“I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke…”

“…but the SJWs won’t let me!”

Consumer rights and health groups are calling on the Mexican government to ban a new Coca-Cola ad depicting young white people handing out Coke as a service project at an indigenous community in southern Oaxaca state.

The ad has been criticised for its depiction of light-skinned, model-like young people joyously constructing a Coca-Cola tree in town and hauling in coolers of Coke.

Mexico has skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes, especially among indigenous people.

*rolls eyes*

The Alliance for Food Health is calling on the National Council to Prevent Discrimination to pull the ad campaign immediately.

The alliance, a coalition of consumer rights and health groups, says it is an attack on the dignity of indigenous people and contributes to their deteriorating health.

I wonder how they’d view the Herbal Essences advert?

The commercial on YouTube and its hashtag #AbreTuCorazon (open your heart) have drawn a slew of critical comments.

“Coca-Cola is working on some genius colonial branding in Mexico with its out-of-touch, racist #AbreTuCorazon campaign,” one critic said.

Another asks: “Why don’t you have the people of Oaxaca taking their culture to other countries?”

We’ve got Mexican restaurants already, thanks. And tequila.

Coca-Cola responded: “We appreciated you sharing your concerns. We will be sure to pass along your comments.”

Which is, I hope, corporate-speak for ‘Go f*** yourselves with a swordfish’…

5 comments for ““I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke…”

  1. Voice of Reason
    December 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Some years ago, I watched a documentary, in which they discussed Avon ladies in the Amazon, of all places. The people were convinced that the makeup would make them white.

    • December 20, 2015 at 6:53 am

      Whitening agents are the bane of many a SJW on the CiF front…

  2. December 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Just about the same as the beliefs of the females in South Africa, who use mercury-based products to lighten their skin. The fact that they are poisoning themselves, even when they are told of the dangers, doesn’t make a ha’porth of difference; they are going to be white, even if it kills them!

  3. Stonyground
    December 15, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I’m diabetic and never drink Coke as I hate the stuff. I very rarely drink sugary drinks either and don’t have sugar in tea or coffee. I was a little overweight but by no means fat.

    I’m not sure this is relevant but when I was first diagnosed, two and a half years ago, I had to give myself five injections every day. After a while I was being treated with pills. Now I take no medication at all. It won’t work for everyone but I achieved this by getting myself very fit.

    • December 20, 2015 at 6:54 am

      Type II can be cured by a change of diet. But doctors like to hand out pills, because they get to claim they are ‘doing something’.

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