Kraft Launches Gay Pride Oreo Cookie Ad
The iconic Oreo cookie is getting a Gay Pride rainbow makeover, at least in a new Facebook ad campaign.
Oreo, which is owned by Kraft Foods, posted on its Facebook page a controversy-stirring ad featuring an Oreo cookie stuffed with a rainbow filling.
“We are excited to illustrate what is making history today in a fun and playful way,” Basil Maglaris, a spokeswoman for Kraft Foods wrote in an email to ABC News. “As a company, Kraft Foods has a proud history of celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We feel the OREO ad is a fun reflection of our values."
In the last 17 hours, more than 157,000 people "liked" the picture.
Others, however, have been offended, sparking a proposed boycott.
Oreo says it does not plan to sell the depicted rainbow cookie in its ad.