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Oreo Gay Pride Cookie Brouhaha

Oreo is under the heat lamp for a rainbow-cookie ad it posted Monday in recognition of Gay Pride Month. A photo posted on the company’s Facebook page shows an Oreo cookie with not one but six layers of cream — one for each color of the rainbow, a symbol gay rights supporters use to show diversity. The text below the photo reads, "Proudly support love!" The cookie isn't real but the company's show of support has triggered a debate over equal rights for same-sex couples, which has played out this week has in the comments on Oreo's Facebook page. By Wednesday afternoon, the rainbow cookie post had nearly 38,000 comments and 226,000 likes on the social media site. While the responses were mostly positive, some commenters were outraged, even calling for a boycott of the product.



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