Kellogg’s Taking Heat for Dropping Phelps

11 02 2009

By now, we’ve all heard the bad jokes about Snap, Crackle, and Pop so I won’t rehash that, but this surprised me a little.  Did I say surprised?  No, not really.  My personal opinion is Kellogg’s did the right thing.  It doesn’t matter how you feel about pot, it’s still illegal.  The entire world is chastising Alex Rodriquez right now for for doing something illegal, but Michael Phelps seems to be getting a free pass in the court of public opinion.  The media is all over, but he seems to be getting sympathy from a large group of the public.  Illegal is illegal as far as I’m concerned.

Marijuana advocates are urging a boycott of Kellogg for deciding to cut ties with Olympic hero Michael Phelps after he was photographed with a marijuana pipe.

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The leader of the Marijuana Policy Project says Battle Creek-based Kellogg’s action in dropping Phelps was “hypocritical and disgusting.”

Ron Kampia says he’s never seen his membership so angry, with more than 2,300 of them signing an online petition.

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11 02 2009
ktpupp

Well, if you wanna go the “pot is illegal” route, so is drunk driving… but Kellogg’s had no problem signing Phelps up even though he has a DIU on his record. I guess it’s OK to drive drunk and put other people’s lives as risk, just don’t smoke pot and affect only yourself.

I just think Kellogg’s is being a bit hypocritical if they want to argue about virtues…

12 02 2009
Mid-Michigan Dining

Good Point

12 02 2009
bk

Actually, bad point. There is a huge difference between something that happened before he was signed by Kellogg’s (that he has already paid his debt to society for) and doing something illegal while under contract with them. It is not hypocritical at all, actually, because this directly affected them while the DD did not.

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