On April 18, the despicable leftist sewer blog Wonkette ignited a firestorm by publishing a post titled "Greatest Living American: A Children's Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday" mocking Trig, Gov. Palin's youngest son who was born with Down Syndrome. The response from the left to this "celebration" of Trig's birthday was to pile on in the comments section with sewage even more disgusting and disturbing than the original article. But conservatives reacted in a far more serious manner, reports Ken Wheaton at Ad Age:
But then, according to Slate's David Weigel, conservative bloggers stumbled across it and the outcry started. It quickly spread across political lines as people of all stripes (or claiming to be) declared the post beyond tasteless and started demanding that advertisers pull ads.The human filth at Wonkette, who did not respond to an Ad Age email requesting comment, predictably melted down on Twitter by calling Papa John's "homophobic" and urging fellow filth to boycott Papa John's. We're not sure what objecting to the despicable treatment of an innocent special needs child has to do with homosexuality, alien is logic to the "progressive mind." But we digress...
So far, the Twitter presences for both Papa John's and Huggies have decried the post. According to the Papa John's tweet, the company will make sure its ads won't run on Wonkette in the future. Huggies went so far as to tweet, "All -- We do not support the @Wonkette story & have taken action 2 pull r ads, effective immediately. TY 4 bringing this issue to r att'n!"
We don't know about you, but a tasty pizza from Papa John's sounds like just the ticket for supper tonight. As for Huggies, we doubt very many of the sewer surfers who hang out at places like Wonkette have young 'uns in diapers. Good Lord, we hope not, for the sake of their offspring at least. But if you have kids in diapers, please stock up on Huggies. It's important to reward companies who do the right thing.
Related: See MJ Sheppard's posts here and here.
Vanguard Financial joins the convoy here. (h/t Karen)
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