Bye-bye pop tarts; my real letter to Kellogg’s

February 7, 2009 at 2:12 am 2 comments

As I mentioned before, boycotting Kellogg’s products is just a start. To get to the root of the problem, you need to talk directly to “the big guy.”

So I did. I emailed Mark Baynes today and thought I would share that email with the world as well..

Dear Mark Baynes,

I am one of thousands of angered Americans who have boycotted all Kellogg’s products after the recent decision to drop sponsorship of Michael Phelps.

You may think this will pass. People will protest anything thing and everything, right? This is about a bunch of stoners being pissed that you don’t support the right to be high, right?

No, this is something that is much bigger than angry, pot-headed bloggers uniting to complain about something new.

This is more than Michael Phelps and his gold medals and his obligation to be a great American role model.

It is about how poorly your company has handled the entire situation, and how hypocritical it feels to your consumers. For if there were no consumers, there would be no Kellogg’s company. Bottom line.

This was YOUR opportunity to be role models. You sponsored this man, said you would back him because it was your PRIVILEGE to have him grace your cereal boxes.
You had no problem being associated with him when he was winning gold medals, but as soon as he did something that was “controversial” you dropped him. Why? Because he admitted to behaving in a manner that was not becoming of an Olympic Gold Medalist? Because he apologized to fans who had been hurt by his actions? Isn’t that what a role model is supposed to do? We are all human, and it is in our nature to sin, to make mistakes, to question authorities, to try new things. All we can ask is that some one be honest, and try to do better when they know they’ve messed up.

You didn’t bother to give Michael Phelps a second chance. No, he doesn’t need your money. He certainly doesn’t need the Kellogg’s name backing him for all of America to know he is great. He’s already proven his talents again and again. We are in no place to judge his actions. None of us could ever comprehend the pressures he must face daily.

But Kellogg’s,  you really let your consumers down. Even if you take it all back and decide to renew his contract, it’s too late. We will forever see you as that small-minded company that didn’t even stop to take their consumers into consideration before making a giant decision that will forever change lives.

America is growing up, and we’re leaving small-minded people behind. Bye-bye pop tarts. You had a good run, but your glory days are over.

Sincerely,

JoHanna Windecker

~What is this girl’s obsession with pop tarts?! I’m sorry but they are just really, really delicious…

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  • 1. pussified  |  February 7, 2009 at 3:02 am

    great letter! i wasn’t aware he was dropped from kellogg’s until a few hours ago and promptly made sure that i didn’t have any pop tarts in my kitchen…i can always go generic!

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  • 2. Cherma  |  February 7, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Agreed and well written. I first thought the same thing as you did. I am going to boycott any and all Kellogg’s products, and will see how many more I can get also to not partake in their priducts.
    I am a long time swimmer and cannabis user. I was literally born in the pool my family says. I have lived in Hawaii for 30+ years and swimming, & freed diving all the time.
    Mr. Phelps has accomplished many great things and I will personally sponsor him thru my company to train in Hawaii. I will provide him with as much Ganja as he wants or needs. I started competition swimming at 12 years old. I was baked every morning, after I had delivered papers from 4-530 am then into the pool till 830 am school till 330 pm train at the pool till 6 pm, everyday for 6 years. There were 8 of us on the swim team that did smoke cannabis. Before, and after meets as well. Michael Phelps is an extrodinary individual who is old enough to make his decisions. I am proud of who he is and what he has done. There is no shame in taking a bing rip. The person who took that photo damn well knew what he or she was doing. I look at that person as more evil in his act of betrayal, merely to cash in on things. I doubt Mr Phelps was an obliging party to this selling of the photo. The great and stupid act of Cannabis Prohibition in 1937 has literally failed, and was all propaganda related B.S. it is time to Repeal all Cannabis Prohibition acts against citizens of the USA.

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