Eat Vanilla Wafers.

Mattman26 said...

Thanks for the Hydrox history. I guess it was a good idea at the time.

Now maybe someone can explain Krusteaz baking mixes.

rcocean said...

How many people are Transgendered? .005%? Its the most absurd thing ever.

traditionalguy said...

Better yet, eat ginger snaps with cream cheese.

Birkel said...

rcocean,
You are the Green Grocer.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=the+power+of+the+powerless&filters=ufn%3a%22the+power+of+the+powerless%22+sid%3a%222aa7e7bf-1526-d73d-87e4-74220361fd46%22+catguid%3a%22f6540dc2-e0d7-7206-b686-b37a7a3523c0_c0bcbbc4%22+segment%3a%22generic.carousel%22+secq%3a%22vaclev+havel+book%22+supwlcar%3a%220%22+segtype%3a%22Qm9vaw%3d%3d%22+ctype%3a%220%22+mltype%3a%222%22+eltypedim1%3a%22Book%22&CarouselExplore=EntityAndCarouselFull&clo=MiniSlider&efirst=1&ecount=4&FORM=SNAPCR

Yancey Ward said...

These are my pronouns- me, I, he, him. My related adjectives are my, his, theirs. You can refer to me as they, if you like.

Yancey Ward said...

I must be in a big minority- I eat Oreos by just taking them out of the package and biting into them without separating the wafers.

Marc said...

To buwaya's conjecture at 9:26 am, there is the example of this woman in Philadelphia: "I love to talk about undoing Western civilization because it’s just so romantic to me."

Bob Boyd said...

I'm waiting for Oscar Meyer to come out with a woke wienie that dares you to, "Ask me my pronouns."

Yancey Ward said...

And yes to the commenter above- I have eaten Oreos since I was kid- the DoubleStuff of today have the same amount of filling as regular Oreos of yesteryear.

Yancey Ward said...

"I'm waiting for Oscar Meyer to come out with a woke wienie that dares you to, 'Ask me my pronouns.'

The wienie for a trans woman is the empty package.

daskol said...

Enjoy xour Oreos with 200ml of milk. Preferably the boxed hyper-pasteurized stuff you don’t even refrigerate.

Tomcc said...

It strikes me as completely absurd. Howard is probably correct- marketing to millenials (not my demographic). I presume this came out on some social media platform and not as a TV commercial.
I hereby propose that DARPA reclaim the internet and return it to military use!

mockturtle said...

This seems a lunatic idea for Nabisco. Promoting transgenderism in kids has already had disastrous consequences for many and this is just another step in the wrong direction. No more Nabisco products for me.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...


“I feel your pain facing the inevitable decline and elimination of your demographic. This is marketing to the Millennials and Gen Z so they will buy into long term brand loyalty.”

It’s the now sound! It’s what’s happening!

Sorry, but no. Another lameass attempt by middle-aged marketers to claim some hip youthful relevance and missing the reality by a mile. This is what comes of believing your social media. The reality is that young people think trannies are icky, annoying posers, and, within their circles of trust, mock them relentlessly. And that’s just the White kids. Egads.

Megthered said...

I wonder if these marketing geniuses realize that us peons in flyover country think they are crazy as a shit house rat. We are not woke, don't want to be woke, just want to be left alone. And want our kids left alone.

Yancey Ward said...

One can probably guess where this came from if you have any experience at all with today's corporations. Somewhere in Nabisco, or whichever firm handles the Oreo marketing contract, has a person who was just awarded some sort of prize for "Diversity Awareness". It is either some talentless Millenial trying to crawl up the corporate ladder, or it is some old hack clinging to his job by trying to adapt to what he sees in the world of advertising. My experience in such things as a chemist was "Green Awareness"- and most of the ideas proposed and implemented for that were some of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen in chemistry, but the people making them got awarded with bonuses and promotions.

tcrosse said...

These offer a splendid opportunity to signal one's virtue. Leave the package out on the countertop, or better yet on the coffee table, to show your guests how woke you are. It would go with the rainbow flag on the front porch.

rcocean said...

"I'm waiting for Oscar Meyer to come out with a woke wienie that dares you to, "Ask me my pronouns."

No, I'm waiting for Hot Dog package that's says "Eat my Weiner" and a Homosexual man giving some oral sex on the cover. With the Slogan "The Gay Hot Dog".

mockturtle said...

he reality is that young people think trannies are icky, annoying posers, and, within their circles of trust, mock them relentlessly. And that’s just the White kids. Egads.

Exactly so, Cracker. And not-so-white kids, too, if my grandchildren and their friends are at all representative of millennials.

And it used to be that an 'Oreo' was a black person who was white on the inside. Now there will be another reason for blacks not to buy Oreos.

tcrosse said...

"I'm waiting for Oscar Meyer to come out with a woke wienie that dares you to, "Ask me my pronouns."

Or to show the Keebler Elves packing fudge.

Birkel said...

You guys think you're ironic.
But those marketing ideas will happen.

The American Left is beyond parody.
Trans-parody Xer is.

ALP said...

I went to the Oreo website and found something even more discussion-worthy: their 'collaboration' with Wiz Khalifa. IMHO the subject matter of Ann's post will not make a buzz bigger than Oreo's special edition flavors, such as Red Velvet Cake.

Known Unknown said...

Coming soon! Hydrox cookies with Jordan Peterson quotes on them!

Known Unknown said...

"No, I'm waiting for Hot Dog package that's says "Eat my Weiner" and a Homosexual man giving some oral sex on the cover. With the Slogan "The Gay Hot Dog".

And my satire blog predicted 3 years in advance.

Known Unknown said...

Whoops. Missed a link there. Doritos Rainbows.

Leora said...

I think it's the Democratic candidates who will be saying "No more Oreos." In the sense of black people who might vote Republican.

mockturtle said...
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mockturtle said...

Or to show the Keebler Elves packing fudge.

I had to look it up, tcrosse. Some things I'm better off not knowing. :-( But the joke was good! ;-D

Paco Wové said...

Dang, yet another company I can't boycott because I don't buy any of their products anyway.

Michael K said...

The reality is that young people think trannies are icky, annoying posers, and, within their circles of trust, mock them relentlessly. And that’s just the White kids. Egads.

My youngest daughter, who graduated from college in 2010, used "gay" as a derogatory term. "Dad, that's so gay !"

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

It strikes me as completely absurd. Howard is probably correct- marketing to millenials (not my demographic).

Nope. Not theirs either. It might have reached Millennials (born 1980-1995) if they’d done it 10 years ago. Not now. M’s are the moms buying Oreos now. Either they do or don’t. I see few new adopters coming to the brand because of this ad. It’s too great a change in brand direction.

Renee said...

The packaging reminds me of baby wipes.

Buy store brands to avoid the culture wars.

Clyde said...

@ Yancey Ward

The chocolate ration has increased to 20 grams, or so the Ministry of Truth says.

ALP said...

Does anyone know why Pride events get an entire month? I can think of lots of other marginalized groups (specifically mentally ill or physically disabled) that would benefit from an entire month of media focus and celebration.

Mark said...

How many people are Transgendered?

None.

And of the people that say they are, that 0.005 percent is steadily exploding in schools and other places where impressionable and trendy kids congregate.

Mark said...

Transgenderism is a social construct.

Bob Boyd said...

Its woke day at the ball park.
Order a hot dog and you get a piece of bologna wrapped around a bread stick.

Bob Boyd said...

Also known as a Harvard hot dog.

Jim at said...

It just never stops, does it.
Sigh.

The Vault Dweller said...

I'm surprised that a lot of these companies' marketing departments aren't more conservative. And I don't mean politically, just as far as risk taking goes. If a company put out an add making fun of vegans or perhaps a commercial that showed a family coming home from Church on Sunday to enjoy a nice plate of whatever, I would also be shocked. The first rule of marketing is not to offend anyone in your audience. And a lot of these things strike people as political and thus will inherently be divisive.

Nichevo said...

Two words: Lorna Doone

n.n said...

I'm surprised that a lot of these companies' marketing departments aren't more conservative. And I don't mean politically,

The implication is that they are immune to [American] market forces.

n.n said...

why Pride events get an entire month? I can think of lots of other marginalized groups (specifically mentally ill or physically disabled) that would benefit from an entire month

There are many groups and classes of people... persons that are excluded with progress and political congruence ("="). That said, the established [quasi-]religion is Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic, ethical.

Howard said...

Blogger traditionalguy said...

Better yet, eat ginger snaps with cream cheese.


That sounds like cookie nirvana

Rabel said...

buwaya said...

"This is a full-power propaganda campaign using all available media.
Someone/someones are pushing this stuff for a reason, this is certainly not done for commercial purposes.
The questions are not answered, who and why."

Yes.

rcocean said...

Man at the Woke Ball Park: I'd like a hot dog.
Vendor: Gay or straight?
Man: What's the Difference.
Vendor: I don't drop my pants for the Straight dog. But there's added mustard.

Bob Boyd said...

Its aliens, man. The aliens are all trans and they want to change our culture so they can fit in and like move among us undetected and shit. Its totally what people who study this shit call a tranny from another planny situation, dude. That's what's up.

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

Do not ask Hammond about Hammond's pronouns. Hammond has no pronouns. Hammond accepts only proper nouns.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

The first rule of marketing is not to offend anyone in your audience.

Maybe that’s a rule somewhere but the one I learned for marketing is the same as for commercial writing: identify your target (audience or market). Until you know the likely buyer/reader you can’t know what will reach them most effectively. This endeavor is so narrowly targeted that it boggles the mind of an old pro like me. It’s not preaching multicultiism like the old Benetton ads (which were inoffensive to broader market). It’s not celebrating “diversity” or “tolerance.” It is recruiting customers to acquiesce to the Orwellian concept that one cannot just use the obvious pronoun, because that in itself is a thoughtcrime to the wackiest transactivists. Most cookie shoppers won’t know and won’t care about correct pronoun use in this context. Those that do can easily take offense at a number of other things Nabisco/Mondelez are doing / have done. The whole thing is fraught with trapdoors for the marketing dept.

Could be they have gone full retard like Gillette.

Mark said...

I don't know about rules of marketing, but something I've noticed over the last several years is the number of commercials where the product's consumers are portrayed as idiots.

Then there were also the Dominos commercials a few years back where they basically said, "Our pizza sucks." Then they had some where they said, "Our stores suck."

Earnest Prole said...

I'll put it alonside Nike, Target etc on my list of products to avoid.

ken in tx said...

I don't eat cookies, but sometimes I buy things I don't eat for the snack table at meetings. It won't be Oreos any time soon. Maybe if they get bought by Bimbo.

Darrell said...

Oreos haven't been Oreos for years. The chocolate wafer is too hard and mostly tasteless. At one time, they were something.

NEO-FIDO said...

If I buy cookies, it is generally Oreos. Double Stuff for preference, because if you are going to sin, you might as well sin hard.


I hate moral blackmail. I still use Gillette razors...because I have not run out of Gillette razors. And if my wife buys Oreos, I will eat them. But I will look askance at these preachy totalitarian idiots.

I have a great recipe for Snickerdoodles and Black Bottom Cupcakes. Seems I can dust my apron off.

mockturtle said...

buwaya observes: "This is a full-power propaganda campaign using all available media.
Someone/someones are pushing this stuff for a reason, this is certainly not done for commercial purposes.
The questions are not answered, who and why."

Just offhand, I would say Satan and his minions.

Joe said...

Everyone let slip the absurd claim the Hydrox were/are good, let alone better than Oreos. Shame, Shame!

The Vault Dweller said...

Everyone let slip the absurd claim the Hydrox were/are good, let alone better than Oreos. Shame, Shame!

Hydrox were the originals though. Oreo is the knock-off. Albeit a better tasting knock-off than the original. I would suggest that people avoid the whole cookie kerfuffle and eat Fig Newtons instead but apparently those are also made by Nabisco. It seems we have quite the biscuit brouhaha on our hands.

mockturtle said...

I never buy cookies, anyway. And after my husband died I don't bake them, either, unless it's for a special occasion, like Christmas, social events, etc. Chocolate chip cookies aren't safe in my possession. ;-)

PuertoRicoSpaceport.com said...

Blogger NEO-FIDO said...

I still use Gillette razors...because I have not run out of Gillette razors.

Pro tip: When you do, buy Schick. Nobody has ever heard of them. I don't think they advertise so probably will not decide to get woke.

The Hydro 5 blades last forever. Almost literally. I get 2 months out of a cartridge shaving every day.

The disposables are good also. I bought a 3 pack a couple years ago and keep them in my suitcase for when I travel. Still as smooth as the first shave.

John Henry

NEO-FIDO said...

John Henry

Thank you for the pro tip. If one cleans the razor carefully, I can get the razor to last for months. So I think, barring the girls stealing mine, that I probably have a year to go

I used to use Bic. Schick...maybe I give them a try. Is Wilkerson still a thing?

I am not concerned overly much. Just a little tweak to my buying habits. Hopefully many more feel that way...and tweak back.

Slip said...

A perfectly assembled world for silly clowns. Laughing