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Originally posted by Frith
At least it appears to be less offensive than the previous promotional scandal that broke out with Starbucks with that "Collapse Into Cool" ad from early 2002 in which some people complained it reminded them too much of 9/11.
The image shown above is indeed a promotional poster for the Starbucks Coffee Company's new TazoCitrus drinks. The posters were displayed on the walls of about 3,000 Starbucks outlets throughout the USA and Canada beginning in April 2002, until an inquiry from a New York Post reporter who'd been contacted by someone upset that the poster's imagery was too reminiscent of the terror attacks on New York's twin towers (and a discussion of the ad's purported symbolism on ABC's "Politically Incorrect") prompted Starbucks to pull the material from their stores on June 7. (According to Starbucks the promotional posters were due to come down at the end of June anyway, although the display dates on the posters indicate they were originally intended to be kept up throughout the summer.)
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Marg, sorry, but I don't think ANYONE wants to see "OB-GYN" on their cup of coffee.
"I want to enjoy your product without having Earth Day Network propaganda thrust at me," wrote Malachi Salcido of East Wenatchee, Wash.
Originally posted by PistolPete
It's trendy to be outraged in America right now. Which outrages me.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Because only the religious fringe bothers with these sorts of theatrics.