Jake, at www.pageonekentucky.com, posted a blog yesterday about Pepsi and the AFA: http://pageonekentucky.com/2009/02/04/warning-kentuckians-gay-people-drink-pepsi (if you have not watched this video, you should).
Apparently this is the national AFA policy (I did not realize this at the time).
I sent Pepsi an email, they responded with this:
Thank you for contacting us at PepsiCo and for sharing your thoughts.
As a company, we made a commitment to promote and support diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our business. We’re proud of the success we’ve had in attracting some of the best and the brightest from around the world and in building a workforce that is truly reflective of the consumers we serve.
At PepsiCo, diversity and inclusion are among the values we have adopted for ourselves in the workplace because we see them as important to our viability and success—as individual employees and as a company. And we believe strongly that these values will enhance other businesses and work environments as well.
Again, thank you for your interest in our company.
My friend Michael at change.org has an action alert about it, and I urge all of you to let your readers know how to contact Pepsi and sign this petition:
Come on…..help! AFA and their boycotts are legendary, from Ford to Disney, they never seem to stop! We need to push back!
Thursday, February 05, 2009