I *think* I’m stating the obvious here but there has never been an easier time in the history of America to announce to
the world the 3 people listening, that you’re gay. But don’t be surprised that another product which has nothing to do with kissing boys or girls is advertised in a dramatic new commercial. This one somehow connects cookies to a guy telling his grandmother that he’s homosexual.
I suppose the days of OREOs just being a cookie you dunk in milk are gone. Now, to eat an OREO is to be enlightened to the struggle of the LGBLTDKWVMFP+ crowd. Honestly, I’m not sure Nabisco, the brand that makes OREO, knows that coming out is about as controversial as a napkin. In other words, no one cares anymore.
Employee #1: I’m gay.
Employee #2: What’s that, you say?
Employee #1: I said I’m gay.
Employee #2: Oh, cool. OK, so anyway, the project we’re working on…
When someone reveals their homosexuality, except for maybe a few trolls on Twitter, it’s the most celebrating thing anyone can do in 2022. The hate, rejection, or ostracizing portrayed in commercials, movies, and TV shows isn’t what I see in the real world.
Wait, so Hollywood is out of touch? No way!
This is not unlike when Demi Lovato released a song called “Commander In Chief,” in which she bashes Donald Trump. After debuting the music video, she said, “I literally don’t care if this ruins my career,” when the truth is that it’s cool to hate Donald Trump. She knows it won’t ruin her career and if she thought it would then, just like every entertainer, she wouldn’t release it. If she truly didn’t care, she’d sing a song called, “I Eat Boogers, Especially the Juicy Ones.” Let’s see how that affects her career.
Back to the double stuff, though. These cookies aren’t exactly the best snack to promote homosexuality, anyway. “Homo-” is a prefix meaning same and OREOs feature chocolate wafers and creme filling. If anything, that’s “hetero-“. Maybe if the wafers were chocolate and the filling was chocolate they’d have something, or if it were two
gayfers wafers and no filling, they’d have a leg to stand on.
In the big picture, it’s almost as if the media WANTS this to still be an issue so through subtle ways like cookie commercials, they keep it in front of us and can somehow twist it to sell cookies. And this, even when most, if not all, people are thinking it’s fine to agree to disagree. Let’s play this ad out in real life… my guess is the grandmother would say something like this, “Grandson or granddaughter– whatever you want to be called now– I love you. Can we sit down and eat? We just traveled 20 hours and grandma’s hungry!”
-Out of the Wilderness