Coca-Cola Bans 'Transgender' on Bottle Customization Tool, Allows 'Nazis'
Newsweek has the mind-boggling story about Coca Cola allowing customers to order bottles with the label “Nazis”, “fascism” and “transphobia”, while banning the term “transgender”.
“LGBT”? Banned. “Lesbian”? Banned!
This weird bias was not limited to queer and trans terms. “Black Lives Matter” was banned, while “Blue Lives Matter” was not. “Palestine” was banned, but not “Israel”.
In a statement to Newsweek, The Coca-Cola Company said:
"We're continuously refining and improving our Share A Coke personalization tool to ensure it is used only for its intended purpose – for Coca-Cola fans to celebrate with one another and make connections.
"We add terms and phrases if we feel they are consistent with that intent."
That is not an answer. That is not an apology.
According to LGBTQ Nation “Lesbian” and “Transgender” now work and “Nazis” and at least some anti-trans slurs do not:
However, “Gay Pride” is still inexplicably blocked, as is “Black Lives Matter” and “Palestine.”
I will use this an example everyone someone tries to tell me that transphobia, homophobia and racism are not systemic aspects of a bigoted culture.
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Coca-Cola was made illegal by God, who sounded suspiciously like Morgan Freeman. Feeling thirsty, I popped open a can of Dr. Pepper but was disturbed by God telling me that Dr. Pepper contains Coca-Cola. I drank it anyway, which caused God to yell out in pain and agony.
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