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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Kellogg Customers More Concerned With Phelps Than Tainted Peanut Butter (AUDIO)

The Kellogg Company may have thought it was making the smart public-relations play by announcing it was not renewing its contract with Michael Phelps, the Olympic gold-medalist photographed taking a bong hit at a South Carolina party.

Kellogg customers, it turns out, are more interested in that decision than they are concerned about the ongoing peanut butter recall.

The Huffington Post placed a call to Kellogg Friday evening to find out more about their marijuana policies, and was greeted with this recording:

"Thank you for calling the Kellogg Company. If you would like to share your comments regarding our relationship with Michael Phelps, please press one to speak to a representative. If you're calling about the recent peanut butter recall, please press two now. Otherwise, press three or stay on the line. Thank you."

Listen here.

So far, three drug-policy reform groups - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the Drug Policy Alliance - have all called for a boycott of Kellogg products until Phelps is rehired. The groups have encouraged their members to reach out to Kellogg to share their opinions.

UPDATE: No uprising would be complete without, of course, a FaceBook group.

For more on the Phelps marijuana controversy, visit here.

Original here

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