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As trumpeted on their homepage, 7-up, a Dr. Pepper Snapple Group company, is a proud sponsor of The Apprentice.

I've made an effort to call Snapple Group twice in the last two days, and their current position is that they do not endorse anything Mr. Trump says in public, and that their advertising is in support of The Apprentice's commitment toward celebrating diversity.

I told the representative that while their support of diversity is admirable, it is clearly a value that Mr. Trump does not live up to, and that 7-up has a choice in whether they continue putting dollars in his pocket to fund his race-baiting, divisive speech.

It was clear that Dr Pepper Snapple Group has been receiving calls critical of their sponsorship, and that these calls have been going to upper-management.  We need to increase the call volume and force them to do the right thing.

Will you call Dr Pepper Snapple Group today?
Telephone: 1-800-696-5891

Please be sure to tell them that you will not be buying any of their products as you do not want your money funding Trump's platform, and that you will be encouraging your friends and family, online and offline, to do the same.

After you call, please post the results of your conversation in the comments so that we can keep track of the effort and 7-up's response.

Have a facebook?  Why not head over to 7-up's Wall and provide them some feedback there as well?

You can also provide 7-up with feedback by mail:

Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.
Attn: Consumer Relations
P.O. Box 86077
Plano, TX 75086-9077

and by email.

Thanks for the help, and please sure to tell your friends and family to do the same.

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Have you called Snapple Group today to insist that they end their sponsorship immediately?

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Comment Preferences

  •  Snapple (3+ / 0-)
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    hey mister, nellgwen, stolen water

    Snapple was Limbutt's sponsor way back when.

  •  Just called... (1+ / 0-)
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    hey mister

    The girl I spoke to said "yes, I understand" in between giggles....

    Think she agreed with everything I said, not that that in itself matters, but had a pleasant exchange anyway.  

    Oh, also ended with stating that I'd be tweeting and facebooking boycott Dr. Pepper stuff.  She just laughed pleasantly while saying "I'm sure you will be".

  •  Oh man. . . (0+ / 0-)

    Boycotting Dr. Pepper in Texas is like boycotting air.  Could I maybe just drink a little less of it?

    Really? A trendy expression of befuddled incredulity? Really?

    by cardinal on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 11:16:55 AM PDT

  •  Who are the assholes who are (1+ / 0-)
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    hey mister

    supporting this asshole's rhetoric?

    This prick has been called a "malignant narcissist" by a conservative I caught yesterday on MSNBC.

    I normally disagree with her, but God, was she right on about
    this gold-toileted, trophy-wived, blow-dried creep.

    I just called the Dr. Pepper people and gave them a polite
    piece of my mind about this "loose cannon who shouldn't be sponsoring ANY product" unless they want to be allied
    with the worst elements in our society.  

    O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant." --Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

    by Wildthumb on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 12:04:24 PM PDT

    •  Malignant narcissist. (1+ / 0-)
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      Wildthumb

      Wow, that's seriously the most perfect description of Trump I've ever heard.

      I just called the Dr. Pepper people and gave them a polite piece of my mind about this "loose cannon who shouldn't be sponsoring ANY product" unless they want to be allied with the worst elements in our society.

      When I was talking to the rep, I told them "I'm looking at your website and I see your logo next to Trump's face, you can't tell me that I shouldn't draw a connection between the two and that you're only sponsoring a television show."

      As far as those two votes in support of trump up there, it's nice to see that the freeper trolls read the recent diaries list.

  •  disgusting. (0+ / 0-)

    "sometimes decades pass and nothing happens; and then sometimes weeks pass and decades happen."...

    by stolen water on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 01:57:37 PM PDT

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