Oreo shows gay pride with rainbow filled cookie

Oreo's gay pride

Tens of thousands of Facebook users expressed their views after Oreo posted a photo on Facebook in support of gay rights. 

The photo of an Oreo cookie with layers of rainbow-colored filling was posted Monday night on the Oreo Facebook page along with the status update, “Proudly support love!”  The caption under the photo reads “June 25 | PRIDE.”

The company also tweeted the picture with the statement “Celebrate your pride for love!”

The posts are reportedly part of a series of daily ads featuring images of Oreo cookies and milk in honor of the 100th birthday of Oreo cookies. 

Some posts encouraged the company to actually manufacture the rainbow-filled cookie.  Some said it was a cool picture but they’d never eat the pictured cookie. The post sparked sometimes-heated debate. 

Oreo’s Facebook post had more than 214,000 likes, nearly 64,000 shares and more than 34,000 comments. 

The criticisms appear to be part of the inspiration for a new Facebook fan page supporting the Oreo post, called “Support Oreo” at http://www.facebook.com/SupportOreo.

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