Friday, May 16, 2008

update: censored Starbucks logo is a prostitute

Last month, I complained that Starbucks should not have censored the cartoon breasts in its retro-branding of their original logo. Well, apparently Starbucks was right to be concerned. At least one fringe Christianist group thinks even the censored version is inappropriate and has called for a boycot (sic):


. . . Starbucks has recently introduced a new version of their logo which features a topless mermaid with her legs spread, which has caused outrage from a nation wide Christian media watchdog organization. The Resistance . . . is boycotting Starbucks across the country saying their new logo is inappropriate.

“The Starbucks logo has a naked woman on it with her legs spread like a prostitute,” explains Mark Dice, founder of the group. “Need I say more? It’s extremely poor taste, and the company might as well call themselves, Slutbucks.” . . .

Apparently, the fringe group, The Resistance, is led by Mark Dice (formerly known as John Conner) who has authored and is selling a 9-11/New World Order/AntiChrist conspiracy book. Although even with all of the media attention, Dice's group doesn’t seem to be making much money off the publicity stunt. His fundraising widget shows that $7 has been raised — far from the $1,000 goal (but enough for a Starbucks venti vanilla soy latte).


Of course, like nearly all fringe right-wing website, their website also had an obligatory Ron Paul 2008 banner ad.

(Hat tip: City Business Church)

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