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Evolutionary Dr Pepper Ad Spurs Religious Kerfuffle

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Dr Pepper marched directly into controversy a week ago when it launched its "March of Progress" ad campaign. And the uproar has not abated.

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Roseann d (178)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 8:24 pm
Sounds like those anti-evolution idiots should be drinking DUH-ctor Pepper...not Dr. Pepper. Personally, I don't drink soda at all. Never liked it, even as a kid.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 21, 2012, 2:54 am
Thanks, if there was evolution, I'm pretty certain we wouldn't be drinking soda.

Michela M (3964)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:14 am
I HATE SODA............

Past Member (0)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:20 am

Kay H (0)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:26 am
These folks need to wear a scarlet I for Ignorance so that normal people will know who they are.

Carol H (229)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:44 am
noted, thanks Cal

Erika M (0)
Friday September 21, 2012, 7:13 am
OMG! That is so hilarious. Some people look for things to get upset about. What sad lives they must lead.

Jim P (3257)
Friday September 21, 2012, 9:18 am
It is a clever ad.

Oh pooh to the religious creationists...

Ty, Cal.

Julie E (405)
Friday September 21, 2012, 10:01 am
I don't have a problem with it.

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday September 21, 2012, 1:45 pm
Isn't this soda based on artificial prune juice?!?! Yet another advert campaign that's full of road apples! I remain opposed to drinking this trash (I'd rather drink real prune juice!) and will stick to water and occasional store brand fruit drinks and sodas...

Margery Coffey (8)
Friday September 21, 2012, 1:46 pm
Some folks do not have enough to do.

Dax Gorham (0)
Friday September 21, 2012, 2:11 pm
The advertisement was clever and points to the natural selection that we know is not an anti=religious advertisment!!!!

Gloria H (88)
Friday September 21, 2012, 5:45 pm
the next cartoon frame should be of "man" puking out the nasty stuff, maybe even reverting back to laboratory or would it be- lavatory lab monkey? Obviously, I dont drink the stuff, no matter how much vodka is mixed with it.

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday September 21, 2012, 8:32 pm
I am sure that there is some ad executive gleefully rubbing his hands together some where. Look at all the attention we are getting over some artificially colored, flavored and sweetened carbonic acid. This stuff not only rots their teeth but their brains too.

Lloyd H (46)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 6:19 am
Alana H., They do wear red, the Rabid Catholic Anti-Marriage Equality group 'Tradition Family & Property wear Red Capes when they demonstrate. Catholic Bishops wear red, Cardinals wear red and if they were as real as the pretend to be One Million Shrews(Moms) must have permanently red faces caused by their outrage at everything from Ben & Jerry flavor names to Oreo Colors to corporate spokespeople to you name it. And face it the Teanderthal-Teavangelicals-Creationist loons really hate that particular depiction of evolution because it reminds them and every one else just how far from the end result these knuckle-draggers actually are.

Consuelo Hannan (1)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 6:41 am
these people have not evolved. when people believe that the earth is only 5-6000 years old then you know that they have not intellectually evolved. these are people that believe that humans and dinosaurs lived together at the same time.

Amitav Dash (87)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 7:58 am
They left off the next frame (post-post-Pepper): lying in a hospital bed being treated for countless diseases caused by years of consuming Dr. Pepper (or any other "soft" drink).

Marcia Mueller (13)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 12:55 pm
Good for this company for refusing to cater to a religious right whose minds are as fossilized at the evolutionary record they deny.

Christopher Fowler (82)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 1:44 pm
This only shows the extreme stupidity of creationists and those who actually believe in it.

Their faith is so shaken by this ad that they are planning to boycott Dr. Pepper, so let them. I'll just get more to take up the slack. I happen to like Dr. Pepper and I trust the science behind the scientific theory of evolution.

David Menard (43)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 4:29 pm
Creationists are so used to drinking their anti science brainwashing religious Reich televangelistaide to think critically or logically.

Julie W (32)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 5:53 pm
Haven't seen the word 'kerfuffle' used for years! But that's all it is - get over it, you have no sense of humour.

Ruadha S (6)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 8:29 pm
I don't care if you like Dr. Pepper or not--their ad team has once again clicked on a snappy campaign. Right up there with "every kiss begins with Kay" (so simple, yet it never occured to anyone before) and the KIA hamsters--I looove the hamsters.

A couple of quotes from the article--" “No we didn't come from apes,” wrote one user. “Lord Jesus pep can be blinded. If we came from apes why is there still apes [sic]”

“This is showing the theory of men evolving from apes I have lost all respect for Dr Pepper,” wrote another"

Why are all these creationists functionally illiterate?

Lauren Rischel (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 11:46 pm
Because the Tea Bags have soaked up the minimal intellectual juices in their brains. Now if we could just get 32 of them, we would have a complete set of teeth.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 12:14 am
High fructose corn syrup and creationists....two things that are poisoning our society that we would surely be better off without.

Shan D (49)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 1:29 am
I unapologetically love Dr Pepper - it's the only kind of pop whose diet version is drinkable. And before anybody lectures me about bad stuff, I don't smoke, do drugs, drink alcohol, or even drink coffee. I also took anthropology in college, and I think the ad is stupid. If they want to sell this stuff, they need to go back to that catchy musical ad from decades ago, with everybody singing and dancing - ("I'm a Pepper, he's a Pepper, she's a Pepper, we're a Pepper, wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?"). At least it would be cheerful.

louise Woychesko (1)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:45 pm
It"s an add.

Rin S (10)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:23 pm
OMG IDIOTS. And that's why Christians will die out soon.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:30 pm
Amen to that, Rin.

Hey, I coulda said, from your mouth to Dog's ears. ;)
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