Enough with the "Kool-Aid drinker" already!
Reported by Chrish - April 28, 2007 -
It's become the symbol of contempt and disparagement, an inference that one can't think for hemself. Stop the madness! Contact Kraft Foods and ask them to step in and return the pitcher-man to his rightful owners - kids.
Why should Bill O'Reilly get to hijack that cute little cartoon for his very own symbol of contempt? We can't expect Kraft to stop every blogger/poster in the world from abusing their trademark, but surely they can make Bill O'Reilly stop. I wrote to them already:
Bill O'Reilly, a host on FOX News Channel, frequently accuses people who disagree with him of being "Kool-Aid drinkers," a reference to the tragedy at Jonestown, inferring they can't think for themselves. He uses the iconic little Kool-Aid man in his graphics.
I am wondering, as someone who usually disagrees with Mr. O'Reilly, if Kraft Foods endorses Mr. O'Reilly's disparagement of the large percentage of the American public who are not aligned with Mr. O'Reilly's rather extreme outlook. As a consumer, I would like to know if my grocery money is going towards supporting an ideology which I don't personally support.
I am asking, as a consumer of Kraft products, that Kraft instruct Mr. O'Reilly to cease and desist in his use of the phrase "Kool-Aid drinker" and its variants, and to cease and desist in using the Kool-Aid pitcher-man icon. If I see that he persists in the use of the phrase and icon, I'll assume that Kraft is endorsing his use of their product as a disparagement of myself and millions of other moderate-to-liberal Americans, and will adjust my shopping habits accordingly.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Please drop them a line and let them know that the big BOR is giving their little icon a bad name.