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o_O That seems kinda counter-productive. Yeah, waaay counter productive, actually.
 

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I can't decide if this is slightly more or slightly less ironic than the Ronald McDonald house or the breast cancer awareness ribbons on animal products.
Yea, that's what I thought. I remember when KFC had that ridiculous "buckets for the cure" campaign going on. That was dumb enough, but I'll grant that some ignorant people may not see the connection. I'm pretty sure everyone and their grandma knows that soda and other sugar laden foods are linked to diabetes though.
 

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Why is it, when I think I'm the biggest idiot in the world, someone, somewhere has to go out of their way to prove me wrong as publicly as possible?
 

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I dunno... never underestimate the stupidity and ignorance of the American consuming public. A lot of these ads actually work because they go right over people's heads.
I can just imagine people thinking something along the lines of, "I'll drink a bunch of these half gallon jugs, so that diabetes will be cured by the time I get it! Herp derp!"
 

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I can just imagine people thinking something along the lines of, "I'll drink a bunch of these half gallon jugs, so that diabetes will be cured by the time I get it! Herp derp!"
I think you're on to something!
 

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Apparently they missed my editorial on the subject. Which is probably for the best. I wanted to see if they had a sign like that so I could post it on Flickr and editorialize (I'm preaching to the choir here) so I walked in, and the smell just about make me sick. I'd forgotten the smell of K(entucky)F(ride)C(rap) was nauseating.
 

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Although juvenile diabetes is an autoimmune disease and has nothing at all to do with dietary causes, the ad still seems a bit odd.
I'm glad someone pointed that out. But if someone with diabetes, type 1 or 2, drank that much non-diet soda they would quite likely die, so the fact that this charity teamed up with KFC is still ridiculous.
 

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From what I've read the promotion was only offered at a single KFC location in Utah. The store owner's son is apparently Type I diabetic so when Pepsi offered to team up with him to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation he accepted. Not the best choice of bed-partners I admit, but not worthy of the level of disdain it has received on the internet.
 
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