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Coca-Cola Social Media Tool Bans Use of the Word ‘Gay’ - VIDEO

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Add this to the growing column of Coca-Cola sponsored LGBT censorship stories…

Americablog points out a disturbing discovery on Coke’s social media campaign, “Share a Coke,” which allows users to enter text on a virtual can of Coke.

Apparently, the site has no problem with you entering the word “straight” on the can. Enter the word “gay,” however, and you get the following message:

“Oops. Let’s pretend you didn’t just type that.”

Watch a video of the censorship, AFTER THE JUMP

Coca-Cola has faced a string of bad PR in recent months for its involvement in numerous examples of LGBT censorship across the globe. The beverage company, which has remained steadfast in its refusal to denounce Russia's anti-gay propaganda ban, issued a statement last week defending the arrest of a gay Russian human rights advocate who waved a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay.

Coke also removed a gay marriage scene from an Irish TV advertisement late last month.

   

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  1. If you don't type in spaces around the word gay you can use the word gay, bigotry and so on.. Go to joe.my.god website and looks at all the creative words and phases people are creating.

    Posted by: Mark | Jan 26, 2014 5:39:02 PM


  2. If you look at the url, it ends co.za That is in South Africa.

    Posted by: Bobby | Jan 26, 2014 5:46:44 PM


  3. Well 'Gay' might be used as a slur... what other words do they censor? Is 'Homosexual' or 'Lesbian' also censored, or 'LGBT'?

    Posted by: Vera | Jan 26, 2014 5:51:33 PM


  4. Coke is harmful to gay rights. It must be making a lot of money in homophobic countries.

    Posted by: sam | Jan 26, 2014 5:58:56 PM


  5. Remember, this is not on the Coke USA site.

    Posted by: Bobby | Jan 26, 2014 6:00:29 PM


  6. You can enter HOMOSEXUAL and BISEXUAL but not LESBIAN.

    Posted by: Bobby | Jan 26, 2014 6:03:33 PM


  7. South Africa has gay marriage, so why would the word be banned there?

    Posted by: Huh? | Jan 26, 2014 6:07:05 PM


  8. Can't enter "Pepsi" or "Water" either.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Jan 26, 2014 6:07:44 PM


  9. @HUH?
    Indeed!!!!

    Posted by: Vera | Jan 26, 2014 6:14:41 PM


  10. A LITTLE TOO MUCH FUSS

    Especially considering that it is on the South African site, where the likelihood of "Gay" being typed in as a slur is much more likely that as a Gay person's comment
    --- sorry to say that is most countries

    Posted by: Bob K | Jan 26, 2014 6:16:43 PM


  11. Yes, that is disturbing.

    I am terribly disturbed by that.

    Posted by: Charles | Jan 26, 2014 7:28:58 PM


  12. They are censoring a lot more than they think.

    What about the sentence, "Did you see The Gay Divorcee?" (the Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers film, made in 1934, when "gay" did not have its current meaning). Our how about "The Gay Nineties," which refers to the 1890s.

    Censoring without ending up looking like a fool is not easy to do.

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 26, 2014 7:36:03 PM


  13. If you are still drinking any coca cola brands then you are a traitor to your own kind. STOP drinking Coca Cola.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jan 26, 2014 7:49:43 PM


  14. Here's a video that might be satisfying. I think I found it via FailBlog:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaSjwAu3yrI

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 26, 2014 8:20:03 PM


  15. Type "homophobia" or "homophobic" on the can and then post it on you FB page...that should stir things up....lol

    Posted by: CB | Jan 26, 2014 8:29:04 PM


  16. Type in Anita Bryant or Phyllis Schafly or Michelle Bachman with bigot and see if it goes.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jan 26, 2014 8:36:37 PM


  17. coke had better remember the olympics only last two weeks revenge can go on forever

    Posted by: walter | Jan 26, 2014 8:37:44 PM


  18. Coca Cola is Sh1T and we should all do what we can to ostracize this company and portray them as the profit driven behemoth that cares more about their bottom line than basic human rights.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Jan 26, 2014 9:45:43 PM


  19. The World will be a better place with less consumption of coke, drop the stuff.

    Posted by: Jay | Jan 26, 2014 9:46:44 PM


  20. BOYCOTT COCA COLA!!!

    Below is a current list of Coca Cola Products:

    Aquapure
    Aquarius
    Bacardi Mixers
    Barq's
    Barrilitos
    Beverly
    Bright And Early
    Chippewa
    Citra
    Coca-Cola
    Cumberland Gap
    DANNON
    DASANI
    Delaware Punch
    Dr Pepper
    Evian
    Fanta
    Five Alive
    Flavor Rage
    Fresca
    Fruitopia
    Full Throttle
    FUZE
    Georgia
    glacéau
    Gold Peak
    H2OK
    Hi-C
    Honesto
    Illy
    Inca Kola
    Java Monster
    Jericho
    Kinley
    Krest
    Lift
    Master Chill
    Master Pour
    Mello Yello
    Mezzo Mix
    Minute Maid
    Monster
    Northern Neck
    NOS
    Odwalla
    Peace Tea
    Pepe Rico
    Pibb Xtra
    Pibb Zero
    POWERADE
    Red Flash
    Simply
    Southern Sun
    Spring!
    Sprite
    Sunfill
    Surge
    TaB
    VAULT
    Vegibeta
    Vegitabeta
    Worx Energy
    Zico

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Jan 26, 2014 9:54:46 PM


  21. https://shareacoke.co.za/photocard.aspx?img=gohomo

    Posted by: tim | Jan 26, 2014 10:12:44 PM


  22. I wish I drank Coke so I could stop drinking it. There's just no excuse.

    Posted by: ophu | Jan 27, 2014 1:31:08 AM


  23. "Gay" is very often censored for things like this because of its common use as a pejorative.

    Posted by: JMC | Jan 27, 2014 2:33:43 AM


  24. I ban the use of Coke in my house.
    Now I am going to have to ban several more products.

    I'll just switch to Big Red and booze

    Posted by: Art | Jan 27, 2014 4:31:54 AM


  25. Pretty interesting.. Don't think it should've been that big of a deal though

    Posted by: D'Marcus Jackson | Jan 27, 2014 12:56:01 PM


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