Posted by Marc van Gurp
| 26-01-2014 12:50 | Category:
Have you ever tried to submit the name ‘Gay’ on a personalised Coca-Cola can?
The video shows what happens.
Same result with ‘Queer’. But not for ‘Heterosexual’.
Or try it for yourself here.
It is clear what is happening. The manufacturer has blocked a number of words. However, the choice is unfortunate.
The submitter on YouTube commented: ‘No wonder they are defending their sponsorship of the Russian Winter Olympics.’
The straight version is accepted.
Coca-Cola changed the website. Visitors can only choose from a list of names rather than self-chosen names.
Try it with “asshole,” see the same result, and then delete this article from osocio.org because it is an embarrassment.
Same with “pussy.” Looks like an anti cyber-bullying thing.
Posted by lee | 26-01-2014 16:50
“Gay” which was rejected as apparently inappropriate, is a not-uncommon name where I come from. Too bad Coke won’t recognize it.
Posted by Tina Reilly | 26-01-2014 17:20
Bummer. But really… who cares? That stuff is garbage anyway.
Posted by April | 26-01-2014 18:16
@lee Apparently, the word gay is still a dirty word. Just like asshole.
And there is data about it.
Posted by Marc van Gurp | 26-01-2014 18:33
Gay and Queer can be negative. But you can use HOMOSEXUAL! So the theory that coke is anti gay seams to be false.
Posted by Me | 27-01-2014 03:45